Standards for Airport Markings
This AC contains the FAA standards for markings used on airport runways, taxiways, and aprons.
Standards for Airport Sign Systems
This AC contains the FAA standards for the siting and installation of signs on airport runways and taxiways.
Aircraft Weight and Balance Control
This AC provides operators with guidance on how to develop and receive approval for a Weight and Balance (W&B) control program for aircraft and operated under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91 subpart K (part 91K) , and parts 121, 125, and 135.
Avionics Human Factors Considerations for Design and Evaluation
This advisory circular (AC) identifies two reports that provide information in the form of “recommended practices” to increase awareness of human factors and facilitate the identification and resolution of human factors/pilot interface issues during the design and evaluation of avionics. The reports may also be applicable to the design and evaluation of unmanned aircraft control stations. These reports are provided for information only as reference material for the aviation industry. This AC is not intended as guidance or policy for showing or finding compliance for airworthiness certification or operational approval.
Instrument Flight Procedure Service Provider Authorization Guidance for Space-based Instrument Flight Procedures
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for non-FAA Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) developers, hereinafter referred to as “service providers,” to become authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (Flight Standards’ Flight Technologies and Procedures Division) to develop public, space-based IFPs. This version evolves public approach authorization from a specific-named type of approach [Required Navigation Performance (RNP) with Authorization Required (AR)] to a general category (space-based). This enables service providers to develop and maintain public, space-based instrument flight procedures and other future capabilities.
Instrument Flight Procedure Validation (IFPV) of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP)
Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment
This AC contains the FAA specification for obstruction lighting equipment.
Passenger Safety Information Briefing and Briefing Cards
This AC provides updated information regarding the items that are required or recommended content in oral passenger safety briefings and on safety information briefing cards. This AC provides specific information about air carrier operations conducted under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 121 and 135.
Authorization of Aircraft and Operators for Flight in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Airspace
This advisory circular (AC) provides airworthiness and operational authorization guidance material for operators, pilots, certificate holders, and/or program managers conducting Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, §§ 91.180 and 91.706 Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) operations. RVSM airspace is any airspace or route between flight level (FL) 290 and FL 410 inclusive where aircraft are separated vertically by 1,000 feet.
Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports
This AC describes the qualifications for wildlife biologists who conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHA) for airports, and it addresses the minimum wildlife hazard management curriculum for the initial and recurrent training of airport personnel who implement Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (WHMPs).
Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports
The standard specifications contained in this advisory circular (AC) relate to materials and methods used for construction on airports. Items covered in this AC include general provisions, earthwork, flexible base courses, rigid base courses, flexible surface courses, rigid pavement, fencing, drainage, turf, and lighting installation.
|00-70||AFS-200||Flightcrew Member Certificate Verification Plan This AC provides information to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) fractional ownership program managers operating under 14 CFR part 91 subpart K (part 91K) and 14 CFR part 119 certificate holders operating under 14 CFR parts 121 and 135, seeking approval of Operations Specification (OpSpec)/Management Specification (MSpec) A063, Flightcrew Member Certificate Verification Plan. An approved certificate verification plan allows part 91K program managers and part 119 certificate holders operating under parts 121 and 135 to provide a temporary verification document to flightcrew members whose airman or medical certificates have been lost, stolen, or destroyed, or are otherwise missing. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to develop a certificate verification plan.||12-19-2018|
|120-17B||AFS-300||Reliability Program Methods—Standards for Determining Time Limitations This publication provides guidance for developing a reliability program, which are your standards for determining time limitations. When accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and after receiving authorization for its use by operations specifications (OpSpecs), your reliability program gives you the authority and the means to adjust your maintenance schedule tasks and intervals without prior approval or acceptance by the FAA. However, these changes are subject to subsequent FAA evaluation for continued acceptability. This autonomous authority granted to operators by the FAA does not relieve the operator or the FAA of their responsibility for the program’s effect on safety, and is not without limitation.||12-19-2018|
|8260-32F||AFS-300||United States Air Force Terminal Instrument Procedures Service This order provides guidance to all personnel in the administration of the Flight Procedures and Airspace Program. It defines responsibilities regarding terminal instrument procedure development and maintenance service provided by the FAA for the USAF at domestic civil airports under Department of Transportation (DOT), FAA, Department of Defense (DoD), and USAF Memorandum of Agreement effective July 7, 1978. This order contains guidance that is pertinent to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, (14 CFR) Part 97, Standard Instrument Procedures.||12-14-2018|
Anticollision Light Maintenance (ACLM)
This AC provides guidance in developing an anticollision light maintenance program. 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.
Anticollision lights are intended to aid in collision avoidance while on the ground and in the air. Certification standards dictate field of coverage, flash characteristics, color, and light intensity. To maximize their effectiveness, they are strategically placed to eliminate lapses in the field of coverage, usually at extremities of the aircraft. These locations tend to place the lights in extreme environmental conditions and subject to lightning strike and ground damage.
Internal Evaluation Programs
This AC provides information and guidance to persons operating under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) who are designing, developing, and implementing an Internal Evaluation Program (IEP). The procedures and practices outlined in this AC can be applied to all operations.
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.