H. R. 4574
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 12, 2016
Mr. Perlmutter (for himself and Mr. Polis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To require the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt safety standards regarding fuel systems in newly manufactured helicopters.
This Act may be cited as the
Helicopter Fuel System Safety Act.
Helicopter crash-resistant fuel systems
Not later than December 31, 2016, in accordance with the safety recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board (A–15–12), the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall issue regulations to ensure that the requirements of section 952 of part 27 and section 952 of part 29 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations are met by requiring that all newly manufactured helicopters, regardless of the design’s original certification date, have fuel systems that meet the crash-worthiness requirements of such sections.