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FAA (Aircraft Certification Service) Information Sharing and Listening Session.

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of meeting.


This notice announces a meeting to discuss various FAA rotorcraft safety initiatives and to gether any relevant information that will help to reduce general aviation rotorcraft accidents.


The meeting will be on March 3, 2007, 8-11 a.m. EST.


The meeting is in conjunction with Heli-Expo at the Orange County Convention Center, Conference Room W222-B, West Building, Orlando, FL.

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Jorge Castillo, Rotorcraft Standard Staff, ASW-112, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76137, telephone (817) 222-5110, or by e-mail at

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The meeting is announced pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 40113 and 49 U.S.C. 44701 to take actions the FAA considers necessary in order to enhance safety in air commerce and the DOT policies and procedures to seek public participation in that process.

This meeting is part of the Rotorcraft Directorate's initiative and supports one of the top safety objectives of the FAA 2006-2010 Flight Plan to reduce the number of fatal accidents in general aviation. At this meeting, we will brief you on some of the FAA's initiatives intended to reduce rotorcraft accidents, including implementation of Automatic Detection Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) in the Gulf of Mexico and the use of Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS). You will have an opportunity to propose safety-enhancing recommendations and to recommend how the FAA should implement strategies that will help reduce rotorcraft accidents. Attendance to open to all interested persons but will be limited to the space available.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 31, 2007.

David A. Downey,

Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.

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[FR Doc. 07-711 Filed 2-14-07; 8:45 am]