|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures
Contains FAA specifications for light fixtures to be used on airport runways and taxiways. See also--
|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|
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.
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.
|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|
Approval of Modified Seating System Initially Approved Under a Technical Standard Order
This advisory circular (AC) provides information, clarification, and procedural guidance for the approval and installation of modified technical standard order (TSO)approved seating systems in U.S. type-certificated aircraft. In this AC, we address modifications that result from design changes, repairs, and alterations pursuant to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 21 and 43.
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to modify TSO seating systems. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in all important respects.
Model Aircraft Operating Standards - Including Change 1
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to persons operating UnmannedAircraft (UA) for hobby or recreation purposes meeting the statutory definition of "model aircraft" contained in Section 336 of Public Law 112-95, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. This AC describes means by which model aircraft may be operated safely in the National Airspace System (NAS). Nothing in this AC changes the requirement to comply with the statute or any applicable regulations.
Operations Control Center (OCC) for Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) Operations
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and recommendations to assist helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operators with the development, implementation, and integration of an Operations Control Center (OCC). By requiring larger HAA operators (per Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135, § 135.619) and encouraging smaller HAA operators to implement OCCs and operational control procedures, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to further increase HAA safety through the implementation of OCCs.
Best Practices for Engine Time In Service Interval Extensions
This advisory circular (AC) provides information on engine time in service interval extensions. The AC explains the background of engine time in service intervals as well as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) regulatory requirements for time limitations and time in service intervals for engine overhauls. The AC also provides aircraft operators with information on the best practices for an engine time in service interval extension program and how to obtain an engine time in service interval extension.
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.
|120-106A||AFS-300||Scope and Recommended Content for a Contractual Agreement Between an Air Carrier and a Maintenance Provider This revision of the advisory circular (AC) introduces new rulemaking regarding aircarrier contract maintenance programs and air carrier manual content pertaining to contract maintenance requirements and contract maintenance provider (MP) responsibilities required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, §§ 121.368 and 121.369(b)(10), and part 135, §§ 135.426 and 135.427(b)(10). Additionally, this AC outlines the scope and recommended content requirements for contractual agreements between an air carrier and its contract MPs. It explains the background and the necessity to interject specific requirements into a contractual agreement to ensure the air carrier fully supports the requirements imposed by 14 CFR. Because the air carrier has the primary responsibility for the airworthiness of its aircraft, it must ensure the proper controls are in place to assess, qualify, and authorize work performed for it by other persons, regardless of whether a certificated or noncertificated MP performs the work.||01-04-2016|
Use of Manufacturers’ Maintenance Manuals
This advisory circular (AC) informs owners and operators about the usefulness of manufacturer’s maintenance manuals for servicing, repairing, and maintaining aircraft, engines, and propellers.
Takeoff Performance Data for Operations on Contaminated Runways
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and standardized methods that data providers, such as type certificate (TC) holders, supplemental type certificate (STC) holders, applicants, and airplane operators, can use when developing takeoff performance data for transport category airplanes for operations on contaminated runways. This AC also promotes the use of consistent terminology for runway surface conditions used among data providers and FAA personnel.
Landing Performance Data for Time-of-Arrival Landing Performance Assessments
This AC provides guidance and standardized methods that data providers, such as TC holders, STC holders, applicants, and airplane operators, can use when developing landing performance data for time-of-arrival landing performance assessments for transport category airplanes. This AC also promotes the use of consistent terminology for runway surface conditions used among data providers and FAA personnel.
Installation Guidance for Domestic Flight Information Service- Broadcast
This advisory circular (AC) supports the use of Flight Information Services-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather and other aeronautical data link products for enhanced situation awareness of flight conditions. In this AC, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends one way to gain airworthiness approval for the installation of FIS-B avionics equipment. We identify safety and installation requirements for continued airworthiness of aircraft FIS-B avionics equipment, systems, and applications. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to gain airworthiness approval for your FIS-B avionics equipment. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in its entirety.