Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Weather Summit

HEMS Weather Summit Agenda

7:45 – 8:00 Gather for Coffee and Pastries

8:00 – 8:15 Welcome and Introductions (Bruce Carmichael) 8:15 – 8:30 Opening Remarks (Rick Heuwinkel)

8:30 – 10:30 Industry Presentation (Rex Alexander to Coordinate)

HEMS Part 135 compared to other Charter Part 135 & 121 (Rex Alexander) HEMS Weather Accident Statistics (Tom Judge)

HEMS Weather Tool Historical Perspective (Eric Lugger)

HEMS Regulatory Requirements for Weather (Ed Stockhousen/Gerry Pagano) Weather Regulations, Advisory Circulars, LOA’s, MOU’s (Tom Judge) Economic Impact of the HEMS Weather Tool (Chris Eastlee)

HEMS Weather Tool for other Aviation Operations (J Heffernan) HEMS Weather Tool Input Data (Rex Alexander)

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45 FAA Presentation Part 1 (Roger Sultan and Steve Abelman to Coordinate)

  1. FAA Perspective on HEMS Tool (Jim Hartman)

  2. AFS OpSpecs (A021 and A010)/Exemptions/135.213 and interaction with NWS (Andy Pierce)

  3. AFS position/concerns on reliability and accuracy (Ellen Turcio)

  4. NWS/ANG Brief on reliability once on Operational ADDS (Cyndie Abelman)

  5. ANG Brief on limitations to the HEMS tool (Tom MacPhail) 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 – 2:00 FAA Presentation Part 2 (Roger Sultan and Steve Abelman to Coordinate)

O6) ANG Brief on FAA process to bring HEMS tool to Operational ADDS (Steve Abelman)

  1. AFS Brief on possible authorization requirements if HEMS tool is on Operational ADDS (Andy Pierce)

  2. ANG Brief regarding ongoing R&D (Steve Abelman)

  3. AFS Brief on Weather in the Cockpit (Roger Sultan)

2:00 – 3:00 NOAA Activities to Help Improve HEMS Safety (Cyndie Abelman to Coordinate)

Real-time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) and Rapidly Updating Analysis (RUA) for HEMS (Mark Miller)

Multiple-Radar / Multiple-Sensor (MRMS) for HEMS (Mark Miller) Enhanced Digital Aviation Services (Cammye Sims-Uskievich)

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 5:00 Open Discussion and Development of Action Items for the Community, Including Identification of Discussions Requiring Future Select Group Meetings