Document Title: Structural Certification Criteria for Antennas, Radomes, and Other External Modifications
Summary: This draft policy statement identifies applicable structural requirements and accepable means of compliance for certification of external modifications, such as antennas, radomes, cameras, and external stores, on transport category airplanes.
Documents for Download: Draft Document (MS Word)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Reference:
Comments Due: July 6, 2015
How to Comment: Email comments to:
jan.thor@faa.gov

Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Federal Aviation Administration
Transport Airplane Directorate
Transport Standards Staff, ANM-110
1601 Lind Avenue SW
Renton, WA 98057
Document Title: Clarification for Non-TSO Functions in Seats
Summary: On June 6, 2014, the FAA issued Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C127b, Rotorcraft, Transport Airplane, and Small Airplane Seating Systems, that included new requirements for non-TSO functions. Based on the non-TSO criteria in TSO-C127b, there is confusion on how to comply with TSO-C127b. The intent of this policy is to clarify how the non-TSO function (NTF) policy applies to TSO seating systems.
Documents for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Excel)
Reference:
Comments Due: July 20, 2015
How to Comment: Email comments to:
robert.a.bouza@faa.gov

Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Federal Aviation Administration
Design, Manufacturing & Airworthiness Division
Systems & Equipment Standards Branch, AIR-130
470 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Ste. 4102
Washington, DC 20024

Fax comments to:
202-267-8589
Document Title: Replacement of Vacuum Driven Attitude Indicators in 14 CFR, Part 23/CAR 3 Airplanes
Summary: This policy statement describes acceptable compliance methods for replacing vacuum-driven attitude instruments with electronically-driven replacement indicators. Electronically-driven attitude indicators include indicators that use electrical power to (1) excite an internal gyro, or (2) replace the operation of the gyro with microelectronics. Electronically-driven attitude indicators may replace the existing attitude indicators used in VFR or IFR airplanes.
Documents for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Reference: 14 CFR part 23
Comments Due: August 21, 2015
How to Comment: Email comments to:
leslie.lyne@faa.gov

Deliver comments by mail or hand to:
Federal Aviation Administration
901 Locust St
Room 301, ACE-114
Kansas City, MO, 64106

Fax comments to:
816-329-4090