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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
20-24D AIR-20 Approval of Propulsion Fuels, Additives, and Lubricating Oils

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance applicable to adding fuels and oils as engine, aircraft, or auxiliary power unit (APU) operating limitations. It also provides guidance on fuel and lubricating oil specifications and standards, and on propulsion fuel and/or lubricating oil certification plans. This AC provides acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to approve aircraft, engines, or APUs to operate with specified propulsion fuels and lubricating oils.

06-30-2014
20-27G AIR-200 Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft

This Advisory Circular (AC) provides information about Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, § 21.191(g) for the purpose of operating amateur-built aircraft.

09-30-2009
20-65A AIR-200 U.S. AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATES AND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR OPERATION OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN AIRCRAFT Provides general information and guidance concerning issuance of airworthiness certificates for U.S. registered aircraft, and issuance of special flight authorizations for operation in the United States of foreign aircraft not having standard airworthiness certificates issued by the country of registry. 07-08-2004
20-96 AIR-200 Surplus Military Aircraft: A Briefing for Prospective Buyers Provides many answers to questions regarding the purchasing of surplus military aircraft (type certification, is the aircraft flyable, is it sold for spare parts, scrap?). 12-02-1976
20-18A ANE-100 Qualification Testing of Turbo-jet Engine Thrust Reversers Discusses the requirements for the qualification of thrust reversers and sets forth an acceptable means of compliance with the tests prescribed in Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 33, then run under nonstandard ambient air conditions. 03-16-1966
20-29B ANE-100 Use of Aircraft Fuel Anti-icing Additives Provides information on the use of anti-icing additives PFA-55MB and Mil-I-27686 as an acceptable means of compliance with the FARs that require assurance of continuous fuel flow under conditions where ice may occur in turbine aircraft fuel systems. 01-18-1972
20-66B ANE-111 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.

03-24-2011
20-38A ANM-100 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. 02-08-1966
20-47 ANM-100 Exterior Colored Band around Exits on Transport Airplanes Sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of complying with the requirement for a 2-inch colored band outlining exits required to be openable from the outside on transport airplanes. 02-08-1966
20-99 ANM-100 Antiskid and Associated Systems Provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, of complying with the requirement that anti-skid and associated systems must be designed so that no probable malfunction will result in a hazardous loss of braking or directional control of an airplane. 05-27-1977
20-144 ANM-100 Recommended Method for FAA approval of Aircraft Fire Extinguishing System Components Provides guidance on the various aspects that should be considered in the FAA approval process of fire extinguishing system components manufactured under a Production Certificate (PC), components to be FAA approved under the Part Manufacturer Approval (PMA) process, or design changes to components originally approved by either method. This AC does not constitute a regulation, however, it provides a method, for obtaining approval of aircraft fire extinguishing system components. This is intended to enhance the standardization of all FAA Aircraft Certification Offices (ACO) and Manufacturing Inspection District Offices (MIDO) in the approval process of the critical components of an aircraft fire extinguishing system. 09-22-2000
20-146 ANM-100 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.

05-19-2003
20-88A ANM-110 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. 09-30-1985
20-131A ANM-110 Airworthiness Approval of Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS II) and Mode S Transponders Provides guidance material for the airworthiness and operational approval of Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS II) and Mode S transponders. Like all AC material, this AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. Issued for guidance purpose and to outline a method of compliance with the rules. 03-29-1993
20-60 ANM-110A Accessibility to Excess Emergency Exits Sets forth acceptable means of compliance with the “readily accessible” revisions in the Federal Aviation Regulations dealing with excess emergency exits. 07-18-1968
20-127 ANM-110B Use of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Class H11 Bolts Provides guidance on the use of SAE Class H11 bolts in primary structure on all aircraft, including gliders and manned free balloons, and on aircraft engines and propellers. 07-08-1987
20-124 ANM-112 Water Ingestion Testing for Turbine Powered Airplanes Describes a method of demonstrating compliance with the requirements of the FAR concerning the ingestion of water from the runway/taxiway surface into the airspeed system, the engine, and essential auxiliary power unit air inlet ducts of turbine engine power unit air inlet ducts of turbine engine powered airplanes. 09-30-1985
20-135 ANM-112 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. 02-06-1990
20-128A ANM-114 Design Considerations for Minimizing Hazards caused by Uncontained Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Rotor Failure Sets forth a method of compliance with the requirements of Sections 23.903(b)(1), 25.901(d) and 25.903(d)(1) of the FAR pertaining to design precautions taken to minimize the hazards to an airplane in the event of uncontained engine or auxiliary power unit rotor (compressor and turbine) failure and engine fan blade failures. It is for guidance and to provide a method of compliance that has been found acceptable. 03-25-1997
20-120 ASM-500 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. 06-18-1984
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