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Document Title: AC 120-66C, Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)
Summary: The primary goal of this proposed AC revision is clarify FAA policy, facilitate achievement of an ASAP’s safety goals, and encourage wider participation in the program. The objective of an ASAP is to encourage employees of certificate holders or other operators to voluntarily report safety information that may be critical to identifying potential precursors to accidents. The FAA has determined that identifying these precursors is essential to further reducing the already low accident rate. The ASAP provides for the collection, analysis, and retention of the safety data that is obtained through the reporting process. ASAP participants use ASAP safety data, much of which would otherwise be unobtainable, to develop corrective actions for identified safety concerns, and to educate the appropriate parties to prevent a recurrence of the same type of safety event. Additionally the FAA has included a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) based on the policy in this proposed AC revision. The FAA has extended the comment period in order to seek comment on the attached ASAP MOU.
Document for Download: Draft Document (MS Word)
Pilot Template MOU (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Comments Due: 01/05/2015
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 121 Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations
  • Part 145, Repair Stations
How to Comment: Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Laura L. Miller
1625 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
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Document Title: AC 147-3B, Certification and Operation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to assist persons in obtaining and maintaining Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of an Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS). This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes acceptable means, but not the only means, to meet the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). However, if you choose to follow this AC as the means to meet the provisions of 14 CFR part 147, then you must follow the AC in its entirety.
Document for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Comments Due: 2/15/2015
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 1, DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
  • Part 11, GENERAL RULEMAKING PROCEDURES
  • Part 43, MAINTENANCE, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, REBUILDING, AND ALTERATION
  • Part 65, CERTIFICATION: AIRMEN OTHER THAN FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS
  • Part 91, GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES
  • Part 145, REPAIR STATIONS
  • Part 147, AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN SCHOOLS
  • Part 183, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ADMINISTRATOR
How to Comment: Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Regina Lam
1625 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
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Document Title: AC 00-56B, Voluntary Industry Distributor Accreditation Program
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) describes a system for accrediting civil aircraft parts distributors based on voluntary industry oversight. The AC also provides information for developing accreditation programs. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) strongly endorses participation in such a program to help certificated persons establish the eligibility of parts and products for installation on U.S. type-certificated (TC) products. We have revised this AC to meet current changes in regulatory requirements and industry practices since original publication.
Document for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Comments Due: 01/04/2015
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
  • Part 43, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules
  – FAA Order 8110.42, Parts Manufacturer Approval Procedures
  – FAA Order 8130.21, Procedures for Completion and Use of the Authorized Release Certificate, FAA Form 8130-3, Airworthiness Approval Tag
  – FAA Form 8130-3, Authorized Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag
  – AC 20-62, Eligibility, Quality, and Identification of Aeronautical Replacement Parts
  – AC 20-142, Eligibility and Evaluation of U.S. Military Surplus Flight Safety Aircraft Parts, Engines, and Propellers
How to Comment: Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Robert McDonald
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Washington, DC 20006
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Document Title: AC 90-105A, Approval Guidance for RNP Operations and Barometric Vertical Navigation in the U.S. National Airspace System and in Oceanic and Remote Continental Airspace
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides Required Navigation Performance (RNP) guidance for operators to conduct Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 97 standard instrument procedures and barometric vertical navigation (baro-VNAV) approach operations.
Document for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Comments Due: 01/22/2015
References:
  • AC 20-138, Airworthiness Approval of Positioning and Navigation Systems.
  • AC 20-153, Acceptance of Data Processes and Associated Navigation Databases.
  • Order 7110.82, Reporting Oceanic Errors.
  • Order 8260.58, United States Standard for Performance Based Navigation (PBN).
  • Part 95, IFR Altitudes.
  • Part 133, Rotorcraft External-Load Operations.
  • TSO-C106, Air Data Computer.
  • TSO-C115b, Airborne Area Navigation Equipment Using Multi-Sensor Inputs.
How to Comment: Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Laura L. Miller
1625 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
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Document Title: AC 91-21.1C, Use of Portable Electronic Devices Aboard Aircraft
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) addresses the allowance of portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) consistent with the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for POCs. It also addresses the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) portable electronic device (PED) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) recommendations, including amending AC 91-21.1B to address PED-tolerant aircraft designs, acceptable expanded PED use safety risk assessment methods, and acceptable use of medical PEDs during all phases of flight.
Document for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Comments Due: 02/13/2015
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 91–General Operating and Flight Rules
  • 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 135–Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft.
Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (47 CFR):
  • Part 22–Public Mobile Services
AC 20-164, Designing and Demonstrating Aircraft Tolerance to Portable Electronic Devices
How to Comment: Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Aaron Baunee
1625 K Street NW
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Washington, DC 20006
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Document Title: AC 65-25F, William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) outlines the participation requirements for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program. This revision addresses changes to the Awards Program and provides instructions for AMTs and the employers of AMTs participating in the online Awards Program.
Document for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Comments Due: 01/21/2015
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts.
  • Part 61, Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors.
  • Part 65, Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules.
  • 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 133, Rotorcraft External-Load Operations.
  • Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft.
  • Part 137, Agricultural Aircraft Operations.
  • Part 141, Pilot Schools.
  • Part 145, Repair Stations.
  • Part 147, Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools.
How to Comment: Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Regina Lam
1625 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
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