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150/5200-30D AAS-300 Airport Field Condition Assessments and Winter Operations Safety

This AC provides guidance to assist airport operators in developing a snow and ice control plan, assessing and reporting airport conditions through the utilization of the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM), and establishing snow removal and control procedures.

For implementation purposes, all certificated airports must submit revised Snow and Ice Control Plans to the FAA no later than September 1, 2016, for approval.  The Federal NOTAM System is the primary means of conveying airport condition information by certificated and federally obligated airports.  Effective October 1, 2016, the Federal NOTAM System will incorporate the new reporting criteria and methodology contained in this AC. 

07-29-2016
91-85A AFS-400 Authorization of Aircraft and Operators for Flight in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Airspace

This advisory circular (AC) applies to all Operators conducting Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) operations. The AC can be used to obtain an initial operational authorization, or amend an existing, operational authorization. The AC appendices include supportive information relating to RVSM airworthiness certifications, training programs, operating practices and procedures, RVSM operations in oceanic and remote continental airspace, and review of height-keeping parameters. This AC describes acceptable means, but not the only means, for an Operator to obtain authorization to conduct flight in airspace or on routes where RVSM is applied. The advisory material contained in this AC has been substantially modified since the AC was issued in its original form in 2009.

07-21-2016
91-88 AFS-800 Electronics News Gathering Operations This advisory circular (AC) provides recommendations to ensure the safety of electronic news gathering (ENG) operations. Like all advisory material, this AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It is issued to provide guidelines. This AC was developed in consideration of ENG industry standards and recommended practices. 06-28-2016
25.975-1 ANM-112 Fuel Vent Fire Protection This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance concerning compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements in Title 14, Code of Regulations (14 CFR) 25.975(a)(7) and related regulations for preventing fuel tank explosions caused by ignition of vapors outside the fuel tank vents. 06-24-2016
33.74/92-1B ANE-111 Turbine Engine Continued Rotation and Rotor Locking

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to demonstrate compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Section 33.74, Continued Rotation and Section 33.92, Rotor Locking Tests.

06-23-2016
120-78A AFS-300 Electronic Signatures, Electronic Recordkeeping, and Electronic Manuals This advisory circular (AC), as any AC, is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation; rather, it provides standards and guidance for electronic signatures, electronic recordkeeping, and electronic manual systems. Electronic recordkeeping systems/programs are used to generate many types of records (e.g., load manifests, dispatch release, aircraft maintenance records, maintenance task cards, pilot training records, flight release, and/or airworthiness release). This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, for a certificate holder to utilize an electronic signature, electronic recordkeeping, and electronic manual systems. 06-22-2016
107-2 AFS-800 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending its regulations to adopt specific rules for the operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) through a final rule. These changes address the classification of sUAS, certification of sUAS remote pilots, and sUAS operational limitations. This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for conducting sUAS operations in the NAS in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107.

06-21-2016
120-68G AFS-600 Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996

The Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA), as amended, was enacted to ensure that air carriers and air operators adequately investigate a pilot’s background before allowing that pilot to conduct commercial air carrier flights. Under PRIA, a hiring employer cannot place a pilot into service until he or she obtains and reviews the last 5 years of the pilot’s background and other safety-related records as specified in PRIA.

This advisory circular (AC) is supplemented by the current edition of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 8000.88, PRIA Guidance for FAA Inspectors, and numerous other documents available on the PRIA Web site at http://www.faa.gov/pilots/lic_cert/pria. These sources of detailed information related to PRIA provide invaluable assistance to the certificate holder or others concerning the PRIA records request process as well as other compliance issues.

06-21-2016
135-10B AFS-300 Approved Aircraft Inspection Program This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance that can be used to develop and obtain approval of an Approved Aircraft Inspection Program (AAIP). 06-08-2016
120-95A AFS-200 Portable Oxygen Concentrators This advisory circular (AC) explains Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the use of portable oxygen concentrators (POC) on board aircraft. We intend for operators to use this AC as a resource during the development, implementation, and revision of standard operating procedures (SOP) and training programs regarding the use of POCs on board aircraft to increase the accessibility of air travel by passengers with disabilities. 05-24-2016
20-153B AIR-130 Acceptance of Aeronautical Data Processes and Associated Databases This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, for showing compliance with the applicable airworthiness regulations for equipment with an installed aeronautical database. This AC is not mandatory and is not a regulation. However, if you use the means described herein, you must follow it in all important respects. The term “must” indicates mandatory requirements when following the guidance in this AC. The terms “should” and “recommend” indicate recommended guidance, but are not required for meeting the objectives of this AC. The term “objectives” identifies requirements when used in this AC. 04-19-2016
90-48D AFS-800 Pilots' Role in Collision Avoidance (With Change 1)

This advisory circular (AC) is issued for the purpose of alerting all pilots to thepotential hazards of midair collisions and near midair collisions (NMAC), and to emphasize those basic problem areas related to the human causal factors where improvements in pilot education, operating practices, procedures, and improved scanning techniques are needed to reduce midair conflicts.

04-19-2016
33.90-1A ANE-111 Initial Maintenance Inspection (IMI), 14 CFR 33.90, Test for Turbine Engines This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to demonstrate compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 33.90, Initial Inspection Test. 04-13-2016
20-162A AIR-100 Airworthiness Approval of Installed Passive Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags This advisory circular (AC) provides applicants with guidance for installing and using passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on aviation products and equipment. Specifically, this AC provides guidance for the proper installation and use of passive RFID tags as installed on aircraft parts and components. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with these requirements. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in all important aspects. The term “must” is used to indicate mandatory requirements driven by regulation when following the guidance in this AC. The term “should” is used to indicate that the guidance is recommended, but not required, to comply with this AC. 04-06-2016
150/5100-20 APP-400 Guidance on the Extraction of Oil and Gas on Federally Obligated Airports

This AC discusses oil and gas development on federally obligated airport land, including any drilling that penetrates the subsurface of airport owned land. It describes how existing FAA policy, guidance, standards and obligations, as well as other applicable laws and regulations, apply to proposed oil and gas extraction from obligated airports (both use of surface land and extraction of subsurface minerals/oil/gas). It does not create new requirements for on-airport or nearby off-airport land use or development. The AC was produced as a joint effort by the FAA’s Offices of Airport Planning and Programming, Airport Safety and Standards, and Airport Compliance and Management Analysis. 

03-23-2016
00-30C AFS-400 Clear Air Turbulence Avoidance This advisory circular (AC) describes various types of Clear Air Turbulence (CAT), some of the weather patterns associated with CAT, and turbulence reporting systems and networks. Also included is information on turbulence forecasts and products. 03-22-2016
21.101-1B AIR-100 Establishing the Certification Basis of Changed Aeronautical Products This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the application ofthe "Changed Product Rule (CPR)," pursuant to Title 14 ofthe Code ofFederal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.101, Designation ofapplicable regulations, and 21.19, Changes requiring a new type certificate, for changes made to type certificated aeronautical products. 03-11-2016
90-105A AFS-400 Approval Guidance for RNP Operations and Barometric Vertical Navigation in the U.S. National Airspace System and in Oceanic and Remote Continental Airspace This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for operators to conduct Required Navigation Performance (RNP) operations in the United States, in oceanic and remote continental airspace, and in foreign countries which adopt International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for RNP operations. Guidance is provided for the following: • Required Navigation Performance Approach (RNP APCH) procedures; • Barometric vertical navigation (baro-VNAV); • RNP 1 (terminal) operations; • RNP 0.3 (rotorcraft) operations; • RNP 2 domestic, offshore, oceanic, and remote continental operations; • RNP 4 oceanic and remote continental operations; • RNP 10 (Area Navigation (RNAV) 10) oceanic and remote continental operations; • Advanced Required Navigation Performance (A-RNP), and • Additional Capabilities. This AC does not apply to those approaches which require unique authorization (Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR), as described in AC 90 101( ), Approval Guidance for RNP Procedures with AR, nor does it address instrument approach procedures (IAP) using localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) or localizer performance without vertical guidance (LP), which are addressed in AC 90-107( ), Guidance for Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance and Localizer Performance without Vertical Guidance Approach Operations in the U.S. National Airspace System. 03-07-2016
150/5345-46E AAS-100 Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures

Contains FAA specifications for light fixtures to be used on airport runways and taxiways. See also--

03-02-2016
91-87 AFS-800 Ejection Seat Training Program This advisory circular (AC) describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of developing an ejection seat training program (ESTP). However, if you use the means described in the AC, you must follow it in all important respects. This AC is to be used as a guide when developing an ESTP as required by certain aircraft’s operating limitations. This AC may also be used as a tool to evaluate the content of an ESTP. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. 02-26-2016
61-65F AFS-800 Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for pilot applicants, pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and examiners on the certification standards, knowledge test procedures, and other requirements in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61. This revision provides guidance for those persons seeking a student pilot certificate and endorsements for student pilot privileges. 02-25-2016
91-37B AFS-800 Truth in Leasing This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance for lessees and conditional buyers of U.S.-registered aircraft. While truth-in-leasing requirements are required by regulation for aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prepared this AC to ensure any person who is seeking to lease an aircraft understands the meaning of operational control and does not enter into an agreement where operational control is not clearly maintained by the appropriate party. 02-10-2016
25.851-1 ANM-112 Built-in Fire Extinguishing/Suppression Systems in Class C and Class F Cargo Compartments

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance concerning compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes pertaining to Class C and Class F cargo compartments that incorporate built-in fire extinguishing/suppression systems. This guidance is applicable to transport category airplanes for which a new, amended, or supplemental type certificate is requested.

02-03-2016
25.857-1 ANM-112 Class B and F Cargo Compartments

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance concerning compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes pertaining to Class B and Class F cargo compartments.

02-03-2016
43-211A AFS-300 Recommended Alternative Inspection Schedule for Daher (Socata) TBM Series Aircraft This advisory circular (AC) recommends an inspection schedule for owners of Daher (Socata) TBM Series aircraft. If aircraft owners/operators and maintenance providersinspect aircraft under a progressive inspection program, this AC will help ensure they comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.409. While this AC provides one way of addressing progressive inspections of TBM Series aircraft, it may not be the only way. 01-29-2016

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