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120-16G 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.

01-04-2016
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
20-77B AFS-300 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.

01-04-2016
25-31 ANM-111 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.

12-22-2015
25-32 ANM-111 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.

12-22-2015
20-149B AIR-100 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.

12-21-2015
20-185 AIR-100 Airworthiness Approval of Synthetic Vision Guidance System

In this advisory circular (AC), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides applicants with guidance for obtaining airworthiness approval for equipment installation of a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS) in aircraft. This AC only provides airworthiness guidance to applicants for eligible SVGS for use on Special Authorization (SA) Category (CAT) I Instrument Landing System (ILS) approaches. Operational approval must still be obtained from the Flight Standards Service.

12-17-2015
91-63D AJV-1 Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) and Flight Limitations This advisory circular (AC): (1) explains and defines the different flight limitations and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs); (2) describes conditions under which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may establish a flight limitation or TFR area; (3) explains which FAA offices are authorized to issue flight limitations or TFRs; (4) lists the agencies/offices from which the FAA will accept requests to establish a flight limitation or TFR area; and (5) provides an appendix for each type of flight limitation or restriction. 12-09-2015
20-165B AIR-130 Airworthiness Approval of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast OUT Systems

 This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the installation and airworthiness approval of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) OUT systems in aircraft.

12-07-2015
70/7460-1L AJV-1 Obstruction Marking and Lighting

This Advisory Circular (AC) sets forth standards for marking and lighting obstructions that have been deemed to be a hazard to navigable airspace.

12-04-2015
120-109A AFS-200 Stall Prevention and Recovery Training

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for training, testing, and checking pilots to ensure correct responses to impending and full stalls. For air carriers, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 contains the applicable regulatory requirements. Although this AC is directed to part 121 air carriers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encourages all air carriers, airplane operators, pilot schools, and training centers to use this guidance for stall prevention training, testing, and checking. This guidance was created for operators of transport category airplanes; however, many of the principles apply to all airplanes. The content was developed based on a review of recommended practices developed by major airplane manufacturers, labor organizations, air carriers, training organizations, simulator manufacturers, and industry representative organizations.

11-24-2015
61-98C AFS-800 Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check

This advisory circular (AC) provides information for certificated pilots and flight instructors to use in complying with the flight review required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.56 and the recent flight experience requirements of § 61.57. This AC is directed to General Aviation (GA) pilots and to certificated flight instructors (CFI). This AC does not apply to training programs or proficiency checks conducted pursuant to 14 CFR part 121 or 135, nor to curriculums approved pursuant to 14 CFR part 142.

11-20-2015
150/5345-42H AAS-100 Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories

This advisory circular contains the specifications for airport light bases, transformer housings, junction boxes, accessories, elevated light fixture covers and stakes.  It is not intended to be a compilation of currently available product designs.  Instead, it provides the basic standard requirements for critical dimensions and performance requirements to which all manufacturers must demonstrate compliance. 

11-06-2015
20-184 AIR-133 Guidance on Testing and Installation of Rechargeable Lithium Battery and Battery Systems on Aircraft

The guidance in this AC is intended for manufacturers, installers, maintenance personnel, and users of installed rechargeable lithium batteries and battery systems on aircraft. As with all advisory material, this AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It is issued for guidance purposes and to outline a means of compliance with applicable airworthiness requirements.

This advisory circular (AC) provides manufacturers and installers with an acceptable means of compliance to meet the installation, operation, maintenance and airworthiness requirements for installation of lithium batteries on aircraft (14 CFR part 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29).

10-15-2015
150/5200-28E AAS-300 Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) for Airport Operators

This AC provides guidance on using the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system for reporting airport facilities changes or outages and for airport condition reporting. It explains procedures used to describe, format, and disseminate information on unanticipated or temporary changes to components of, or hazards in, the National Airspace System (NAS). 

10-08-2015
150/5345-44K AAS-100 Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs

This AC contains the FAA specifications for unlighted and lighted signs to be used on taxiways and runways. 

10-08-2015
91-74B AFS-800 Pilot Guide: Flight In Icing Conditions

This advisory circular (AC) contains updated and additional information for the pilots of airplanes under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 91, 121, 125, and 135. The purpose of this AC is to provide pilots with a convenient reference guide on the principal factors related to flight in icing conditions and the location of additional information in related publications. As a result of these updates and consolidating of information, AC 91-74A, Pilot Guide: Flight in Icing Conditions, dated December 31, 2007, and AC 91-51A, Effect of Icing on Aircraft Control and Airplane Deice and Anti-Ice Systems, dated July 19, 1996, are cancelled. This AC does not authorize deviations from established company procedures or regulatory requirements.

10-08-2015
21-43A AIR-110 Production Under 14 CFR Part 21,Subparts F, G, K, and O

This advisory circular (AC) provides information for production approval holders (PAH) pursuant to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Articles. This AC provides PAHs and applicants for a production approval with guidance for developing and maintaining a production system that is appropriate to the PAH’s operations and complies with the regulations.

10-01-2015
21-44A AIR-100 Issuance of Export Airworthiness Approvals Under 14 CFR Part 21 Subpart L

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance on how to show compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal regulations (14 CFR) part 21, subpart L, Export Airworthiness Approvals. 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 respects.

10-01-2015
45-2E AIR-100 Identification and Registration Marking

This advisory circular (AC) provides information about Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 45, Identification and Registration Marking. 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 the requirements for identifying aircraft and aircraft engines with identification plates, identification marking requirements for propellers, and marking aircraft with nationality and registration marks. However, if you use the means described in the AC, you must follow it in all important respects.

A list of other related sections of 14 CFR and related publications, and definitions pertinent to this AC are located in the appendixes to this AC.

10-01-2015
119-1 AFS-300 Airworthiness and Operational Approval of Aircraft Network Security Program (ANSP)

This advisory circular (AC) describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of obtaining operational authorization for an aircraft certified with a special condition (SC) related to security of the onboard computer network. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. However, if you use the means described in the AC, you must conform to it in totality.

09-30-2015
150/5300-19 AAS-100 Airport Data and Information Program

Note: The FAA is moving toward an electronic data submission system with the implementation of the FAA’s Navigation Procedures Project (NAV Lean) solution.  Sections of this AC may be used as those portions of the system become available.  In the interim, please refer to the current guidance provided in AC 150/5200-35A, Submitting the Airport Master Record in Order to Activate a New Airport for paper-based data submissions.

This AC provides general guidance and information for airport owners and operators in the collection and management of data describing the physical infrastructure, characteristics, and services of their airport. This data is source material for the FAA’s aeronautical information databases, for use in the dissemination of aviation information to the public, preparation of government and private industry aeronautical charts, and related flight information publications. This AC also describes the schedule, frequency, and standards for airport inspections.  

09-30-2015
120-87C AFS-200 Use of Child Restraint Systems on Aircraft

This advisory circular (AC) provides information and practices regarding the use of child restraint systems (CRS) on aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends for operators to use this as a resource during the development, implementation, and revision of an air carrier’s standard operating procedures (SOP), Web sites and training programs regarding the use of CRSs.

 FAA Initiatives. This AC is one of several FAA initiatives designed to address safety concerns of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). It is a part of the FAA’s ongoing commitment to educate and inform aircraft operators, crewmembers, and airline passengers regarding the use of CRSs on aircraft in order to encourage and increase the use of approved CRSs. For more information, refer to the following FAA Web site: http://www.faa.gov/passengers/fly_children/.

 

Regulatory Requirements. In addition, this AC provides information to air carriers conducting Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 operations about the requirement to make available on their Web sites the width of the narrowest and widest passenger seats in each class of service for each make, model, and series (M/M/S) of airplane used in passenger-carrying operations. If an air carrier does not have a Web site, the air carrier is not required to establish a Web site in order to comply with this regulation.

 

09-24-2015
187-1J AFS-50 Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the United States

This advisory circular (AC) transmits an updated schedule of charges forservices of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service (AFS) aviation safety inspectors (ASI) outside the United States. Rulemaking action to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 187, Docket No. 27809 and Notice 94-24, Fees for Certification Services and Approvals Performed Outside the United States, established the methodology for determining these charges. The rulemaking established that the FAA would publish these fees in an AC.

09-15-2015
150/5370-12B AAS-100 Quality Management for Federally Funded Airport Construction Projects

This advisory circular (AC) provides information on the planning and oversight of construction projects at airports accomplished under the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). In addition to the previous version, this AC cancels:

  • AC 150/5300-9B, Predesign, Prebid, and Preconstruction Conferences for Airport Grant Projects
  • AC 150/5370-6D, Construction Progress and Inspection Report-Airport Improvement Program (AIP)

09-14-2015

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