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150/5340-26B AAS-100 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).

150/5345-54B AAS-100 Specification for L-884, Power and Control Unit for Land and Hold Short Lighting Systems

Contains the FAA standards for power and control units for land and hold short lighting systems.

150/5380-9 AAS-100 Guidelines and Procedures for Measuring Airfield Pavement Roughness

Provides guidelines and procedures for measuring and evaluating runway roughness as identified by surface profile data of rigid and flexible airport pavements. Provides technical procedures to quantify surface irregularities and to determine how surface irregularities may affect specific categories of airplanes.

20-27G AIR-200 Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft

This Advisory Circular (AC) provides information about Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, § 21.191(g) for the purpose of operating amateur-built aircraft.

150/5200-12C AAS-300 First Responders’ Responsibility for Protecting Evidence at the Scene of an Aircraft Accident/Incident

Furnishes general guidance for airport employees, airport management, and other personnel responsible for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) operations at the scene of an aircraft accident on the proper preservation of evidence.  It explains the need for preservation of evidence and details operational actions which may be permitted if performed in the interest of preserving life.

150/5210-17B AAS-300 Programs for Training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Personnel

Provides information on courses and reference materials for training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) personnel.

20-107B AIR-100 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. 

33.83-1 ANE-111 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.

33.70-2 ANE-111 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.
00-65 AFS-100 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
33-8 ANE-111 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.

33.76-1A ANE-111 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.

65-26D AFS-350 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.

33.17-1A ANE-111 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
150/5200-31C AAS-300 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.

CHANGE 2 (11-03-2010)

Updates the date by which a part 139 certificated airport must submit its Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) 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
150/5300-18B AAS-100 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.

CHANGE 1 (02-24-2014)

This change incorporates updated airport data collection standards and deletes outdated information. These changes clarify airport data collection and ongoing Airports GIS and other system enhancements.

150/5345-46D AAS-100 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--


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