Water in Aviation Fuels
Alerts the aviation community to the potential hazards of water in aviation fuels. Additionally, it outlines recommended procedures to prevent, detect, and eliminate water in the fuel systems of aircraft.
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.
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.
Use of Manufacturers' Maintenance Manuals
Informs owners and operators about the usefulness of manufacturers’ maintenance manuals for servicing, repairing, and maintaining aircraft, engines and propellers.
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.
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.
Turbojet, Turboprop, and Turbofan Engine Induction System Icing and Ice Ingestion
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, for demonstrating compliance with the applicable engine induction system icing and engine ice ingestion requirements. These requirements are applicable to the Federal Aviation Regulations, parts 23, 25, and 33 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR parts 23, 25, and 33). The primary purpose of this AC is to reduce inconsistencies and eventual surprises to both engine manufacturers and engine installers, when installing a part 33 certified engine in a part 23 or 25 aircraft.
Provides updated information of general use on aircraft tie down techniques and procedures.
The Certification of aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems for Operation in the High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Environment
This advisory circular (AC) will show you how to gain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of your compliance with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) §§ 23.1308, 25.1317, 27.1317, and 29.1317, High-intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) protection. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It describes an acceptable means, but is not the only means, to show you how to gain certification for protection of the operation of electrical and electronic systems on an aircraft when the aircraft is exposed to an external HIRF environment. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in all important respects.
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.
Technical Information Regarding Civil Aeronautics Manuals 1, 3, 4a, 4b, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, and 14
Advises the public that policy information contained in the subject Civil Aeronautics Manuals may be used in conjunction with specific sections of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
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?).
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.
Service Difficulty Program (General Aviation)
Describes the Service Difficulty Program as it applies to general aviation activities. Instructions for completion of the revised FAA Form 8010-4 (10-92), Malfunction or Defect Report, are provided.
Safetying of Turnbuckles on Civil Aircraft
Provides information on turnbuckle safetying methods that have been found acceptable by the FAA during past aircraft type certification programs.
Safety and Interoperability Requirements for Initial Domestic Flight Information Service-Broadcast
This advisory circular (AC) supports the introduction and the use of flight information Service Broadcast (FIS-B) weather and other aeronautical data link products for enhanced situational awareness. It identifies safety and interoperability requirements for continued airworthiness of aircraft FIS-B equipment, systems, and applications. Like all advisory material, this AC offers one way, but it is not the only way, to comply with regulations.
SAE Documents to Support Aircraft Lightning Protection Certification
Provides a means of getting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of aircraft lightning protection.
Revised Powerplant Engineering Report No. 3A Standard Fire Test Apparatus and Procedure (for Flexible Hose Assemblies)
Announces the availability of the subject report.
Reusable Software Components
Supplies one means for developers, integrators and applications to gain FAA acceptance of software.
Recommended Radiation Safety Precautions for Ground Operation of Airborne Weather Radar
Sets forth recommended radiation safety precautions for ground operation of airborne weather radar.
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.
Reciprocating Engine Power-Loss Accident Prevention and Trend Monitoring
Updates statistical information and brings to the attention of aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, and maintenance personnel the circumstances surrounding engine power-loss accidents with recommendations on how those accidents can be prevented.
Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautic, Inc. Document RTCA/DO-178B
Calls attention to RTCA, Inc., (formerly the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) Document RTCA/DO- 178B, “Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification,” issued December 1992. It discusses how the document may be applied with FAA technical standard order (TSO), authorizations, type certification (TC), or supplemental type certification authorization (STC).
RTCA, Inc., Document RTCA/DO-254, Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware
This advisory circular (AC) applies to manufacturers and installers of products or appliances incorporating complex custom micro-coded components with hardware design assurance levels of A, B, and C. These complex custom micro-coded components include application specific integrated circuits (ASIC), programmable logic devices (PLD), field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), or similar electronic components used in the design of aircraft systems and equipment. This AC provides a means (but not the only means) to gain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval by showing the equipment design is appropriate for its intended function. Further, using this AC will help you satisfy airworthiness requirements when these types of electronic components are implemented
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.