- Powerplant Guide for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes and Airships
- Date issued
- Office of Primary Responsibility
- ACE-100, Small Airplane Directorate
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance about acceptable means, but not the only means of compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 23, subpart E, applicable to the powerplant installation in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes.
This AC consolidates existing policy documents, and certain AC’s that cover specific paragraphs of the regulations, into a single document. Material in this AC is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation. The guidance in this AC has been reviewed for suitability as an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with the Airship Design Criteria (ADC), document FAA-P-8110-2.
This document notes when guidance is considered applicable to the ADC requirements and cross-references the applicable ADC paragraph with the 14 CFR part 23, subpart E paragraph. Applicability of this guidance to airship projects that do not use the ADC, or that are not noted as applicable, must be determined by the certifying office. Wherever there is no written policy or guidance material applicable to a specific paragraph, the phrase, “No specific policy is available as of December 31, 2002,” is used. AC’s and policy memos approved after this date may be included as reference material only.
- AC 23-16A (PDF)
Cancels Number Title Date 23-16 Powerplant Guide for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes Consolidates into a single document existing policy documents applicable to the powerplant installation in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes; and, certain ACs that cover specific paragraphs of the regulations. SN 050-007-01285-3 1999-09-21