FAA will increasingly rely upon collaboration with the helicopter community to improve safety as its regulatory efforts are concentrated on the dozens of congressional mandates issued in the most recent FAA reauthorization bill and a pilot safety bill adopted 18 months ago, FAA Flight Standards Deputy Director John McGraw said during Heli-Expo 2012. The agency faces substantial pressure to continually improve safety, a tall order given the record of industry in recent years, McGraw says, but ...

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