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120-33 AFS-400 Operational Approval of Airborne Long-Range Navigation Systems for Flight within the North Atlantic Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications Airspace
Sets forth acceptable means, but not the only means, for operators certificated under FAR Parts 121 and 123 and operators utilizing large aircraft under FAR 135.2, to obtain approval to operate within a specific airspace over the NAT (North Atlantic) MNPS (Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications) airspace after 0001 Greenwich Mean Time, Dec. 29, 1977.
06-24-1977
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
120-35C AFS-230 Line Operational Simulations: Line Oriented Flight Training, Special Purpose Operational Training, Line Operational Evaluation
Presents guidelines for the design and implementation of line operational simulations (LOS).
09-27-2004
120-38 AFS-260 Transport Category Airplanes Cabin Ozone Concentrations
Provides guidance concerning acceptable means, but not the only means, for an air carrier to demonstrate compliance with the maximum permissible cabin ozone (03) concentrations established by Section 121.578 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
10-10-1980
120-39 AFS-331 Hazards of Waste Water Ice Accumulation Separating from Aircraft in Flight
This advisory circular emphasizes the potential hazards to life and property due to lavatory fluid and potable water systems’ ice accumulation and resultant separation from aircraft in flight.
10-31-1980
120-40B AFS-205 Airplane Simulator Qualification
Provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) regarding the evaluation of and qualification of airplane simulators used in training programs or airmen checking under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
07-29-1991
120-41 AFS-400 Criteria for Operational Approval of Airborne Wind Shear Alerting and Flight Guidance
Establishes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of obtaining operational approval of an airborne wind shear alerting and flight guidance system. It describes acceptable simulation test criteria, wind field modeling data, and minimum performance parameters for evaluating candidate systems.
11-07-1983
120-42B AFS-220 Extended Operations (ETOPS and Polar Operations)
States an acceptable means but not the only means for obtaining approval under FAR Section 121.161 for two-engine airplanes to operate over a route that contains a point farther than one hour flying time at the normal one-engine inoperative cruise speed (in still air) from an adequate airport.
06-13-2008
120-43 AFS-220 The Influence of Beards on Oxygen Mask Efficiency
Provides information about the effects of beards on masks in continuous flow and demand oxygen systems.
01-27-1987
120-44A AFS-203 Air Carrier First Aid Programs
Provides guidance about first aid program resources, subjects, equipment, and pertinent regulations. This revision adds information about blood borne pathogen awareness programs.
06-06-2001
120-45A AFS-205 Airplane Flight Training Device Qualification
Provides an acceptable means of ensuring compliance with the FAR regarding the evaluation and qualification of all training devices in which flight training, qualification, or certification of airmen under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, is accomplished. Specifies the criteria to be used by the FAA when qualifying a device and determining what the qualification level should be.
02-05-1992
120-47 AFS-220 Survival Equipment for use in Overwater Operations
Provides information regarding the survival items that should be carried during aircraft extended overwater operations. Provides a means, but not the only means, for compliance with the pertinent regulations.
06-12-1987
120-48 AFS-220 Communication and Coordination Between Flight Crewmembers and Flight Attendants
Presents information on common problems associated with crew coordination between flight crewmembers and flight attendants and how these problems can be avoided.
07-13-1988
120-49 AFS-200 Certification of Air Carriers
Provides information and guidance material on the certification process of air carriers under FAR Part 121 and Part 135. It provides information that can be used by applicants who desire to be certificated as an air carrier in accordance with FAR Part 121 and Part 135.
11-23-1988
120-50A AFS-210 Guidelines for Operational Approval of Windshear Training Programs
Provides guidance for approval of low-altitude windshear training for operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 121 and 135.
02-09-1996
120-51E AFS-210 Crew Resource Management Training
Provides FAA guidance for approval of an Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) under SFAR 58.
01-22-2004
120-53B AFS-200 Guidance for Conduction and Use of Flight Standardization Board Evaluations

 

a. Evaluating Manufactured or Modified Aircraft. It provides a means but not the only means of evaluating manufactured or modified aircraft by the use of standard systems, processes, and tests necessary to determine pilot training and qualification requirements.

b. Differences in Training and Qualification between Aircraft. It describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with applicable Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) that provide for differences in training and qualification between aircraft with the same type certificate. It further describes an acceptable means for providing related aircraft differences training and qualification under provision of 14 CFR part 121 between aircraft with different type certificates that have been "designated" by the Administrator as related. Both of these processes use the provision of the Flight Standardization Board (FSB) report as the basis for the approval of pilot training and qualification necessary for the operation of aircraft. This AC is intended to enhance safety by:

(1) Providing a standard method of assessing applicant programs.

(2) Directly relating pilot training and qualification requirements to fleet characteristics, operating concepts, and pilot assignments.

(3) Permitting better industry planning and management by outlining what FAA requirements apply, what training resources or devices are needed, and what alternatives are possible.

(4) Encouraging aircraft manufacturers to design with the goal of developing common characteristics between related aircraft

(5) Providing a recommended framework for application of suitable credits or constraints to better address new technology and future safety enhancements.

11-05-2013
120-54A AFS-230 Advanced Qualification Program
Provides FAA guidance for approval of an Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) under SFAR 58.
06-23-2006
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
120-57A AFS-400 Surface Movement Guidance and Control System
Describes the standards and provides guidance in the development of a Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (SMGCS) plan for U.S. airports where scheduled air carriers are authorized to conduct operations when the visibility is less than 1,200 feet runway visual range.
12-19-1996
120-58 AFS-400 Pilot Guide Large Aircraft Ground Deicing
Contains recommendations for ensuring safe operations of large airplanes during icing conditions and guidelines for the development of adequate procedures for the deicing of large airplanes.
09-30-1992
120-59A AFS-230 Air Carrier Internal Evaluation Programs
Provides information and guidance material that may be used by air carrier certificate holders, operating under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 121 and 135, to design or develop an Internal Evaluation Program. The procedures and practices outlined in this (AC can be applied to maintenance, flight operations, and security aspects of an air carrier’s organization. Internal evaluation guidance for certificate holders other than those operating under FAR Pars 121 and 135 may be issued separately in the future.
04-17-2006
120-60B AFS-220 Ground Deicing and Anti-icing Program
Provides one means, but not the only means, for obtaining approval of a Ground Deicing and Anti-icing Program, and for ensuring compliance with FAR Section 121.629.
12-20-2004
120-61A AFS-210/AAM-600 In-flight Radiation Exposure
Recommends subject to be covered in air carrier programs designed to: (1) inform crewmembers about radiation exposure and known associated health risks; and (2) assist crewmembers in making informed decisions with regard to their work on commercial air carriers. This AC provides a possible outline of courses but actual subject material should be gathered by the air carriers.
07-06-2006
120-62 AFS-210 Takeoff Safety Training Aid
Announces the availability of a joint industry/FAA Takeoff Safety Training Aid to help air carriers and pilots increase safety during the takeoff phase of flight.
09-12-1994
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