Notice of petition for exemption received.
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before April 5, 2012.
You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA-2012-0123 using any of the following methods:
Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202-493-2251.
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Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Frances Shaver, ARM-207, (202) 267-4059, FAA, Office of Rulemaking, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, or Ted Jones, ASW-111, (817) 222-5329, FAA Southwest Regional Office, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137.
This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.
Issued in Washington, DC, on February 29, 2012.
Brenda D. Courtney,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Rulemaking—Aviation Safety.
PETITION FOR EXEMPTION
Docket No.: FAA-2012-0123
Petitioner: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
Section of 14 CFR Affected: § 27.1
Description of Relief Sought: The exemption would permit an increase in the maximum gross weight of the Bell 429 from 7,000 pounds to 7,500 pounds to enable the aircraft to carry additional safety related equipment and fuel. The relief would result in an expanded radius of operation for Helicopter Air Ambulance operations, increased capability and availability for public safety operations and improved efficiency and safety for American petroleum and utility industry operations.
[FR Doc. 2012-5406 Filed 3-5-12; 8:45 am]
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