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Update on Civil Aviation Authority changes to offshore helicopter regulation

April 2014

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a series of measures which aim to increase the safety of offshore helicopter flights. 

Significant measures announced importantly include increased restrictions on flying in certain weather conditions, changes to seating configurations and increased safety equipment on board, as well as proposed changes to helipads.

Initial implementation is imminent, scheduled from June 2014 through to 2016, with the urgency of these deadlines raising considerable concerns.

Read the full alert here.


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