U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7340.2D
Effective Date:
May 2, 2013
 
     

Subject:  Contractions
       Includes: Change 1 effective 8/22/13 and Change 2 effective 12/12/13    
 

Section 3. HOMEBUILTS/EXPERIMENTAL

 

Homebuilt and Experimental Aircraft*

 

 

Performance Information

Designator Criteria

Type Designator

Climb Rate (fpm)

Descent Rate (fpm)

SRS Category

Aircraft with cruise (indicated) airspeeds of 100 knots or less

HXA

500

500

I

Aircraft with cruise (indicated) airspeeds of greater than 100 knots, up to and including 200 knots

HXB

750

750

I

Aircraft with cruise (indicated) airspeeds of greater than 200 knots

HXC

1,000

1,000

I

NOTE-
*Configuration diversity and the fact that airworthiness certificates are issued to aircraft builders, vice manufacturers, necessitates the assignment of generic aircraft type designators based on cruise performance, rather than specific manufacturer and normal descriptive/performance information.

NOTE-
** All performance criteria has been estimated because configuration diversity precludes determining precise aircraft-specific information

 

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