S.3946 - Helicopter Safety Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 06/11/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||06/11/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2935) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3946 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.