- Airworthiness Approval of Installed Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID) Tags and Sensors
- Date issued
- Office of Primary Responsibility
- AIR-600, Policy and Innovation Division
This advisory circular (AC) provides certification applicants with airworthiness guidance for installing passive, battery-assisted passive (BAP), and active radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and sensors on aviation products and equipment. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means of accomplishing airworthiness approval for the installation of these RFID tags and sensors on aircraft. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you should follow it in all important respects unless alternate means are proposed and accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The term “must” is used to indicate mandatory requirements driven by regulation when following the guidance in this AC. The term “should” is used to indicate that the guidance is recommended, but not required, to comply with this AC.
- AC 20-162B (PDF)