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20-150A AIR-130 Airworthiness Approval of Satellite Voice Equipment Supporting Air Traffic Service (ATS) Communication

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance on airworthiness approval for designers, manufacturers, and installers of satellite voice equipment supportingair traffic service (ATS).  In this AC, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends one way to gain airworthiness approval for satellite voice equipment.  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 satellite voice equipment.  However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in its entirety.

08-22-2011
20-151A AIR-130 Airworthiness Approval of Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS II), Versions 7.0 & 7.1 and Associated Mode S Transponders

This advisory circular (AC) provides applicants guidance for obtaining an airworthiness approval for traffic alert collision avoidance systems (TCAS II). It also provides guidance for certification of a stand-alone Mode S transponder system. This AC includes the TCAS II version 7.0 plus the new version 7.1 and performance standards for the optional functionality of TCAS II hybrid surveillance.

09-25-2009
20-155A AIR-130 Industry Documents To Support Aircraft Lightning Protection Certification

a.   This advisory circular (AC) recognizes several SAE Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARPs) and European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE)documents as acceptable methods for showing compliance with airworthiness regulations.  These industry documents provide guidance on aircraft lightning environment and test waveforms, aircraft lightning zoning, aircraft lightning test methods, and aircraft lightning direct effects.     

b.   This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation.  It describes an acceptable means, but is not the only means, to help you to obtain certification for lightning protection.

07-16-2013
20-159 AIR-130 Obtaining Design and Production Approval of Airport Moving Map Display Applications Intended for Electronic Flight Bag Systems
This AC will guide you in obtaining a design and production approval inder Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-165, Electronic Map Display Equipment for Graphical Depiction of Aircraft Position, for the software used to provide an airport moving map display(AMMD) intended for use on a Class 2 electronic flight bag (EFB).
04-30-2007
20-161 AIR-130 Aircraft Onboard Weight and Balance Systems
This Advisory Circular (AC)gives manufacturers and installers an acceptable means of compliance to meet the installation, operation, and airworthiness requirements for aircraft onboard weight and balance systems (OBWBS)
04-11-2008
20-164 AIR-130 Designing and Demonstrating Aircraft Tolerance to Portable Electronic Devices

This advisory circular (AC) identifies RTCA, Inc., document DO-307, Aircraft Design and Certification for Portable Electronic Device (PED) Tolerance, dated October 11, 2007, and RTCA/DO-307, Change 1, dated December 16, 2008, as an acceptable means for designing and demonstrating aircraft tolerance to potential electromagnetic interference from portable electronic devices (PEDs).

 
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. In it, we describe an acceptable means, though not the only means, to demonstrate aircraft tolerance to PEDs

 

03-15-2010
20-165A AIR-130 Airworthiness Approval of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) 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.

11-07-2012
20-167 AIR-130 Airworthiness Approval of Enhanced Vision System, Synthetic Vision System, Combined Vision System, and Enhanced Flight Vision System Equipment

 

a.      In this advisory circular (AC), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides guidance on airworthiness approval of enhanced vision system (EVS), synthetic vision system (SVS), combined vision system (CVS), and enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) equipment installation.

 
b.       This AC provides specific system performance guidance on enhanced and synthetic vision systems and equipment. Other existing ACs address flight guidance symbology, head-up displays (HUD) and visual display characteristics (for example, AC 25-11A, Electronic Flight Deck Displays, and AC 25.1329-1B, Approval of Flight Guidance Systems). For a complete listing of related regulations and guidance, refer to appendix 9.  This AC complements existing guidance. 
 
 c .  In this AC, terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) refers to a system used for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS) refers to a system used for rotorcraft. 
 
       d.    This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to install enhanced and synthetic vision technologies. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in all aspects. 
06-22-2010
20-173 AIR-130 Installation of Electronic Flight Bag Components

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance material on the installation of electronic flight bag (EFB) components including aircraft connectivity provisions.  In it, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) describes certification considerations for individual EFB components and for installing EFB aircraft connectivity provisions by addressing the principal elements, or “components,” which comprise a typical EFB device or system. 

This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 23, 25, 27, or 29.  This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation.  However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it entirely.  The term “must” is used to indicate mandatory requirements when following the guidance in this AC.  The terms “should” and “recommend” are used when following the guidance is recommended but not required to comply with this AC. 

09-27-2011
20-181 AIR-130 Airworthiness Approval of Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) Equipment

This advisory circular (AC) supplements existing airworthiness approval guidance for attitude heading reference system (AHRS) articles approved under technical standard order (TSO)?C201, Attitude Heading Reference System, or later revisions.  TSO-C201 includes performance standards for non-gimbaled attitude, heading, and turn and slip systems. 

04-07-2014
20-30B AIR-120 Aircraft Position Light and Anticollision Light Installations
Sets forth acceptable means, but not the only means, of showing compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) applicable to installed position lights and anti-collision lights.
07-20-1981
20-41A AIR-120 Substitute Technical Standard Order (TSO) Aircraft Equipment
Sets forth an acceptable means for complying with rules governing aircraft equipment installations in cases involving the substitution of technical standard order equipment for functionally similar TSO approved equipment.
04-05-1977
20-42D AIR-120 Hand Fire Extinguishers for Use in Aircraft

This advisory circular (AC) gives you guidance for the fire-fighting effectiveness, selection and safe-use of hand fire extinguishers in airplanes and rotorcraft. In it we will also show you how to gain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of hand fire extinguishers for aircraft.

01-14-2011
20-56A AIR-120 Marking of TSO-C72b Individual Flotation Devices
Outlines acceptable methods for marking individual flotation devices which also serve as seat cushions
04-01-1975
20-67B AIR-120 Airborne VHF Communication Equipment Installations 01-16-1986
20-69 AIR-120 Conspicuity of Aircraft Instrument Malfunction Indicators
Provides design guidance information on methods of improving conspicuity of malfunction indication devices.
05-14-1970
20-71 AIR-120 Dual Locking Devices on Fasteners
Provides guidance and acceptable means, not the sole means, by which compliance may be shown with the requirements for dual locking devices on removable fasteners installed in rotorcraft and transport category airplanes.
12-08-1970
20-73A AIR-120 Aircraft Ice Protection
Provides information relating to the substantiation of ice protection systems on aircraft.
08-16-2006
20-74 AIR-120 Aircraft Position and Anticollision Light Measurements
Contains useful information concerning measurements for intensity, covering, and color of aircraft position and anti-collision lights.
07-29-1971
20-100 AIR-120 General Guidelines for Measuring Fire-Extinguishing Agent Concentrations in Powerplant Compartments
Describes the installation and use of a model GA-2A fire extinguisher agent concentration recorder in determining the distribution and concentration of fire-extinguishing agents when discharged in an aircraft powerplant compartment.
09-21-1977
20-104 AIR-120 Revised Powerplant Engineering Report No. 3A Standard Fire Test Apparatus and Procedure (for Flexible Hose Assemblies)
Announces the availability of the subject report.
07-19-1978
20-115C AIR-120 Airborne Software Assurance

a. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, for showing compliance with the applicable airworthiness regulations for the software aspects of airborne systems and equipment certification. This AC is not mandatory and is not a regulation. Other ACs may describe alternate means.

b. We, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), wrote this AC to recognize the following RTCA, Inc. documents (RTCA DO):

 (1) RTCA DO-178C, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, dated December 13, 2011.

(2) RTCA DO-330, Software Tool Qualification Considerations, dated December 13, 2011.

(3) RTCA DO-331, Model-Based Development and Verification Supplement to DO­178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011.

(4) RTCA DO-332, Object-Oriented Technology and Related Techniques Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011.

(5) RTCA DO-333, Formal Methods Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011.

Note: RTCA DO is hereafter referred to as DO.

c. References to use of DO-178C in this AC include use of supplements and DO-330 as applicable.

d. This AC also establishes guidance for transitioning to DO-178C when making modifications to software previously approved using DO-178, DO-178A, or DO-178B.

07/19/2013 AC 20-115C

 

e. This AC also explains the use of DO-178C for Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations.

f. This AC does not obligate the FAA to approve any data or perform any activities as specified within the referenced RTCA documents.

 

g. If you use the means in this AC as a means of compliance, you must follow it entirely.

07-19-2013
20-119 AIR-120 Fuel Drain Valves
Provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with the requirements of the FARs for positive locking of fuel drain valves in the closed position.
02-07-1983
20-134 AIR-120 Test Procedures for Maximum Allowable Airspeed Indicators
Provides guidance concerning test procedures which may be used in showing compliance with the standards in technical standards orders C 46a.
02-14-1990
20-157 AIR-120 How to Prepare Reliability Assessment Plans for Aircraft Systems and Equipment
This AC shows you how to develop and use a reliability assessment plan. An assessment plan documents the controlled, repeatable processes for assessing the reliability of aircraft and engine electronic and electrical systems, including their electromechanical elements and equipment
01-19-2007
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