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Document Title: AC 120-FCMT, Pilot Training and Checking (14 CFR Part 121 Subparts N and O Including Appendices E and F)
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides information and practices regarding pilot training and checking under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 subparts N and O, including appendices E and F. It is intended to be used as a resource during the development, implementation, and revision of a certificate holder’s pilot training program. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to manage a certificate holder’s pilot training program.
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 1, Definitions and Abbreviations.
  • Part 60, Flight Simulation Training Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use.
  • Part 61, Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors.
  • Part 63, Certification: Flight Crewmembers Other Than Pilots.
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules, Subpart K, Fractional Ownership Operations.
  • Part 119, Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators.
  • Part 121, Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations, Subpart N, Training Program.
  • Part 121, Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations, Subpart O, Crewmember Qualifications.
  • Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and on Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons on Board Such Aircraft.
  • Part 142, Training Centers.
Comments Due: 02/12/2016
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Document Title: AC 120-76D, Authorization for Use of Electronic Flight Bags
Summary: This revision helps the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensure that guidance regarding Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) policy is harmonized with that of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and other regulatory authorities.
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules.
  • Part 121, Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations.
  • Part 125, Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More; and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft.
  • Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft.
FAA Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Advisory Circular 00-45, Aviation Weather Services
Comments Due: 02/29/2016
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Document Title: AC 43-210A, Standardized Procedures for Requesting Approval of Data for Major Repairs and Major Alterations
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) describes a standardized procedure for requesting approval of technical data associated with major alterations or major repairs for certificated products. This AC also provides information that can help determine if a proposed repair or alteration requires a field approval. Additionally, this AC provides guidance and standardized procedures to follow to obtain a field approval. Finally, this AC introduces and provides instructions for completing the field approval checklist.
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 23, Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes
  • Part 26, Continued Airworthiness and Safety Improvements for Transport Category Airplanes
  • Part 43, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
  • Part 65, Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers
  • 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
  • Part 145, Repair Stations
FAA Order 8300.16, Major Repair and Alteration Data Approval, Chapter 9

FAA Order 3100.15, Organization Designation Authorization Procedures
Comments Due: 02/22/16
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Document Title: AC 135-10B, Approved Aircraft Inspection Program
Summary: This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance that can be used to develop and obtain approval of an Approved Aircraft Inspection Program (AAIP).
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 43, Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration.
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules.
  • Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft
  • Part 145, Repair Stations.
Comments Due: 02/18/2016
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Lauren Vocke
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Document Title: AC 90-48D, Pilots' Role in Collision Avoidance
Summary: In response to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Recommendation A-10-126, Advisory Circular (AC) 90-48C, dated 3/18/83, is being cancelled with AC 90-48D. This update reflects current-day operations, National Airspace System structure, and airspace classification references. It includes references to high-volume traffic environments such as air tour operational areas and news media events. It includes updated guidance on aircraft systems and technologies available for traffic advisory information, information on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), and recommended safety equipment for installation on all aircraft.
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules.
  • Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft
FAA AC 120-55C, Air Carrier Operational Approval and Use of TCAS II.
Comments Due: 02/27/2016
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