Industry groups are pushing for a “well thought out” review of Part 27 and 29 regulations governing helicopter certification, saying current regulations work only because FAA is constantly issuing special conditions and exemptions. FAA in February asked for comments on potential interest in restructuring standards for Part 27 and 29 regulations. The request was in part driven by requests – including Bell Helicopter’s denied petition – to increase the 7,000-lb. weight threshold for Part ...

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