Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids
This AC provides guidance and recommendations about the installation of airport visual aids.
Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports
The standards contained in this AC relate to materials and methods used for the construction of airports. Items covered in this AC include general provisions, earthwork, flexible base courses, rigid base courses, flexible surface courses, rigid pavement, fencing, drainage, turfing, and lighting installation.
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Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength - PCN
This AC provides guidance for using the standardized International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) method, called the Aircraft Classification Number – Pavement Classification Number (ACN-PCN) method, to report airport runway, taxiway, and apron pavement strength. Includes instructions for using the COMFAA program to calculate ACN values to determine PCN.
Also provides guidance for reporting changes to airport data that is generally published on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 5010, Airport Master Record, particularly those data elements associated with Gross Weight (Data Elements 35 through 38) and Pavement Classification Number (Data Element 39).
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Statistical Analysis Considerations for Comparative Test and Analysis Based Compliance Findings for Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Replacement, Redesign and Repaired Parts
a. This advisory circular (AC) describes acceptable statistical methods, but not the only methods, to help develop substantiating data for comparative test and analysis compliance findings. The findings support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of turbine engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) replacement, redesign and repaired parts produced under:
(1) Parts manufacturer approval (PMA),
(2) Type Certificate (TC),
(3) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), or
(4) Repair or alteration.
b. The AC describes statistical principles that can be used to help determine adequate sample sizes for a comparative showing of equivalency of parts from different design or manufacturing processes. The guidance in this AC is acceptable for determining sample sizes and/or populations of specimens. The resulting data may be used to support a showing of compliance to the airworthiness requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.303, 14 CFR part 33, 14 CFR part 43 and Technical Standard Order (TSO) C77.
Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals
This AC provides limited guidance on understanding and rating the surface condition of flexible (asphalt) and rigid (concrete) airfield pavements. Appendices A and B of this AC include the Asphalt and Concrete Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals (PASER Manuals). The FAA recommends the information and procedures contained in the manuals for use by airport staff and consultants, directly or in combination with additional testing and data collection, only when it is not possible to complete a more detailed pavement condition index (PCI) survey as part of a more comprehensive pavement maintenance management program.
Mitigating the Risks of a Runway Overrun Upon Landing
This advisory circular (AC) provides ways for pilots and airplane operators to identify, understand, and mitigate risks associated with runway overruns during the landing phase of flight. It also provides operators with detailed information that operators may use to develop company standard operating procedures (SOP) to mitigate those risks.
Oxidation, Hot Corrosion, Thermal Fatigue, and Erosion Characteristics Testing to Support 14 CFR, Part 33, § 33.15, Compliancefor Turbine Engines
This advisory circular (AC) describes an acceptable method, but not the only method, to support certain comparative assessment compliance findings to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 33, § 33.15, Materials, for turbine engine projects. Comparative assessment of certain data is often necessary to show the required functional and durability equivalencies between engine combustor and turbine section parts from different design or manufacturing processes, e.g., parts manufacturer approvals (PMA) versus type design parts. These equivalencies relate to oxidation, hot corrosion, and thermal fatigue and erosion characteristics in the engine environment. This data is necessary to support overall FAA design approval of turbine engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) parts approved under PMA, type certificate (TC) design change, supplemental type certificate (STC), or repair or alteration authority.
Additional Pilot Program for Phase I Flight Test
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance on the Additional Pilot Program (APP) for flight testing experimental aircraft. The APP was developed to improve safety by enhancing Builder/Owner Pilot (BP) skills and mitigate risks associated with Phase I flight testing of aircraft built from commercially produced kits through the use of a qualified additional pilot and powerplant testing. The APP is an optional program which provides another pathway to conducting Phase I flight testing. The traditional option for a pilot to test their aircraft solo during Phase I is not covered or affected by this AC, and remains an option for those who choose to do so in accordance with their aircraft’s operating limitations.
Airport Snow and Ice Control Equipment
This advisory circular provides guidance to assist airport operators in the procurement of snow and ice control equipment for airport use.
Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the United States
This advisory circular (AC) transmits an updated schedule of charges for services 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.
Architectural, Engineering, and Planning Consultant Services for Airport Grant Projects
This AC provides guidance for airport sponsors in the selection and engagement of architectural, engineering, and planning consultants. It also discusses services that normally would be included in an airport grant project, types of contracts for these services, contract format and provisions, and guidelines for determining the reasonableness of consultant fees. Please see the Principal Changes paragraph for a list of major changes from the last version of this AC.
This advisory circular describes an acceptable means for showing compliance with the requirements of § 25.621, Casting factors, of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 25. Section 25.621 outlines the factors, tests, and inspections that must be applied to castings used in structural applications.
Electronic Flight Displays Date:
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for showing compliance with certain requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 25 for the design, installation, integration, and approval of electronic flight deck displays, components, and systems installed in transport category airplanes. Revision B adds appendices F and G to the original AC and updates references to related rules and documents.
Fuel Tank Strength in Emergency Landing Conditions
This advisory circular describes an acceptable means for showing compliance with the fuel tank structural integrity requirements of §§ 25.561, 25.721, and 25.963 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations. Section 25.963(d) addresses fuel tank safety in emergency landing conditions. Section 25.963(d) references §§ 25.561 and 25.721, which also address emergency landing conditions.
Proof of Structure
This advisory circular describes acceptable means for showing compliance with the requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations 25.307, Proof of structure. Section 25.307 requires structural testing to demonstrate compliance with the strength and deformation requirements of subpart C, unless structural analysis has been shown to be reliable.
Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements
This AC provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining airport pavements.
Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP)
This AC discusses the Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP) concept, its essential components, and how it is used to make cost-effective decisions about pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R).