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FAA Publishes Clarification on IFR Transition Regulations for Air Ambulances

Oct 01, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just published a final rule intended to provide clarification on the intent of Approach/Departure IFR Transitions regulation contained in the of Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations final rule, published on February 22, 2014 regarding the use of published instrument approaches and departures and the visibility limitations and differences between the terms ‘‘proceed visually’’ and ‘‘proceed VFR’’. The FAA is clarifying the terms and intent of this regulation in order to increase situational awareness and enhance Helicopter Air Ambulance safety. The publication does not address rule implementation deadlines addressed by the Joint National EMS Leadership Forum in its recent letter to the FAA Administrator. For more information, click here.