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120-16F AFS-300 Air Carrier Maintenance Programs

 

This advisory circular (AC) explains what the term "maintenance program" means. Our explanation describes the scope and content of air carrier aircraft maintenance programs. This is important as there is a significant difference between an air carrier maintenance program and an inspection program used in non-air carrier maintenance operations. We explain the background of these programs as well as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) regulatory requirements. We also describe and explain each of the 10 elements of air carrier maintenance programs. When we use "must" or "will" in this AC, we are referencing actual regulatory requirements. When we use "we," "us," or "our" in this AC, we mean the FAA. When we use "you," "your," or "yours," we mean you, the air carrier. When we use the term "person," it has the same meaning as that in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 1, § 1.1.

11-15-2012
120-55C AFS-400 Air Carrier Operational Approval and Use of TCAS II

 This advisory circular (AC) provides an acceptable, but not the only, means to address Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) issues related to installation and use of TCAS II regarding compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 121, 125, and 129 requirements for air carriers.

02-23-2011
108-1 ACS-3 Air Carrier Security
Provides information and guidance for implementation of new FAR 108, Airplane Operator Security
10-16-1981
00-64 AFS-300 Air Medical Resource Management
This AC provides guidance and information, which establish minimum guidelines for Air Medical Resource Management Training. Procedural Subject
09-22-2005
91-80 AJR-1 Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) Hotlines

This advisory circular provides guidance to customers of the National Airspace System (NAS) in regard to the use of and participation on ATCSCC hotlines.

06-24-2008
120-32 AFS-223 Air Transportation of Handicapped Persons
Identifies some of the problems handicapped air travelers face and provides some guidelines to airline personnel to help alleviate these problems.
03-25-1977
120-34 AFS-220 Air Transportation of Mental Patients
Provides guidelines to organizations and persons responsible for transportation of mental patients and outlines the responsibilities of those escorting such persons.
06-29-1977
20-115C AIR-120 Airborne Software Assurance

a. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, for showing compliance with the applicable airworthiness regulations for the software aspects of airborne systems and equipment certification. This AC is not mandatory and is not a regulation. Other ACs may describe alternate means.

b. We, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), wrote this AC to recognize the following RTCA, Inc. documents (RTCA DO):

 (1) RTCA DO-178C, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, dated December 13, 2011.

(2) RTCA DO-330, Software Tool Qualification Considerations, dated December 13, 2011.

(3) RTCA DO-331, Model-Based Development and Verification Supplement to DO­178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011.

(4) RTCA DO-332, Object-Oriented Technology and Related Techniques Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011.

(5) RTCA DO-333, Formal Methods Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011.

Note: RTCA DO is hereafter referred to as DO.

c. References to use of DO-178C in this AC include use of supplements and DO-330 as applicable.

d. This AC also establishes guidance for transitioning to DO-178C when making modifications to software previously approved using DO-178, DO-178A, or DO-178B.

07/19/2013 AC 20-115C

 

e. This AC also explains the use of DO-178C for Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations.

f. This AC does not obligate the FAA to approve any data or perform any activities as specified within the referenced RTCA documents.

 

g. If you use the means in this AC as a means of compliance, you must follow it entirely.

07-19-2013
20-67B AIR-120 Airborne VHF Communication Equipment Installations 01-16-1986
150/5220-9A AAS-300 Aircraft Arresting Systems

Contains FAA standards and recommendations for the installations of aircraft arresting systems on civil airports not owned or operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). This AC does not describe Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS). For guidance on EMAS, see AC 150/5220-22, Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) for Aircraft Overruns.

12-20-2006
150/5220-21C AAS-100 Aircraft Boarding Equipment

Contains the FAA's performance standards, specifications, and recommendations for the design, manufacture, testing and maintenance of equipment used in the boarding of airline passengers. The physical area covered in this AC is that which is bounded by the door of the passenger terminal area, on one end, to the door of the aircraft, on the other end. Although this AC refers only to aircraft boarding (enplaning), all references apply equally to disembarking (deplaning) with the described procedures occurring in reverse order.

The previous version of this AC discussed only the passenger lift scenario and associated equipment. This document updates that effort and addresses the other methods and equipment used to board an aircraft, including passenger boarding bridges, ramps, lifts, and aircraft boarding chairs.

06-29-2012
187-2 AIR-230 Aircraft Certification Service Fees for Providing Production Certification-Related Services Outside the United States 03-11-1998
120-94 ANM-100 Aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems Training Program 11-20-1997
20-136B AIR-130 Aircraft Electrical and Electronic System Lightning Protection

This advisory circular (AC) provides you with information and guidance on how you can protect aircraft electrical and electronic systems from the effects of lightning. This AC describes a means, but not the only means, for you to show compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 23.1306, 25.1316, 27.1316, and 29.1316, Electrical and electronic system lightning protection, as they pertain to the type or supplemental type certification of your aircraft.

This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. However, if you use the means described in this AC to comply with 14 CFR 23.1306, 25 .1316, 27.1316, and 29.131 6, you must follow it in its entirety.

The term "must" is used to indicate mandatory requirements when following the guidance in this AC in its entirety. The terms "should" and "recommend" are used when following the guidance is recommended but not required to comply with this AC.

09-07-2011
20-103 AFS-340 Aircraft Engine Crankshaft Failure
Provides information and suggests procedures to increase crankshaft service life and to minimize failures.
03-07-1978
150/5210-6D AAS-100 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Agents

Provides guidance on Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Agents and provides an acceptable methodology for complying with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139, Certification of Airports.

07-08-2004
20-43C AFS-340 Aircraft Fuel Control
Alerts the aviation community to the potential hazards of inadvertent mixing or contamination of turbine and piston fuels, and provides recommended fuel control and servicing procedures.
10-20-1976
150/5230-4B AAS-300 Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, Training, and Dispensing on Airports

Contains specifications and guidance for the storage, handling, and dispensing of aviation fuel on airports. Additionally, this AC provides standards and guidance for the training of personnel who conduct these activities.

Please see the associated Addendum for a list of companies offering courses of instruction in line service training as well as supervisory training that are acceptable to the Administrator. We will update the Addendum on a quarterly basis.

09-28-2012
00.34A AFS-340 Aircraft Gound Handling and Servicing
This advisory Circular contains information and guidance for the servicing and ground handling aircraft.
07-29-1974
00-34A AFS-340 Aircraft Gound Handling and Servicing 07-29-1974
20-73A AIR-120 Aircraft Ice Protection
Provides information relating to the substantiation of ice protection systems on aircraft.
08-16-2006
20-106 AFS-340 Aircraft Inspection for the General Aviation Aircraft Owner
Describes techniques used in aircraft inspections. Designed to familiarize owner, pilots, student mechanics, and others with inspection procedures, it does NOT qualify an individual to make airworthiness determinations.
04-01-1978
20-161 AIR-130 Aircraft Onboard Weight and Balance Systems
This Advisory Circular (AC)gives manufacturers and installers an acceptable means of compliance to meet the installation, operation, and airworthiness requirements for aircraft onboard weight and balance systems (OBWBS)
04-11-2008
61-107B AFS-800 Aircraft Operations at Altitudes Above 25,000 Feet Mean Sea Level or Mach Numbers Greater Than .75

This advisory circular (AC) alerts pilots transitioning from aircraft with less performance capability to complex, high-performance aircraft that are capable of operating at high altitudes and high airspeeds. In particular, this AC stresses special physiological, equipment, and aerodynamic considerations involved in these kinds of operations. It also provides information to aid pilots in becoming familiar with the basic phenomena associated with high-altitude and high-speed flight.

Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61 prescribes the knowledge and skill requirements for the various airman certificates and ratings, including category, class, and type ratings authorized to be placed thereon. The civil aircraft fleet consists of numerous aircraft capable of high-altitude flight. Certain knowledge elements of high-altitude flight are essential for the pilots of these aircraft. As required by 14 CFR § 61.31, pilots who fly at altitudes at or above FL250 in a pressurized aircraft must receive training in the critical factors relating to safe flight operations under those circumstances. These critical elements include knowledge of the special physiological and/or aerodynamic considerations that should be given to highperformance aircraft operating in the high-altitude environment. High-altitude flight has different effects on the human body than those experienced during lower altitude flight. An aircraft's aerodynamic characteristics displayed in high altitude flight may differ significantly from those experienced when penetrating at a lower altitude. Knowledge of and skill in operating high-performance aircraft will enhance the pilot's ability to easily transition into aircraft capable of high speed, high altitude flight.

03-29-2013
20-30B AIR-120 Aircraft Position Light and Anticollision Light Installations
Sets forth acceptable means, but not the only means, of showing compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) applicable to installed position lights and anti-collision lights.
07-20-1981
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