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Number Title Status Office Date
121-36 Management of Passengers who may be Sensitive to Allergens

Provides guidance regarding air carrier passenger handling procedures for allergen-sensitive people, including the importance of crewmember training in recognizing and responding to medical events that result from allergen exposure.

Active AFS-200 2002-12-31
120-35D Flightcrew Member Line Operational Simulations: Line-Oriented Flight Training, Special Purpose Operational Training, Line Operational Evaluation

This advisory circular (AC) presents guidelines for the design and implementation of Line Operational Simulations (LOS), including Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT), Special Purpose Operational Training (SPOT), and Line Operational Evaluation (LOE) for flightcrew members.

Active AFS-200 2015-03-13
120-61B In-flight Radiation Exposure

This advisory circular (AC) provides basic background information and links to sources of more detailed information that can be used to improve air carrier programs that inform crewmembers about in-flight ionizing radiation exposure.

Active AFS-200 2014-11-21
120-66C Aviation Safety Action Program

This AC provides guidance for establishing an Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). The objective of an ASAP is to encourage employees of air carriers, repair stations, or other entities (collectively referred to as "eligible entities") to voluntarily report safety information that may be critical to identifying potential precursors to accidents.

Active AFS-200 2020-03-31
120-27F 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.

Active AFS-200 2019-05-06
120-121 Safety Risk Management Involving Items in Aircraft Cargo Compartments

This AC provides guidance in performing a safety risk assessment, as part of Safety Risk Management (SRM), associated with the transport of various types of items in the aircraft cargo compartment and the value of considering the inherent hazardous properties of these items.

Active AFS-200 2021-09-01
20-117 Hazards Following Ground Deicing and Ground Operations in Conditions Conducive to Aircraft Icing

Provides information on the identified hazards associated with ground deicing and ground operations in conditions conducive to aircraft icing.

Active AFS-200 1982-12-03
120-100 Basics of Aviation Fatigue

Summarizes the content of the FAA international symposium on fatigue, “Aviation Fatigue Management Symposium: Partnerships for Solutions”, June 17-19, 2008; Describes fundamental concepts of human cognitive fatigue and how it relates to safe Provides information on conditions that contribute to cognitive fatigue; and fatigue and/or mitigate the effects of fatigue.

Active AFS-200 2010-06-07
117-3 Fitness for Duty

This advisory circular (AC) was developed to demonstrate acceptable methods of compliance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 117, § 117.5, Fitness for Duty.

Active AFS-200 2012-10-11
120-87C Use of Child Restraint Systems on Aircraft

This advisory circular (AC) provides information and practices regarding the use of child restraint systems (CRS) on aircraft.

Active AFS-200 2015-09-24
121-39 Air Carrier Pilot Remedial Training and Tracking Program

This advisory circular (AC) presents guidelines for developing and implementing remedial training and tracking of pilots.

Active AFS-200 2014-12-30
120-71B Standard Operating Procedures and Pilot Monitoring Duties for Flight Deck Crewmembers

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and updating of standard operating procedures (SOP), and for pilot monitoring (PM) duties.

Active AFS-200 2017-01-10
135-14B Helicopter Air Ambulance Operations

Helicopters provide a means of transporting people in urgent need of medical assistance. These operations are unique due to the urgent nature of the flight.

Active AFS-200 2015-03-26
120-111 Upset Prevention and Recovery Training - with Change

This advisory circular (AC) describes the recommended training for airplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

Active AFS-200 2015-04-14
120-95A Portable Oxygen Concentrators

This advisory circular (AC) explains Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the use of portable oxygen concentrators (POC) on board aircraft.

Active AFS-200 2016-05-24
120-114 Pilot Training and Checking (14 CFR Part 121 Subparts N and O, including Appendices E and F)

This advisory circular (AC) provides information regarding pilot training and checking under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 subparts N and O, including part 121 appendices E and F.

Active AFS-200 2016-09-29
121-43 Mentoring Training for Pilots in Command

This AC presents guidelines for developing and implementing mentoring training for pilots in command (PIC).

Active AFS-200 2020-03-03
120-123 Flightpath Management

This AC provides guidance and recommended practices to operators under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 121 and 135, as well as part 142 training centers, in developing operational policies, procedures, and training to support effective flightpath management (FPM).

Active AFS-200 2022-11-21
120-85B Carriage of Cargo

This AC provides operators with recommended procedures for managing cargo operations. Developing and using these comprehensive procedures is key to establishing a safe and efficient cargo operation.

Active AFS-200 2022-01-25
00-58C Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program

This AC provides information and guidance material that a regulated entity (RE) operating under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) may use when voluntarily disclosing to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) apparent violations of those FAA regulations listed in paragraph 2.

Active AFS-200 2024-07-01
120-125 Development and Use of an Operator's MEL, NEF Program, and CDL for Operations Under 14 CFR Parts 91K, 121, 125, and 135

This AC provides clarity on minimum equipment list (MEL), nonessential equipment and furnishings (NEF) program, Configuration Deviation List (CDL), and certain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements regarding the operation of aircraft with inoperative instruments and equipment.

Active AFS-200 2023-11-01
120-59B 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).

Active AFS-200 2018-10-30
142-1 Standardized Curricula Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers

This advisory circular (AC) introduces the standardized curriculum concept for Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135 training provided by 14 CFR part 142 training centers and describes the associated benefits of this voluntary approach.

Active AFS-200 2020-04-27
135-43 Part 135 Second in Command Professional Development Program with Change 1

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).

Active AFS-200 2018-06-28
136-1 Commercial Air Tour Operations Conducted Over National Parks and Tribal Lands

This Advisory Circular (AC) contains information, directions, and procedures for obtaining operating authority for commercial air tour operations over national parks and tribal lands.

Active AFS-200 2002-10-25
120-88A Preventing Injuries Caused by Turbulence

This AC provides information and practices that can be used to prevent injuries caused by turbulence.

Active AFS-200 2006-01-19
120-96A Operations Control Center (OCC) for Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) Operations

This advisory circular (AC) provides information and recommendations to assist helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operators with the development, implementation, and integration of an Operations Control Center (OCC).

Active AFS-200 2016-01-07
120-80B Firefighting of General and High-Energy In-Flight Fires

This AC provides information on the hazards and risks of in-flight fires on transport category aircraft.

Active AFS-200 2023-03-16
00-46F Aviation Safety Reporting Program

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the submission of reports under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Reporting Program (ASRP).

Active AFS-200 2021-04-02
121-35 Management of Passengers during Ground Operations without Cabin Ventilation

Provides guidance regarding air carrier procedures for the use of ventilation and ground based air conditioning on the ground, as well as management of passengers during ground operations with no cabin ventilation.

Active AFS-200 2003-01-16
121-29B Carry-On Baggage

Provides information to the public, certificated air carriers, commercial operators, and airline personnel about FAA-approved carry-on baggage programs.

Active AFS-200 2000-07-24
121.195-1A Operational Landing Distances for Wet Runways; Transport Category Airplanes

This advisory circular {AC) sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of showing compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) § 121.195 (d) pertaining to operational landing distances on wet runways.

Active AFS-200 1990-06-19
120-58 Pilot Guide Large Aircraft Ground Deicing

Contains recommendations for ensuring safe operations of large airplanes during icing conditions and guidelines for the development of adequate procedures for the deicing of large airplanes.

Active AFS-200 1992-09-30
120-101 Part 121 Air Carrier Operational Control - Change 1

This advisory circular (AC) provides aviation safety inspectors (ASI) and air carrier management personnel with information to consider regarding certificate management and internal evaluation of operational control functions.

Active AFS-200 2010-06-28
120-107 Use of Remote On-Ground Ice Detection System

This advisory circular (AC) provides a standard means for a certificate holder to obtain approval for use of a Remote On-Ground Ice Detection System (ROGIDS).

Active AFS-200 2011-01-10
91-73B Parts 91 and 135 Single Pilot, Flight School Procedures During Taxi Operations

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidelines for the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP) for conducting safe aircraft operations during taxiing to avoid causing a runway incursion.

Active AFS-200 2012-07-30
120-109A Stall Prevention and Recovery Training with Change 1

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for training, testing, and checking pilots to ensure correct responses to impending and full stalls.

Active AFS-200 2015-11-24
00-70 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.

Active AFS-200 2018-12-19
120-74B Parts 91, 121, 125, and 135 Flightcrew Procedures During Taxi Operations

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidelines for the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP) for conducting safe aircraft operations during taxiing to avoid causing a runway incursion.

Active AFS-200 2012-07-30
120-112 Use of Liquid Water Equivalent System to Determine Holdover Times or Check Times for Anti-Icing Fluids

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) standard for a Liquid Water Equivalent System (LWES).

Active AFS-200 2015-07-14
135-45 Use of Noncertified Weather Observations in Noncontiguous States

This AC provides information and recommendations to air carriers operating under the authority of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135 and in the noncontiguous States (i.e., Alaska or Hawaii) on the use of noncertified weather information in support of instrument approaches conducted under instrument flight rules (IFR) at airports without destination weather reporting approved by the National Weather Service (NWS) or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Active AFS-200 2020-10-06
125-1A Operations of Large Airplanes Subject to 14 CFR Part 125

This advisory circular (AC) sets forth one means that would be acceptable to the Administrator to assist persons in complying with the requirements of Title 14 of theCode of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 125.

Active AFS-200 2016-09-15
120-49A 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.

Active AFS-200 2018-07-05
120-110A Aircraft Secondary Barriers and Alternate Flightdeck Security Procedures

This AC provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, to achieve effective protection of the flightdeck as required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, § 121.584 by implementing a secondary barrier.

Active AFS-200 2023-06-01
121-42 Leadership and Command Training for Pilots in Command

This AC presents guidelines for developing and implementing leadership and command training for pilots in command (PIC) and second-in-command (SIC) pilots serving in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 operations that require three or more pilots.

Active AFS-200 2020-03-03
121-24D 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.

Active AFS-200 2019-03-05
120-48A Communication and Coordination Between Flightcrew Members and Flight Attendants

This AC provides updated guidance for flight and cabin crews regarding communications during emergency and unusual situations.

Active AFS-200 2020-01-27
65-34A FAA-Approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses

This AC provides standards and guidelines for obtaining approval of 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.

Active AFS-200 2022-02-03
61-138A Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program

This AC provides information and courseware guidelines to authorized providers to aid in the development of a training program which meets the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.156.

Active AFS-200 2023-06-21