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Document Title: AC 119-2A, Operational Use of Radio Frequency Identification Systems Onboard Aircraft
Summary: This AC provides aircraft operator guidance on the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) devices and systems in operational and maintenance environments as an alternative means of performing specific maintenance and inspection tasks in accordance with 14 CFR parts 43, 91, 121, 125, 129, and 135. This AC limits its scope to aircraft RFID applications, where RFID tags are installed directly on aircraft, parts, and components to verify identification, serviceability status, or presence.
References: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
  • Part 43, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
  • 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 129, Operations: Foreign Air Carriers and Foreign Operators of U.S.-Registered Aircraft Engaged in Common Carriage
  • Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft
AC 120-78, Electronic Signatures, Electronic Recordkeeping, and Electronic Manuals.
Document for Download: Draft Document (PDF)
Draft Document Comment Grid (MS Word)
Comments Due: March 25, 2019
How to Comment: Deliver comments by mail or hand to:

Federal Aviation Administration
Emily Rogers
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024


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