The Helicopter Operations Development Plan is designed to provide for upgrading and development of all those criteria, standards, procedures, systems, and regulatory activities which will allow safe, timely and economical integration of the helicopter into all-weather operations in the National Airspace System. It describes a five-year development program whose objective is to improve the National Airspace System so as to enable helicopters to employ their unique capabilities. It includes the collection of data (both near and long term) for use by the FAA and others to ensure full integration into the NAS of this rapidly growing segment of aviation. These areas are covered in the plan: (1) IFR Helicopter Operations; (2) Navigation Systems Development; (3) Communication Systems Development; (4) Helicopter Air-Traffic Control; (5) Weather Environment; (6) All-Weather Heliport Development; (7) IFR Helicopter Certification Standards; (8) Helicopter Icing Standards; (9) Helicopter Crashworthiness and (10) Helicopter Noise Characterization. The FAA groups, other Federal Government agencies and other organizations participating in this effort are identified. Program management responsibilities are addressed. A program schedule with milestones is presented and program funding requirements are identified. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-101
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM