Sisyphus Posted December 11, 2004 Report Share Posted December 11, 2004 In 1987 after much rending of hair and gnashing of teeth by the helicopter establishment, deregulation occurred. The purpose of tarriffs was to force operators charged sufficiently for their machinery to ensure that the costs of operation could be properly met and that the welfare of the helicopter using public would be assured. There are still a few places in Europe where this practice is extant. It is horrific to hear stories of machinery selling for such low rates. Use of the word 'irresponsible' to describe this practice has such a drastic effect on the blood pressure of some that it will not be employed. The anecdote is that a few years ago the members of HAC agreed amongst themselves to raise the rates. This agreement apparently lasted until the meeting was over. In order to protect the flying public, ensure proper maintenance and provide for the long overdue increases in wages for engineers and pilots, reregulation and the requirement of tarriffs is encouraged. Everyone should be in favour of this. The playing field would be level. Operators would make a lot more money. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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