HAI Wants $11 Million for Safer Gulf Operations

 - October 3, 2007, 8:15 AM

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is asking Congress to appropriate $10.9 million for the FAA to “field weather, communications and surveillance equipment” to support low-level helicopter operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Congress passed legislation last year reauthorizing the FAA to fund such equipment, but the funds have yet to be appropriated. The absence of this support “continues to raise significant industry concern,” said HAI president Roy Resavage.