FAA Approval of Electrical Firing Cartridge Components in an Aircraft Fire Extinguishing or Suppression System
This advisory circular (AC) provides acceptable means for showing compliance with the requirements of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 23.1301, amendment 23-62 or earlier, 25.1301, 27.1301, and 29.1301 (herein, collectively, 2X.1301), Function and installation, with regard to fire extinguishing or suppression systems that contain electrical firing cartridge components.
Airworthiness Approval of Installed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags and Sensors
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.
Certification of Propellers
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and describes acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with provisions of the requirements of part 35 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 35).
|187-1M||AFS-50||Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the United States This AC transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service (FS) aviation safety inspectors (ASI) outside the United States. Rulemaking action to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 187, Docket No. 27809, and Notice 94-24, Fees for Certification Services and Approvals Performed Outside the United States, established the methodology for determining these charges. The rulemaking established that the FAA would publish these fees in an AC.||09-26-2018|
|135-44||AFS-300||Part 135 Operator Aircraft Configuration Inspection This AC provides information concerning the placement of aircraft into service for Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135 commuter and on demand operations. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to demonstrate the aircraft to be operated is configured to the operational requirements of part 135. The terms “should” and “recommend” are used when following the guidance is recommended but not required to comply with this AC.||09-25-2018|
Protection of Aircraft Fuel Systems Against Vapor Ignition Caused by Lightning
This advisory circular (AC) provides applicants with guidance for obtaining Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of compliance pursuant to title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 23.954, 27.954, and 29.954, Fuel system lightning protection. This AC recommends how to protect an aircraft’s fuel system from lightning strikes that may ignite fuel vapors.
For guidance on compliance pursuant to 14 CFR 25.954, Fuel system lightning protection, for transport category airplanes, see AC 25.954-1, Transport Airplane Fuel System Lightning Protection, dated September 6, 2018 (83 FR 47548, September 20, 2018).
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to obtain certification for fuel system lightning protection. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in all important respects. The term “must” is used to indicate mandatory requirements when following the guidance in this AC. The term “should” is used when following the guidance as recommended, but not required to comply with this
Transport Airplane Fuel System Lightning Protection
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for showing compliance with the airworthiness regulations for transport category airplanes regarding lightning protection of fuel tanks and systems. These lightning protection requirements apply to normal conditions and possible failures of fuel tank structure and systems that could lead to fuel tank explosions. This AC also provides guidance for developing critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCLs) and Airworthiness Limitations required to be included in the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) related to lightning protection features of the airplane fuel system.
Fuel Tank Ignition Source Prevention Guidelines
This AC provides guidance for showing compliance with § 25.981, which provides the certification requirements for the prevention of ignition sources, other than lightning, within the fuel tanks of transport category airplanes. (AC 25.954-1 addresses ignition sources due to lightning.) This AC includes guidance for prevention of failure conditions created from ignition sources other than lightning. It describes a means of compliance, using circuit protective devices such as an arc fault circuit breaker (AFCB) or ground fault interrupter (GFI), to provide fail-safe features that have been accepted as showing compliance with § 25.981.
Public Aircraft Operations—Manned and Unmanned
This AC provides information to assist in determining whether government-owned or government-contracted manned and unmanned aircraft operations conducted within the territory of the United States are public or civil aircraft operations under the statutory definition of “public aircraft” in Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) §§ 40102(a)(41) and 40125 (the statute). Additionally, this AC contains Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy pertaining to civil aircraft operators that provide contract support to government entities. The intent of this material is to better define the responsibilities of the parties to these contracts. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. Nothing in this AC changes the legal requirement for public aircraft operators to comply with the statute.
Eligibility, Quality, & Identification of Aeronautical Replacement Parts
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance for use in determining the quality, eligibility and traceability of aeronautical parts and materials intended for installation on U.S. type-certificated (TC) products and articles, and to enable compliance with the applicable regulations.
|61-83J||AFS-800||Nationally Scheduled, FAA-Approved, Industry-Conducted Flight Instructor Refresher Course This AC provides guidance and recommendations for the preparation and approval of training course outlines (TCO) for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved, industry-conducted flight instructor refresher courses (FIRC) in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.197(a)(2)(iii). In so doing, this AC clarifies TCO development standards, training standards, and testing standards, and provides recommendations to assist applicants to meet and adhere to these standards.||09-13-2018|
|61-136B||AFS-800||FAA Approval of Aviation Training Devices and Their Use for Training and Experience This AC provides information and guidance for Aviation Training Device (ATD) manufacturers seeking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of a basic aviation training device (BATD) or advanced aviation training device (AATD) under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.4(c). This AC also provides information and guidance for those persons who intend to use a BATD or AATD for activities involving pilot training and experience, other than for practical tests, aircraft-type-specific training, or an aircraft type rating. This AC contains specific procedures regarding the evaluation, approval, and use of an ATD under 14 CFR parts 61 and 141. The criteria specified in this AC are used by the FAA to determine whether an ATD is qualified for approval as a BATD or an AATD. These guidelines have developed from extensive FAA and industry experience in determining methods of compliance with the pertinent 14 CFR regulations. Applicable regulations are noted only for reference. This AC does not change regulatory requirements; therefore, the provisions of the current regulation always control. This AC applies only to the evaluation and use of BATDs and AATDs. This notice does not apply to full flight simulators (FFS) and flight training devices (FTD) that are regulated under 14 CFR part 60.||09-12-2018|
|43-4B||AFS-300||Corrosion Control for Aircraft This advisory circular (AC) is a summary of the current available data regarding identification and treatment of corrosive attack on aircraft structures and engine materials. Corrosion inspection frequency, corrosion identification, and especially corrosion treatment continues to be the responsibility of the operator. These inspections should be accomplished per this AC, the manufacturer’s recommendations, or the operator’s own maintenance program. The procedures in this AC are an acceptable means, but not the only acceptable means, of corrosion treatment. The information in this AC is applicable to aircraft for which the manufacturer has not published corrosion control information. Where the airframe or engine manufacturer has published a recommended corrosion inspection schedule and treatment program, the applicable program must take precedence over the recommendation of this AC.||09-11-2018|
Assignment of Aircraft Call Signs and Associated Telephonies
This Advisory Circular (AC) describes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Organization (ATO) requirements and procedures for the assignment and authorization for use of aircraft call signs in the National Airspace System (NAS), specifically, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) three-letter designators (3LD), U.S. special designators, and local designators, and their associated telephonies. Guidance is provided to aircraft operators for requesting call signs and explains the assignment and the authorization process for their use domestically within the NAS and internationally.
This AC provides guidance to assist operators in planning, designing, and constructing seaplane bases and associated facilities.
Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for pilot and instructor applicants, pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and examiners on the certification standards, knowledge test procedures, and other requirements in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.
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|
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|
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.
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)
|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|
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):
|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|