Composite Aircraft Structure
This AC sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means of showing compliance with the provisions of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 regarding airworthiness type certification requirements for composite aircraft structures involving fiber reinforced materials, e.g., carbon and glass fiber reinforced plastics. Guidance information is also presented on the closely related design, manufacturing, and maintenance aspects. The information contained herein is for guidance purposes and is not mandatory or regulatory in nature.
Comparative Method to Show Equivalent Vibratory Stresses and High Cycle Fatigue Capability for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts
This advisory circular (AC) describes a comparative test and analysis method that may be used for turbine engine or auxiliary power unit (APU) blades or vanes when produced under parts manufacturer approval (PMA). PMA applicants may use this comparative modal and high-cycle fatigue (HCF) method to show the vibratory stresses and HCF capability of their proposed blades or vanes are equivalent to those of the type design parts. This method supports showing that the engine or APU still complies with part 33 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 33) or Technical Standard Order (TSO) C77.
Damage Tolerance of Hole Features in High-Energy Turbine
This advisory circular (AC) provides definitions, guidance, and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with requirements in § 33.70 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations related to the integrity of engine life-limited parts. Section 33.70 contains requirements applicable to the design and life management of propulsion system life-limited parts, including high-energy rotating parts.
This AC presents a damage tolerance approach which can be used to address manufacturing and operationally-induced anomalies in turbine engine rotating part hole features. This approach can be readily integrated with the existing “safe-life” process for high-energy rotors to produce an enhanced life management process. This approach does not replace existing safe-life methodology but supplements it. In the context of damage tolerance, this AC is not intended to allow operation beyond the component manual life limit set using the existing safe life approach which limits the useful rotor life to the minimum number of flight cycles required to initiate a crack. Rotor failure modes for which full containment of high-energy debris can be demonstrated are excluded from the procedures outlined in this AC and need not be accounted for in the overall risk assessment.
Towbar and Towbarless Movement of Aircraft
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for towbar and towbarless movement of aircraft.
|91-85||AFS-400||Approval of Aircraft and Operators for flight in Reduced Vertical||08-21-2009|
Guidance for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts under Test and Computation
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for developing substantiation data to support the design approval of critical and complex turbine engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) parts produced under parts manufacturer approval (PMA). This guidance is for the comparative test and analysis method used to show compliance to the airworthiness requirements under test and computation, per § 21.303 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations(14 CFR). This method supports showing the engine or APU still complies with 14 CFR part 33 and Technical Standard Order (TSO) C77.
b. Additionally, this AC provides information on developing a continued operational safety (COS) plan and part numbering for turbine engine parts.
Bird Ingestion Certification Standards
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the bird ingestion requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 33.76. Although this AC does refer to regulatory requirements that are mandatory, this AC is not, in itself, mandatory. This AC neither changes any regulatory requirements, nor authorizes changes in, or deviations from, the regulatory requirements.
Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award
This revised advisory circular (AC) clarifies the administrative procedures to ensure that applications for the Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award are properly submitted and processed. This revision also outlines procedures to ensure that an award recipient’s information is submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Team (FAASTeam) National Resource Center (NRC) for inclusion in the “Roll of Honor” found on FAASafety.gov.
Engine Fire Protection
This advisory circular (AC) provides definitions, guidance, and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the engine fire protection requirements of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 33.17). The guidance provided in this AC supersedes information contained in AC 33-2B titled "Aircraft Engine Type Certification Handbook" (Chapter 3, Section 22, titled "Section 33.17, Fire Prevention").
|33.70-1||ANE-111||Guidance Material for Aircraft Engine Life-Limited Parts Requirements||07-31-2009|
|20-163||AIR-100||Displaying Geometric Altitude Relative to Mean Sea Level a. This advisory circular (AC) shows you how to gain a type certificate (TC), supplemental TC (STC), amended TC (ATC), amended supplemental TC (ASTC), or technical standard order (TSO) authorization for systems incorporating the presentation of geometric altitude relative to mean sea level (MSL) on electronic displays. b. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. In it, we describe an acceptable means, though it is not the only means, to gain approval. If you use the means described, you must follow it in all important respects.||07-09-2009|
|33.87-2||ANE-110||Comparative Endurance Test Method to Show Durability for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts Comparative Endurance Test Method to Show Durability for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts||06-25-2009|
Airport Emergency Plan (Consolidated AC includes Change 2)
Provides guidance to the airport operator in the development and implementation of an Airport Emergency Plan (AEP). The AEP addresses essential emergency related and deliberate actions planned to ensure the safety of and emergency services for the airport populace and the community in which the airport is located.
Consolidated file includes Change 2 dated 11/3/2010. Change 2 updates the date by which AEPs must be submitted to June 30, 2011.
|150/5210-19A||AAS-100||Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS) Contains performance standards, specifications, and recommendations for DEVS equipment on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.||06-12-2009|
|33-7A||ANE-111||Guidance for 30-Second and 2-Minute One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) Ratings for Rotorcraft Turbine Engines This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and acceptable means, but not the only means, for demonstrating compliance with the specific requirements applicable to 30-second and 2-minute One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) rotorcraft turbine engine ratings in part 33 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 33).||06-11-2009|
|65-25E||AFS-300||William (Bill) O'Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program 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 to the AC provides instructions for AMTs and the employers of AMTs participating in the online William (Bill) O’Brien Awards Program and addresses all the changes to the program.||06-03-2009|
|91-76A||AAM-630||Hazard Associated with Sublimation of Solid Carbon Dioxide (Dry Ice) Aboard Aircraft||05-22-2009|
General Guidance and Specifications for Submission of Aeronautical Surveys to NGS: Field Data Collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) Standards
Provides the specifications for the collection of airport data for the FAA Airport Surveying – Geographic Information System (GIS) Program. Also explains how to submit data to the FAA, which will forward the safety critical data to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for independent verification and validation. The standards covered in this document provide critical information for the operation and safety of the National Airspace System (NAS) and are classified as critical by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO Annex 15 defines data as critical when “there is a high probability when using corrupted critical data that the continued safe flight and landing of an aircraft would be severely at risk with the potential for catastrophe.” The information furnished under these standards covers the entire spectrum of the FAA’s airport data requirements. See also FAA Airport Surveying - GIS Program and Airports GIS Video Training Series.
Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures
Contains FAA specifications for in-pavement and elevated light fixtures used on airport runways and taxiways, including Runway Status Lights (RWSL), Takeoff Hold Lights (THL), Runway Intersection Lights (RIL), and Runway Entrance Lights (REL). See also--
Parts and Materials Substitution for Vintage Aircraft
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for substantiating parts or materials substitutions to maintain the safety of old or out-of-production general aviation (GA) aircraft, or other GA aircraft where the parts or materials are either difficult or impossible to obtain. This AC also provides guidance about the data required to gain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for making these substitutions. This AC does not include specific approvals for installations. It provides guidelines to follow when collecting information needed for an FAA approval. The material in this AC is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation. You may follow an alternate FAA-approved method. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in all respects. Mandatory words such as "must" apply only to those who seek to show compliance to a specific rule by use of a method prescribed in this AC without deviation.
Transport Airplane Cabin Interiors Crashworthiness Handbook
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides acceptable certification methods, but not necessarily the only acceptable methods, for demonstrating compliance with the crashworthiness requirements of part 25, as amended through Amendment 25-112, of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) for transport category airplanes. The guidance in this AC is not mandatory nor a regulation.
|00-58B||AFS-230||Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program||04-29-2009|
Contains specifications for the frangible connections used to support objects located in airfield safety areas, including fuse bolts, special material bolts, frangible couplings, tear-through fasteners, and tear-out sections.
|91-84||AFS-800||Fractional Ownership Programs This advisory circular (AC) provides backgroung information, and describes fractional ownership programs and te application process for obtaining management specifications (MSpecs) to operate under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14CFR) part 91 subpart k (part 91K)||03-31-2009|
|90-105||AFS-400||Approval Guidance for RNP Operations and Barometric Vertical Navigation in the U.S. National Airspace System||01-23-2009|