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43-6C - Altitude Reporting Equipment and Transponder System Maintenance and Inspection Practices - Including Change 1

Date Issued
September 17, 2012
Responsible Office

 This advisory circular (AC) provides information concerning acceptable methods of testing altimeters, static systems, altitude encoders, and air traffic control (ATC) transponder systems (ATCTS). This guidance also applies to the above articles, but does not include all requirements for testing the article, when part of 1090 megahertz (MHz) Extended Squitter (ES) or Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) systems. Like all advisory material, this AC is not in itself mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It provides a means, but not the only means, of testing at the time of original installation, after performing repairs, or during scheduled recertification. Where indicated, this AC ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Operators may elect to follow an alternative method that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found acceptable.