Onboard Recording of Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) In Crash Survivable Memory
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance material for applicants seeking an airworthiness approval for aircraft with an installed Data Link Recording (DLR) system that records Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC). This AC describesan acceptable means, but not the only means, to gain design approval of your data link communication recording system. However, if you use the means described in the AC, you must follow it in its entirety.
In this AC, we focus on data to be recorded and logical recording point locations for storing CPDLC messages in onboard crash-survivable memory. These logical point locations, also called observation points, are physical locations within airborne avionic architectures deemed ideal for recording system data sources, as defined in Section 7.1 of this AC.
|120-114||AFS-200||Pilot Training and Checking (14 CFR Part 121 Subparts N and O, including Appendices E and F) This advisory circular (AC) provides information regarding pilot training and checking under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 subparts N and O, including part 121 appendices E and F. It is intended to be used as a resource during the development, implementation, and revision of an air carrier’s pilot training and qualification program. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, for an air carrier to develop procedures and performance standards for pilot training and checking.||09-29-2016|
|00-68||AIR-150||Aircraft Certification Service Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Production Approval Holders (PAHs), Design Approval Holders (DAHs), and Organization Designation Authorization Holders (ODA Holders) who choose to voluntarily disclose apparent noncompliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The procedures and practices outlined in this AC generally apply when PAHs, DAHs or ODA Holders voluntarily disclose noncompliance with regulatory requirements. These procedures and practices do not apply, however, to those persons who: (1) violate 14 CFR 21.2, Falsification of Applications, Reports, or Records; (2) are required to report failures, malfunctions, and defects pursuant to 14 CFR 21.3, but fail to make those reports in the timeframe required by the regulations; or (3) fail to report unsafe conditions pursuant to 14 CFR 183.63, Continuing Requirements: Products, Parts or Appliances. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means to voluntarily disclose an apparent noncompliance. If you use the AC to voluntarily disclose noncompliance, the processes and requirements in this AC must be followed.||10-01-2016|
|20-182A||AIR-130||Airworthiness Approval for Aircraft Weather Radar Systems This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the initial and follow-on airworthiness approval of aircraft weather radar systems meeting the latest revision of the Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C63, Airborne Weather Radar Equipment. This AC covers aircraft radar systems with weather detection and ground mapping, forward-looking windshear detection, forward looking turbulence detection, and atmospheric threat awareness capability. The guidance is applicable to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 aircraft. For forward-looking windshear and/or turbulence detection capability, the guidance in this AC applies to parts 25 and 23 fixed-wing airplane installations. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of accomplishing airworthiness approval for the installation of airborne weather radar equipment. However, if you use the means described in the AC, you must follow it in all important respects. Appendix A provides additional guidance on the forward-looking windshear system annunciation, alert, and display icons. A list of related documents can be found in Appendix B of this AC. This AC provides guidance intended for new approvals. This AC is not intended to modify, change, or cancel existing equipment design or airworthiness approvals. Equipment with existing approvals can continue to be installed within the provisions of its original design and airworthiness certification.||10-01-2016|
|91-70B||AFS-400||Oceanic and Remote Continental Airspace Operations This advisory circular (AC) contains general information and detailed guidance for operators planning flights in oceanic and remote continental airspace, including authorizations needed for operations outside the continental United States (CONUS). This includes Performance-based Navigation (PBN) and Special Areas of Operation (SAO). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revised this AC to focus on the evolving operations in airspace where air traffic control (ATC) provides procedural control. This AC is laid out in a chronological format, beginning with foundational information, followed by information on the training, authorizations, and equipment required to operate most efficiently in this airspace, and finishing with flight planning, flight execution, and contingency operations guidance. Our goal is to provide you with a template to guide you through planning and executing flight operations through oceanic and remote continental airspace. Information related to international operations in specific locales has been removed from this AC due to its transitory nature. Some region-specific information has been incorporated into the North Atlantic (NAT), West Atlantic Route System (WATRS)/Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean, and Pacific (PAC) Resource Guides (NAT PDF, West Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico PDF, and PAC PDF). These online resource guides, along with the FAA Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) Domestic/International, provide the most current information available to pilots, aircraft dispatchers and other operational control personnel preparing for oceanic and international operations.We have also included hyperlinks to many documents, available free or for purchase. The dynamics of oceanic and remote continental airspace operations are such that they are constantly evolving, and it is incumbent on you, the operators, to closely monitor any changes.||10-04-2016|
Obstruction Marking and Lighting with Change 1
This Advisory Circular (AC) sets forth standards for marking and lighting obstructions that have been deemed to be a hazard to navigable airspace.
Maintaining Public Aircraft
This AC is intended to provide guidance for developing maintenance and inspection programs for aircraft operated as public aircraft. The recommendations in this AC were developed using industry best practices, depending on the aircraft being operated. The AC describes methods for maintaining aircraft in order to maximize both a safety and economic benefit.