[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 23 (Thursday, February 3, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 6094-6095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2317]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 27 and 29

FAA Public Forum To Conduct Regulatory Review

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The FAA announces an informal meeting to discuss the FAA 
rotorcraft rules, 14 CFR parts 27 and 29, and to gather any relevant 
information that will help with drafting any future rule changes.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on March 8, 2011, from 1 to 5 
p.m. (ET).

ADDRESSES: The meeting is in conjunction with the Helicopter 
Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo at the Orange County 
Convention Center, Room S.310, South Concourse, 9899 International 
Drive, Orlando, Florida. Attendees are not required to register for the 
Heli-Expo conference to participate in this public forum.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Stellar, Rotorcraft Standards 
Staff, ASW-110, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone 
(817) 222-5179; or by e-mail at fred.stellar@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is announced pursuant to 49 
U.S.C. 40113 and 49 U.S.C. 44701 to take actions the FAA considers 
necessary in order to enhance safety in air commerce and the DOT 
policies and procedures to seek public participation in that process.

Purpose of the Public Meeting

    The purpose of this informal meeting is to gather information that 
may drive regulatory changes. The FAA will review and consider all 
material presented by participants at the public meeting. FAA will use 
the information to analyze the need and scope for potential rule 
changes to enhance rotorcraft safety. The goal is to reduce the 
accident/incident rate for rotorcraft through promulgation of minimum 
safety standards in line with today's technology and helicopter 
operations. The FAA will have management and technical specialists 
available from the Aircraft Certification Service to entertain 
questions and discuss issues presented by the audience. Attendance is 
open to all interested persons, but will be limited to the space 

Public Meeting Procedures

    At this meeting, we will outline our approach to conduct a 
comprehensive review of 14 CFR parts 27 and 29 rules for rotorcraft 
airworthiness. We will give a brief presentation discussing the primary 
safety concerns driving potential revision of rotorcraft rules. 
Following the brief presentation, the audience will be encouraged to 
comment or make suggestions regarding potential changes to the 
regulations governing rotorcraft airworthiness. An FAA representative 
will facilitate the meeting per the following procedures:

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    (1) The meeting will be informal and non-adversarial. No individual 
will be subject to cross examination by any other participant. FAA 
representatives on the panel may ask questions to clarify statements 
and to ensure an accurate record. Any statement made during the meeting 
by a panel member should not be construed as an official position of 
the government.
    (2) There will be no admission fees or other charges to attend or 
to participate in the public meeting. The meeting will be open to all 
persons, subject to availability of space in the meeting room. The FAA 
will make every effort to accommodate all persons wishing to attend.
    (3) Speakers may be limited to 5-10 minute statements.
    (4) The meeting will be recorded by a court reporter.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas on January 27, 2011.
Kimberly K. Smith,
Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-2317 Filed 2-2-11; 8:45 am]