Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment
This AC contains the FAA specification for obstruction lighting equipment.
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|
|43-217||AFS-300||Anticollision Light Maintenance (ACLM)||12-12-2018|
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.
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.