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150/5200-38 AAS-300 Protocol for the Conduct and Review of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits, Wildlife Hazard Assessments, and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans

For certificated airports, this Advisory Circular (AC) defines the minimum acceptable standards for the conduct and preparation of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits (Site Visit), Wildlife Hazard Assessments (Assessments) and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (Plans). This AC provides guidelines that discuss whether a Site Visit can be conducted or whether an Assessment must be conducted under Part 139. In the case of airports that are not Part 139 certificated, this AC provides guidelines as to when a Site Visit or Assessment is recommended. The AC further defines and explains continual monitoring programs. This AC also provides checklists to help people evaluate Site Visits, Assessments and Plans.

99-1E AJR-2 Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT) This Advisory Circular (AC) provides the general public with a common use document thatdescribes the Plan for Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT), and its purposefor use by civil aviation. When emergency conditions prompt implementation of ESCAT,flights will be required to comply with any airspace and/or flight restrictions that may beissued in support of National Defense or Homeland Security initiatives. 08-08-2018
150/5360-13A APP-400 Airport Terminal Planning

This AC provides information on the process of planning airport passenger terminal facilities.  It combines and supersedes two previous FAA ACs on this topic: AC 150-5360-13, Planning and Design Guidelines for Airport Terminal Facilities, and AC 150/5360-9, Planning and Design Guidelines for Airport Terminal Facilities at Non-hub Locations. 

This AC does not create new requirements for airport terminal planning. Rather, it consolidates information from two separate ACs and includes updated information on terminal planning.

120-49A AFS-200 Parts 121 and 135 Certification This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and basic information on the certification processes for a Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 121 and 135 Air Carrier or Operating Certificate. 07-05-2018
120-118 AFS-400 Criteria for Approval/Authorization of all Weather Operations for Takeoff, Landing, and Rollout

This advisory circular (AC) provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, for obtaining and maintaining authorization of operations in Category (CAT) I, CAT II, and CAT III landing weather minima and instrument flight rules (IFR) lower-than-standard takeoff minima. This AC does not change, add, or delete regulatory requirements or authorize deviations from regulatory requirements. This AC addresses the operational authorizations formerly published in AC 120-28, Criteria for Approval of Category III Weather Minima for Takeoff, Landing, and Rollout, and AC 120-29, Criteria for Approval of Category I and Category II Weather Minima for Approach, and any subsequent developments.

20-146A AIR-600 Methodology for Dynamic Seat Certification by Analysis for Use in Parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 Airplanes and Rotorcraft

This advisory circular (AC) sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, for demonstrating compliance with title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)
§§ 23.562, 25.562, 27.562, and 29.562, as well as Technical Standard Order (TSO) TSO-C127a, and TSO-C127b. This AC includes guidance for certifying seats by computer modeling analysis techniques that are validated by dynamic tests. This AC defines the acceptable applications, limitations, validation processes, and minimum documentation requirements involved when substantiation by computer modeling is used to support a seat certification program.

135-43 AFS-200 Part 135 Second in Command Professional Development Program This AC provides information and guidelines to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135 air carriers/operators to aid in the development of a Second in Command Professional Development Program (SIC PDP) which meets the requirements of part 135, § 135.99(c). This program allows a pilot employed by the part 135 air carrier/operator and serving as an assigned second in command (SIC) in a multiengine airplane or single-engine, turbine-powered airplane to log SIC flight time during operations that do not require a second pilot. 06-28-2018
20-190 AIR-600 Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility Certification

This advisory circular (AC) identifies SAE Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARP) 60493, Guide to Civil Aircraft electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), dated October 25, 2017, and European Organization For Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) ED-248, Guide to Civil Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), dated January 22, 2018 as recommended practices for showing compliance pursuant to the following Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):

  • § 23.2500
  • §§ 25.1309(a), 25.1309(e), 25.1353(a), and 25.1431(c)
  • §§ 27.1309(a), and Part 27 Appendix B
  • §§ 29.1309(a), 29.1309(g), 29.1353(a), and 29.1431(b)
61-141 AFS-800 Flight Instructors as Certifying Officials for Student Pilot and Remote Pilot Applicants This AC assists flight instructors during their review and acceptance of an application for a Student Pilot Certificate or an application for a Remote Pilot Certificate. This AC applies to submissions of either an Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) or a paper application. 06-25-2018
25-7D AIR-600 Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the flight test evaluation of transport category airplanes. This AC includes flight test methods and procedures to show compliance with the regulations contained in title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 25, subpart B, “Flight,” which address airplane performance and handling characteristics.

This revision, AC 25-7D, clarifies paragraph 23.2.4, Engine Restart Capability—§ 25.903(e); adds paragraph 34.4, Circuit Protective Devices—§ 25.1357; and revises appendix B, Function and Reliability (F&R) Tests, of this AC. This AC has been re-formatted to use a new paragraph numbering system for improved usability.

61-98D AFS-800 Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check

This advisory circular (AC) provides information for certificated pilots and flight instructors to use in complying with the flight review required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.56 and the recent flight experience requirements of § 61.57.

This AC is directed to General Aviation (GA) pilots and flight instructors. This AC does not apply to training programs or proficiency checks conducted pursuant to 14 CFR part 121 or 135, nor to curriculums approved pursuant to 14 CFR part 142. Full flight simulators (FFS) and flight training devices (FTD) may not be used for logging airman experience or for any training, checking, or qualification credit unless qualified and approved by the Administrator (§ 61.4). Additionally, a flight review cannot be accomplished in an FFS or FTD unless it is used in accordance with an approved course conducted by a training center certificated under part 142 (§ 61.56(i)(1)).

90-66B AFS-800 Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations This AC calls attention to regulatory requirements, recommended operations, and communications procedures for operating at an airport without a control tower or an airport with a control tower that operates only part time. It recommends traffic patterns, communications phraseology, and operational procedures for use by aircraft, lighter-than-air aircraft, gliders, parachutes, rotorcraft, and ultralight vehicles. This AC stresses safety as the primary objective in these operations. This AC is related to the right-of-way rules under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 1, § 1.1 (traffic pattern), and part 91, §§ 91.113 and 91.126. 03-13-2018
150/5340-30J AAS-100 Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids

This AC provides guidance and recommendations on the installation of airport visual aids. See the Principal Changes paragraph for a list of major changes to the document since the last version.

90-80C AFS-400 Approval of Offshore Standard Approach Procedures, Airborne Radar Approaches, and Helicopter En Route Descent Areas This AC provides criteria and describes acceptable methods for obtaining approval to use Offshore Standard Approach Procedures (OSAP), Airborne Radar Approaches (ARA), and Helicopter En Route Descent Areas (HEDA) to descend in uncontrolled airspace to an altitude where the pilot can proceed to land using visual references to the surface. This AC provides operational approval information for operators conducting operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 91, 91 subpart K (part 91K), and 135 to support issuance of operations specifications (OpSpec) or letters of authorization (LOA). 12-21-2017
120-117 AAM-800 Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program for Apparent Violations of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations Any employer or contractor regulated under Title 14 ofthe Code ofFederal Regulations (14 CFR) part 120 may voluntarily disclose to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) violations ofthe drug and alcohol testing regulations under the voluntary disclosure reporting program (VDRP) described in this Advisory Circular (AC). This AC provides the information and guidance material an employer or contractor needs in order to voluntarily disclose an apparent violation ofthe drug and alcohol testing regulations listed in paragraph 3 ofthis AC. 12-20-2017
43-216 AFS-300 Software Management During Aircraft Maintenance This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for developing a software management program and showing compliance with applicable regulations related to continued airworthiness when managing aircraft software during maintenance activities. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). However, if you use the means described in this AC to show compliance, you must follow it in all important respects. 12-20-2017
121-40 AXH-1 14 CFR Part 121 and Part 135 Dangerous Goods Transportation Operations

This Advisory Circular (AC) provides certificate holders with recommended contents for a dangerous goods training program and manual designed to guide and manage dangerous goods operations. Developing and using the comprehensive guidance in this document will promote the establishment of a safe and efficient dangerous goods operation. This AC establishes guidance for all part 119 certificate holders operating in accordance with part 121 or part 135 under operations specifications (OpSpec) to carry dangerous goods (Will Carry), prohibiting the transport of dangerous goods (Will Not Carry) and/or authorized to transport passengers and their baggage. Specifically, this AC sets forth suggestions for establishing a comprehensive dangerous goods training program and manual, regardless of the certificate holder’s OpSpec.

Dangerous goods are known to have been involved in, and the cause of, incidents and accidents associated with air transportation. A certificate holder’s dangerous goods program constitutes the foundation for safely transporting dangerous goods by air. This AC provides guidance on designing and implementing a dangerous goods program to include managing the risks entering the aviation system from declared and undeclared dangerous goods. Passengers and shippers of cargo routinely introduce hazards associated with dangerous goods into the air transport system, often unknowingly. This includes dangerous goods associated with baggage, cargo, and COMAT. Improperly prepared and mismanaged dangerous goods can increase the risks to passengers, crew, aircraft, property, and environment. The hazards posed by these materials are often varied and difficult to specifically identify. Therefore, the risks are best addressed by individual certificate holders within the context of their own systems. This AC is not mandatory, and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of complying with applicable regulations to manage dangerous goods operations.

150/5370-2G AAS-100 Operational Safety on Airports During Construction

This AC sets forth guidelines for operational safety on airports during construction. This version adds notification about impacts to both airport-owned and FAA-owned NAVAIDs; adds guidance for the use of orange construction signs (including a new appendix on the placement of these signs); discusses open trenches or excavations in the taxiway safety area while the taxiway is open to aircraft operations, subject to restrictions; enhances guidance for temporary shortened runways and displaced thresholds; and improves figures.

150/5360-14A AAS-100 Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities

This AC assist airports in complying with the laws and regulations regarding individuals with disabilities by: (1) identifying the relevant statutes and regulations affecting airports; (2) presenting the main features of each of the statutes and regulations; and (3) listing sources of assistance or additional information.  It presents and reconciles the Federal accessibility regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA) as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (RA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, as amended (ABA) which affect the architectural or program accessibility of airports in the U. S. transportation system and employment opportunities at these airports for individuals with disabilities.

This update adds the requirements and recommendations for Service Animal Relief Areas (SARAs) at civil use airports contained in the DOT regulation 14 CFR 382, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel.  SARAs are required for each airport with 10,000 or more enplanements and for civil use airports that receive federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program or Passenger Facility Charges program. 

120-76D AFS-400 Authorization for Use of Electronic Flight Bags This Flight Standards Service AC contains guidance on the operational use of Electronic Flight Bags (EFB). It is intended for all operators conducting flight operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91 subpart K (part 91K), 121, 125, or 135 who want to replace required paper information or utilize other select applications as part of EFB functionality. This AC sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization for the operational use of EFBs utilizing both portable devices or installed equipment evaluated by the operator as their means to display operating information with an equivalent level of accessibility, usability, and reliability to the means they replace. This AC will assist operators in starting and managing the required elements of an EFB program as a means to support their authorization for use. In this AC, “installed equipment” indicates equipment or EFB components, which are installation approved under aircraft type design. For guidance on the installation of EFB components, refer to AC 20-173, Installation of Electronic Flight Bag Components. 10-27-2017
120-116 AFS-800 Operations and Airworthiness Considerations for U.S.-Based Leasing Companies Operating U.S.-Registered Large Transport Category Airplanes Which Part 125 Would Apply This advisory circular (AC) provides additional information and guidance for U.S.-based leasing companies conducting operations of large transport category airplanes with a valid U.S. registration certificate that meet Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 125 applicability. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, for U.S.-based leasing companies to operate U.S.-registered large transport category airplanes. However, if you use the means described in the AC, you must follow it in all important respects. 10-27-2017
91.21-1D AFS-300 Use of Portable Electronic Devices Aboard Aircraft This AC provides aircraft owners, operators (i.e., certificate holders), and the flying public with information and guidance to comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, §91.21. Section 91.21 was established because of the potential for portable electronicdevices (PED) to interfere with aircraft navigation or communication systems, and prohibits the operation of PEDs not installed aboard U.S.-registered civil aircraft while operating under instrument flight rules (IFR). Section 91.21 permits the use of specified PEDs and other devices the operator of the aircraft has determined will not interfere with the safe operation of the aircraft. The recommendations contained herein are one means, but not the only means, of complying with § 91.21 requirements pertaining to the operation of PEDs. 10-27-2017
119-2 AFS-300 Operational Use of Radio Frequency Identification Systems Onboard Aircraft 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 Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (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. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to show compliance with installation and operational requirements. However, if operators use the means described in this AC, operators must follow it in all important respects. 10-17-2017
36-4D AEE-100 Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification This advisory circular (AC) is intended to promote uniformity of implementation of part 36 of the noise certification requirements of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 14. It provides (1) guidance to certificating authorities and applicants regarding the intended meaning and stringency of the Standards in part 36 as amended through October 4, 2017 (Amendment 36-31), and (2) the specific procedures that are deemed acceptable in demonstrating compliance with those Standards. 10-12-2017
65-34 AFS-200 FAA-Approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses This advisory circular (AC) provides standards and guidelines for obtaining approval and for operating Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses, which are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 65 subpart C. This AC also provides information that could be useful for individuals seeking FAA certification as an Aircraft Dispatcher. This AC provides an acceptable means of complying with the regulations; however, it is not the only means of compliance. 10-11-2017

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