Regulations and Government
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Senate passage comes less than a week after the Senate Commerce Committee approved a compromise version of the bill.
On December 15 the FAA missed the congressionally set mandate to issue a final rule overhauling small aircraft certification regulations.
Lawmakers now have until December 16 to agree on a funding measure for most government agencies, including the FAA.
The committee approved a compromise version to address concerns raised by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) last month.
U.S. House T&I chairman Bill Shuster says findings underscore need for FAA reform.
They advocate the idea of “fly away” to make most of the helicopter’s performance rather than a diagram that shows operators what not to do.
The effort could extend components’ service life, reduce costs and improve safety, the company said.
Recommendations stem from the TSB’s investigation into the crash of a Metro III on Dec. 22, 2012, in which an infant was killed.
The groups are stepping up opposition as the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee plans to release the proposal early next year.
The FAA is missing a congressionally-mandated December 15 deadline for release of a final rule.