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.
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.
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.
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).
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marking of TSO-C72b Individual Flotation Devices
Outlines acceptable methods for marking individual flotation devices which also serve as seat cushions
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Conspicuity of Aircraft Instrument Malfunction Indicators
Provides design guidance information on methods of improving conspicuity of malfunction indication devices.
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.
Aircraft Ice Protection
Provides information relating to the substantiation of ice protection systems on aircraft.
Aircraft Position and Anticollision Light Measurements
Contains useful information concerning measurements for intensity, covering, and color of aircraft position and anti-collision lights.
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.
Revised Powerplant Engineering Report No. 3A Standard Fire Test Apparatus and Procedure (for Flexible Hose Assemblies)
Announces the availability of the subject report.
Airworthiness and Operational Approval of Airborne Systems to be used in Lieu of a Ground Proximity Warning System(s) (GPWS)
Provides information and guidance regarding airworthiness and operational approval of airborne equipment/systems in accordance with FAR 135.153(b) and (c).
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.
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.
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
Certification Guidance for Installation of Non-Essential, Non-Required Aircraft Cabin Systems & Equipment (CS&E)
This AC provides the primary certification guidance on how to meet the airworthiness requirements for installation of non-essential, non-required aircraft cabin systems & equipment (CS&E). We incorporate in this AC the guidance in RTCA, Inc. document RTCA/DO-313, Certification Guidance for Installation of Non-Essential, Non-Required Aircraft Cabin Systems & Equipment, dated October 2, 2008. We also clarify certain guidance in RTCA/DO-313. (See paragraph 6.)
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. In it we describe a means, though it is not the only means, for manufacturers and installers to show their equipment design and installation performs its intended function. If you use the means described in this AC, however, you should follow it in all respects.