Safety Management Systems for Aviation Service Providers
This advisory circular (AC) provides a Framework for Safety Management System (SMS) development by aviation service providers. It contains a uniform set of expectations that align with the structure and format of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Framework; and Aviation Safety (AVS) policy in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order VS 8000.367, AVS Safety Management System Requirements, Appendix B.Date Cancelled: 01-08-2015
English Language Skill Standards Required by 14 CFR Parts 61, 63 and 65
Provides guidance for airman applicants, training organizations, designated examiners, and aviation safety inspectors in determining English language skills required for airman certification under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 61,63 and 65.Date Cancelled: 12-11-2013
|120-103||AFS-200||Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Aviation Safety (Cancelled) Date Cancelled: 05-06-2013||08-03-2010|
Incorporation of Electrical Wiring interconnection Systems Instructions for Continued Airworthiness into and Operator's Maintenance Program.
On November 8, 2007, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS) final rule. The intent of the rule is to help ensure the continued safety of commercial airplanes by improving the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical wiring systems. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, § 121.1111, and part 129, § 129.111 include requirements for operators to revise their maintenance programs to include instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA), which include inspections and procedures for the electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS). This advisory circular (AC) only addresses the EWIS requirements and provides guidance accordingly. The current edition of AC 120-97, Incorporation of Fuel Tank System Instructions for Continued Airworthiness into Operator Maintenance or Inspection Programs, provides guidance for operators to comply with the fuel tank safety (FTS) requirements in the EAPAS/FTS rule.Date Cancelled: 09-12-2012
Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996
This advisory circular (AC) provides information that may be used to comply with the provisions of Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) § 44703(h), (i), and (j). This law is commonly referred to as the Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA) of 1996. PRIA requires the gathering and sharing of information relating to a pilot/applicant’s qualification and safety background. An air carrier or air operator is required to request those records so it can make an informed decision before hiring a pilot/applicant. PRIA shall apply to any hiring air carrier or air operator whether the pilot is hired directly or by contract. (See paragraph 1-4c.)Date Cancelled: 05-31-2012
Issue Paper Process
a. This advisory circular (AC) provides information on the use of issue papers and gives you guidance on your role in describing and tracking the resolution of significant technical, regulatory, and administrative issues derived from the issue paper process. This document provides guidance to you relative to FAA Order 8110.112, Standardized Procedures for Usage of Issue Papers and Development of Equivalent Levels of Safety Memorandums.
b. This AC is not mandatory and is not a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). However, if you choose to use the means described in this AC follow it in its entirety.Date Cancelled: 11-06-2014
Airworthiness Approval of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS B) Out Equipment for Operation in the National Airspace System (NAS)
a. This AC provides guidance for the installation and airworthiness approval of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS?B) Out equipment in aircraft.
c. This AC is primarily intended for installations compliant with 14 CFR § 91.227. Airworthiness compliance will be evaluated based on the applicable intended function rule (e.g., 14 CFR §§ 23.1301, 25.1301, 27.1301, 29.1301) recognizing that the intended function is to meet the equipment requirements in 14 CFR § 91.227. It is possible to receive airworthiness approval for your ADS-B Out system without demonstrating that it complies with 14 CFR § 91.227, however we strongly discourage this type of installation unless the installation is in accordance with the criteria for ADS-B Out in foreign non-radar airspace (e.g., Approved Means of Compliance (AMC) 20?24). Applicants using this AC to install ADS?B systems that are not compliant with 14 CFR § 91.227 must follow all aspects of this AC and propose alternate means as necessary to the FAA.Date Cancelled: 11-07-2012
Guidelines for Design Approval of Aircraft Data Communications Systems
a. The guidance in this advisory circular (AC) provides one acceptable means of compliance, but not the only means, for type design approval of aircraft that have a data link system installed.
b. Use the guidance in this AC to gain approval for type certificates (TC) and supplemental type certificates (STC) involving aircraft data link systems intended to support air traffic services. This AC will standardize these approvals among the aircraft certification offices (ACOs) in their assessment of aircraft data link systems for design approval.
c. This AC was developed in consideration of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annexes and guidance material, RTCA Inc. documents (RTCA DO) and European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment documents (EUROCAE ED). It is based on published safety and performance (SPR) standards and interoperability (INTEROP) standards for data link systems in different types of operating environments.
d. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It is issued to provide guidelines and to outline a means of showing that an aircraft data link system complies with airworthiness requirements.
e. This AC provides airworthiness requirements for the type design approval of aircraft with a data link system installed. It identifies specific configurations of aircraft data link systems intended for air traffic services in order to facilitate operational approvals for aircraft that comply with this AC. AC 120-70A, Operational Authorization Process for Use of Data Link Communication System, or latest revision provides guidelines for the operational authorization needed to use the data link capability. Appendix A of this AC provides a list of related documents. Appendix B of this AC contains a list of applicable acronyms.Date Cancelled: 09-27-2012
Announcement of Availability of Airport-Related Research and Development Products
Explains how to obtain the latest airport-related research and development (R&D) products funded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Airports Organization. This AC describes R&D products from the FAA’s Airport Technology Research and Development Branch, the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF), and the Airfield Asphalt Pavement Technology Program (AAPTP).Date Cancelled: 07-23-2013
|21-16F||AIR-100||RTCA Document DO-160 versions D, E and F, “Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment” (Cancelled) Date Cancelled: 06-22-2011||11-19-2009|
Parts Marking Identification
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance on developing procedures for part marking and part re-marking when performing maintenance, alteration, and fabrication, including the fabrication of owner- or operator-produced parts.Date Cancelled: 05-14-2013
Transition Document for 14 CFR Part 21
This advisory circular (AC) provides information for production approval holders (PAH) under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 21, Certification Procedures for Products, Articles, and Parts. This AC guides PAHs in developing and maintaining quality systems for the products and articles they produce. This guidance aids the applicant for a production approval or current PAH in developing a quality system that both meets the needs of the PAH and is compliant with the regulations. You can find this AC at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/.Date Cancelled: 06-11-2012
Maintenance of Airport Visual Aid Facilities
Provides recommended guidelines for maintenance of airport visual aid facilities, including Runway Status Lights (RWSL) Systems, rotating beacons, lighted wind cone assemblies, runway and taxiway guidance signs, Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) Systems, Visual Approach Slope Indicators (VASIs), Runway End Identifier Lights (REILs), Medium Approach Lighting Systems (MALS, MALSF, MALSR), Hazard Beacons And Obstruction Lights, and Airport Lighting Control And Monitoring Systems (ALCMS).Date Cancelled: 06-20-2014
Specification for L-890 Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS)
Specifies the minimum requirements for an Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS). The ALCMS simplifies the control and monitoring of lighted visual aids and enhances airport safety. The basic function of the system remains the same whether for a general aviation airport that supports only a few operations in a day or a large commercial airport that caters to hundreds of operations on any given day.
Effective six months after the issue date of the AC, only that equipment qualified in accordance with this specification will be listed in accordance with AC 150/5345-53, Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program. Airports that have previously installed an Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS) will not be required to install a new system after the effective date of the AC.
Date Cancelled: 09-29-2011
Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports
Version E updates Item P-620, Runway and Taxiway Painting, to include new information on Preformed Thermoplastic Airport Pavement Markings and Application—Preformed Airport Pavement Markings; clarifies that Prohibited Materials cannot exceed permissible limits as specified in relevant Federal Regulations; adds Item P-621, Saw-Cut Grooves; and updates references to Saw-Cut Grooves in Items P-401, Plant Mix Bituminous Pavements, and P-501, Portland Cement Concrete.
Because of the size of this document, it is available as a single file (see Complete) and as three smaller files. See Construction Standards for Airports to access individual files for each item or part.
Access related Pay Reduction Spreadsheets on our Airport Design Software page.Date Cancelled: 09-30-2011
Airside Applications for Artificial Turf
Provides guidance for the planning, design, installation, and maintenance of aviation grade artificial turf in areas adjacent to the operational areas of an airport.Date Cancelled: 09-30-2011
Handbook for Identification of Alkali-Silica Reactivity in Airfield Pavements
Provides guidance on understanding, identifying, preventing, and mitigating alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) in fresh and hardened Portland cement concrete airfield pavements. Version A deletes Chapter 8 of Appendix 1 to remove all reference to the dilatometer test protocol. The test protocol may be reinstated when fully developed.
Revised guidance will be provided in the future. For additional guidance and technical information on identifying distresses in airfield pavements, see the current version of AC 150/5380-6, Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements.Date Cancelled: 06-11-2011
Airworthiness Approval of Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS II), Versions 7.0 & 7.1 and Associated Mode S Transponders
This advisory circular (AC) provides applicants guidance for obtaining an airworthiness approval for traffic alert collision avoidance systems (TCAS II). It also provides guidance for certification of a stand-alone Mode S transponder system. This AC includes the TCAS II version 7.0 plus the new version 7.1 and performance standards for the optional functionality of TCAS II hybrid surveillance.Date Cancelled: 03-18-2014
suppliers by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) production approval holder (PAH).
This AC provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with Title 14,
requested a conformity inspection are not covered by the guidance outlined in this AC.
Prototype components for products used in type certification programs for which the FAA has
Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and
Parts (hereafter referred to as part 21).Date Cancelled: 10-16-2009
|187-1C||AFS-50||Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the United States (Cancelled) Date Cancelled: 10-01-2010||05-13-2009|
Operator Requirements for Incorporation of Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Requirements
This advisory circular provides information and describes an acceptable means of complance of operators to comply with the fuel tank flammabiluty safety requirements fof parts 121, 125, 129 and 14 CFR as amended by the 2008 fuel tank flammability reduction rule.Date Cancelled: 06-22-2012
Aviation Weather Services
Aviation Weather Services, Advisory Circular 00-45F, is published jointly by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This publication supplements its companion manual Aviation Weather, Advisory Circular 00-6A, which documents weather theory and its application to the aviation community. , explains U.S. aviation weather products and services. It details the interpretation and application of advisories, coded weather reports, forecasts, observed and prognostic weather charts, and radar and satellite imagery. Product examples and explanations are taken primarily from the Aviation Weather Center’s Aviation Digital Data ServiceDate Cancelled: 02-11-2010
Cancelled By: 00-45F
System Safety Analysis and Assessment for Part 23 Airplanes
This advisory circular (AC) sets forth an acceptable means of showing compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 23.1309(a) and (b) (Amendment 23-49) for equipment, systems, and installations in 14 CFR part 23 airplanes. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It is issued for guidance purposes and to outline a method of compliance with the rules. An applicant may elect to follow an alternative method, provided the FAA finds it to be an acceptable means of complying with the applicable requirements of 14 CFR. However, if the applicant uses the means described in the AC, they must follow it in all important respects.Date Cancelled: 11-17-2011
|20-141A||AIR-130||Airworthiness and Operational Approval of Digital Flight Data Recorder Systems (Cancelled) Date Cancelled: 08-17-2010||12-08-2008|
|120-53A||AFS-200||Guidance for Conduction and Use of Flight Standardization Board Evaluations (Cancelled) Date Cancelled: 11-05-2013||10-15-2008|