Guidelines for Design Approval of Aircraft Data Communications Systems
The guidance in this advisory circular (AC) provides one acceptable means of
b. supplemental type certificates (STC) involving aircraft data link systems intended to support air traffic services. This AC will standardize these approvals among the aircraft certification offices (ACOs) in their assessment of aircraft data link systems for design approval. c. Organization (ICAO) Annexes and guidance material, RTCA Inc. documents (RTCA DO) and European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment documents (EUROCAE ED). It is based on published safety and performance (SPR) standards and interoperability (INTEROP) standards for data link systems in different types of operating environments. d. guidelines and to outline a means of showing that an aircraft data link system complies with airworthiness requirements. e. with a data link system installed. It identifies specific configurations of aircraft data link systems intended for air traffic services in order to facilitate operational approvals for aircraft that comply with this AC. AC 120-70A, Operational Authorization Process for Use of Data Link Communication System, or latest revision provides guidelines for the operational authorization needed to use the data link capability. Appendix A of this AC provides a list of related documents. Appendix B of this AC contains a list of applicable acronyms.
supplemental type certificates (STC) involving aircraft data link systems intended to support air
traffic services. This AC will standardize these approvals among the aircraft certification offices
(ACOs) in their assessment of aircraft data link systems for design approval.Use the guidance in this AC to gain approval for type certificates (TC) and
Organization (ICAO) Annexes and guidance material, RTCA Inc. documents (RTCA DO) and
European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment documents (EUROCAE ED). It is based
on published safety and performance (SPR) standards and interoperability (INTEROP) standards
for data link systems in different types of operating environments.This AC was developed in consideration of the International Civil Aviation
guidelines and to outline a means of showing that an aircraft data link system complies with
airworthiness requirements.This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It is issued to provide
with a data link system installed. It identifies specific configurations of aircraft data link systems
intended for air traffic services in order to facilitate operational approvals for aircraft that comply
with this AC. AC 120-70A, Operational Authorization Process for Use of Data Link
Communication System, or latest revision provides guidelines for the operational authorization
needed to use the data link capability. Appendix A of this AC provides a list of related
documents. Appendix B of this AC contains a list of applicable acronyms.This AC provides airworthiness requirements for the type design approval of aircraft
compliance, but not the only means, for type design approval of aircraft that have a data link
Guidelines on the Marking of Aircraft
Provides revised guidelines on the marking of aircraft powerplant instruments and electronic displays (cathode ray tubes, etc.). These guidelines offer acceptable, but not exclusive, methods of compliance with the powerplant instrument color marking requirements.
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.
Hazards Following Ground Deicing and Ground Operations in Conditions Conducive to Aircraft Icing
Provides information on the identified hazards associated with ground deicing and ground operations in conditions conducive to aircraft icing.
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
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.
Installation, Inspection, and Maintenance of Controls for General Aviation Reciprocating Aircraft Engines
Provides guidance regarding the inspection, maintenance, and installation of engine controls with emphasis on the airframe portion of these systems. It provides a supplement to, but does not replace, the procedures in the manufacturers’ maintenance manuals. Where the content of the AC differs from, or conflicts with the manufacturers’ maintenance manual, instructions contained in the manufacturers’ manual take precedence over the guidelines provide in this AC.
Integrated Modular Avionics Development. Verification, Integration and Approval using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153
This advisory circular (AC) shows you how to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness approval for the development, verification, and integration of an integrated modular avionics (IMA) system for installation into an aircraft or engine. We cite RTCA, Inc. document RTCA/DO-297, Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations, dated November 8, 2005 and supplement it with this text. This AC also provides guidance on how to show compliance with Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C153, Integrated Modular Avionics Hardware Elements.
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. In it, we describe an acceptable means, though it is not the only means, to obtain FAA approval of IMA systems.
This AC uses the terminology “should” when discussing compliance to the AC itself, as the AC represents one, but not the only, method of complying with the regulations. This AC uses the term “must” when discussing compliance to the regulations, as compliance to a regulation is not optional. In these cases, the AC text supplies, in square brackets, a reference to the specific rule(s) being discussed.
Issue Paper Process
a. This advisory circular (AC) provides information on the use of issue papers and gives you guidance on your role in describing and tracking the resolution of significant technical, regulatory, and administrative issues derived from the issue paper process. This document provides guidance to you relative to FAA Order 8110.112, Standardized Procedures for Usage of Issue Papers and Development of Equivalent Levels of Safety Memorandums.
b. This AC is not mandatory and is not a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). However, if you choose to use the means described in this AC follow it in its entirety.
Maintenance Inspection Notes for Boeing
Provides maintenance inspection notes which can be used for the maintenance support program for certain structural parts of the B-707/720 series aircraft.
Maintenance Inspection Notes for McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Series Aircraft
Provides maintenance inspection notes which can be used for the maintenance support program for certain structural parts of the DC-8 series aircraft.
Manufacturers' Service Documents
Suggests acceptable methods by which product manufacturers may indicate FAA approval of recommended actions prescribed in manufacturers’ service documents.
Marking Aircraft Fuel Filler Openings with Color Coded Decals
Discusses the conditions under which color coded decals may be used to comply with the requirements in FAR Parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 for marking fuel filler openings.
Marking of TSO-C72b Individual Flotation Devices
Outlines acceptable methods for marking individual flotation devices which also serve as seat cushions
Measurement of Cabin Interior Emergency Illumination in Transport Airplanes
Outlines acceptable methods, but not the only methods, for measuring cabin interior emergency illumination on transport airplanes, and provides information as to suitable measuring instruments.
Methodology for Dynamic Seat Certification by Analysis for Use in Part 23, 25, 27, and 29 Airplanes and Rotorcraft
This advisory circular (AC) sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, for demonstrating compliance to the following by computer modeling analysis techniques validated by dynamic tests: • Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 23, 25, 27, and 29, §§ 23.562, 25.562, 27.562, and 29.562. • The Technical Standard Order (TSO) associated with the above regulations, TSO-C127/C127a.
Nondirectional Beacon Frequency Congestion
Recommends several actions that the user can take to alleviate problems of frequency congestion in the 190-535 kHz frequency range.
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).
Onboard Recording of Controller Pilot Data Link Communication in Crash Survivable Memory
The AC offers one way to achieve an acceptable level of performance for an aircraft recording system when a controller-pilot data communication capability is installed. We wrote this AC for aircraft equipment installers and type certificate applicants to identify design approval requirements for data link communication recording equipment.
Pilot Precautions and Procedures to be taken in Preventing Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Induction System and Fuel System Icing Problems
Provides information pertaining to aircraft engine induction system icing and the use of fuel additives to reduce the hazards of aircraft operation that may result from the presence of water and ice in aviation gasoline and aircraft fuel systems.
Placards for Battery-Excited Alternators Installed in Light Aircraft
Sets forth an acceptable means of complying with placarding rules in Federal Aviation Regulations 23 and 27 with respect to battery excited alternator installations.
Powerplant Installation and Propulsion System Component Fire Protection Test Methods, Standards and Criteria
Provides guidance for use in demonstrating compliance with the powerplant fire protection requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Included in this document are methods for fire testing of materials and components used in the propulsion engines and APU installations, and in areas adjacent to designated fire zones, as well as the rationale for these methods.
Practice Guide for Decontaminating Aircraft
The title is self-explanatory.
Prevention of Retractable Landing Gear Failures
Updates statistical information related to landing accidents involving aircraft with retractable landing gear and suggests procedures to minimize those accidents.
Propeller Vibration and Fatigue
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and describes one method, but not the only method, for demonstrating compliance with §§ 23.907 and 25.907 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) for the evaluation of vibratory stresses on propellers installed on airplanes. This evaluation uses fatigue and structural data obtained in accordance with 14 CFR part 35.