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Document Title: AC 120-MFRM, Maintainer Fatigue Risk Management
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) describes the basic concepts of human fatigue and how it relates to safety for aviation maintenance organizations and individual maintainers; provides information on Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) in terms of fatigue hazards and mitigation strategies specific to aviation maintainers; describes the benefits of implementing FRM methods within aviation maintenance organizations; and identifies methods for integrating FRM within a Safety Management System (SMS) (if applicable).
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 121, § 121.374, Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) for Two-Engine ETOPS.
  • Part 121, § 121.377, Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance Personnel Duty Time Limitations.
AC 117-2, Fatigue Education and Awareness Training Program.

AC 117-3, Fitness for Duty.

AC 120-100, Basics of Aviation Fatigue.

AC 120-103, Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Aviation Safety.
Comments Due: May 31, 2016
How to Comment: Email comments to:
lauren.ctr.vocke@faa.gov

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Lauren Vocke
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Document Title: AC 91-MPA, Maintaining Public Aircraft
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the owners and operators of public aircraft in developing inspection and maintenance programs. Government agencies can use this guidance if they choose to maintain their aircraft per Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR).
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts.
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules.
Title 49 of the United State Code (49 U.S.C.):
  • 49 U.S.C. § 40102
  • 49 U.S.C. § 40103
  • 49 U.S.C. § 40125
  • 49 U.S.C. § 44701
AC 39-7, Airworthiness Directives.
AC 43-12, Preventative Maintenance.
Comments Due: May 22, 2016
How to Comment: Email comments to:
sonya.ctr.eskridge@faa.gov

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Sonia Eskridge
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Document Title: AC 91-ENGO, Electronic News Gathering Operations
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides best practices and guidelines for electronic news gathering (ENG) pilots and operators. It includes sample risk assessment tools as recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) safety recommendations A-09-002, A-09-003, and A-09-008, as well as recommendations on electronic traffic advisory systems (TAS) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) installation.
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Reference:
  • AC 90-48, Pilot's Role in Collision Avoidance
  • AC 90-114, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Operations
  • AC 20-172, Airworthiness Approval for ADS-B in Systems and Applications
  • AC 91-63, Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) and Flight Limitations
  • AC 91-32, Safety In and Around Helicopters
  • AC 120-92, Safety Management Systems for Aviation Service Providers
  • Aeronautical Information Manual
  • Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • Helicopter Association International E-N-G Aviation Safety Manual
Comments Due: June 05, 2016
How to Comment: Email comments to:
courtney.ctr.singer@faa.gov

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Courtney Singer
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Washington, DC 20024
Document Title: AC 43-214A, Repairs and Alterations to Composite and Bonded Aircraft Structure
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance concerning an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the requirements of the applicable parts of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) regarding procedures and facilities for repairs and alterations of structures consisting of adhesively-bonded (including metal bond) and fiber-reinforced materials (e.g., carbon, aramid, and glass-reinforced polymeric materials mentioned in the current edition of AC 20-107, Composite Aircraft Structure). The information in this AC is applicable to repairs and alterations of bonded and composite structures, whether it is a damaged part that can be removed from the airplane for repairs, or repairs and alterations on the aircraft itself.
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 43, Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
  • Part 121, Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations.
  • Part 125, Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More; and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft.
  • Part 129, Operations: Foreign Air Carriers and Foreign Operators of U.S.-Registered Aircraft Engaged in Common Carriage.
  • Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft.
  • Part 145, Repair Stations

–  AC 20-107, Composite Aircraft Structure.
–  AC 21-47, Submittal of Data to an ACO, a DER or an ODA for a Major Repair or a Major Alteration.
–  AC 43-210, Standardized Procedures for Requesting Field Approval of Data, Major Alterations, and Repairs.
–  AC 120-77, Maintenance and Alteration Data.
Comments Due: May 17, 2016
How to Comment: Email comments to:
lauren.ctr.vocke@faa.gov

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Lauren Vocke
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