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Helicopter Safety Act of 2020

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A bill to require certain helicopters to be equipped with safety technologies, and for other purposes.


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06/11/2020Introduced in Senate

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06/11/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2935)
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]* 06/11/2020
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 06/11/2020
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 06/11/2020
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 06/11/2020
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 06/11/2020

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Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation06/11/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/11/2020)

Helicopter Safety Act of 2020

This bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue regulations to implement National Transportation Safety Board recommendations for crash-resistant systems with respect to existing and new U.S.-registered turbine-powered rotorcraft (e.g., a helicopter) certificated for six or more passenger seats.

Specifically, the FAA must require all U.S.-registered turbine-powered rotorcraft certificated for six or more passenger seats to be equipped with a flight data recorder, a cockpit voice recorder, and a terrain awareness and warning system.

The FAA may exempt any civilian helicopter from one or more of the equipment requirements.