The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on June 22 began its 90-day review of FAA’s final rule to mandate what are now voluntary helicopter routes over the North Shore of Long Island. OMB review is usually the last step before a rule is issued. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has pushed FAA to expedite release of the rule and introduced measures earlier this year to mandate the rule’s release. While those measures have not been enacted into law, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood earlier ...


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