Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) Volume 2, Chapter 7

Part 133 prescribes rules governing the operation of rotorcraft (specifically helicopters) in operations involving loads that are carried outside the aircraft fuselage.

Eligibility (FSIMS Volume 2, Chapter 7, Section 1)

  • For a minimum of 6 months, the applicant must have the exclusive use of at least one aircraft that is properly certificated and equipped and meets all airworthiness requirements for the appropriate class of rotorcraft external���load operations.
  • The applicant must have the services of a chief pilot who holds at least a commercial pilot certificate with a rotorcraft category, helicopter class and, if appropriate, a type rating or an appropriate letter of authorization (LOA).

Certification Process Part 133 (FSIMS Volume 2, Chapter 7, Section 1)

  • 2-933 – General
  • 2-934 – Preapplication
  • 2-935 – Formal Application
  • 2-936 – Document Compliance
  • 2-937 – Demonstration and Inspection
  • 2-938 – Certification