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Document Title: AC 120-53C, Flight Standardization Board Evaluations
Summary:

This AC describes standard systems, processes, and tests used by the Flight Standardization Board (FSB), managed by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aircraft Evaluation Division (AED), to evaluate aircraft to determine minimum pilot training, checking, and currency; to determine type rating designations; to recommend aircraft type-specific training, and to establish minimum requirements for differences training and related aircraft differences training. It further provides guidance to applicants seeking FSB review.

References:

Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)

  • Part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Articles.
  • Part 23, Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Airplanes.
  • Part 25, Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes.
  • Part 27, Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft.
  • Part 61, Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules.
  • Part 121, Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations.
  • Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft. 

FAA Order 8110.4, Type Certification.
FAA Order 8110.48, How to Establish the Certification Basis for Changed Aeronautical Products.

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Comments Due: May 31, 2024
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Document Title: AC 43-206 CHG 1, Inspection, Prevention, Control, and Repair of Corrosion on Avionics Equipment
Summary:

This AC contains methods, techniques, and practices acceptable to the Administrator for inspection, prevention, control, and repair of corrosion on avionics systems and equipment. The procedures in this AC are an acceptable means, but not the only means, of inspecting, preventing, controlling, and repairing avionics corrosion. This AC is intended to supplement the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) published recommendations, or for use when there are no OEM repair or maintenance instructions. Operators having their own Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved maintenance program may also include the guidance contained in this AC in the development of such programs. The contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way, and the document is intended only to provide information to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

References:

Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)

  • Part 43, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

Military Specifications (MIL-SPEC) MIL-I-46058

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Comments Due: June 7, 2024
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Last updated: Friday, May 10, 2024