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FAA intends to publish new medical flight regulation

Hospital Safety Insider, April 22, 2009

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As we first reported yesterday on Mac's Safety Space, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to publish a new rule on medical helicopter flights.

The FAA hopes to have a draft of the rulemaking available for comment by late 2009 or early 2010, John Allen, the director of flight standards for the FAA, told the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Aviation Wednesday.

Nine fatal medical flight accidents have occurred since December 2007, killing 35 people, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.



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