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Number Title Status Office Date
91-91 Maintaining Public Aircraft

This AC is intended to provide guidance for developing maintenance and inspection programs for aircraft operated as public aircraft.

Active AFS-300 2016-10-19
91-90 Part 91 Approved Inspection Programs

This advisory circular (AC) prescribes the procedures to develop and submit aircraft owner- and operator-specific inspection programs in accordance with an inspection program selected under the provisions of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.409(f)(4), and satisfies the requirements of § 91.409(g) for review and approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Active AFS-300 2017-04-05
91-59A Inspection and Care of General Aviation Aircraft Exhaust Systems - Change 1

This advisory circular (AC) emphasizes the safety hazards of poorly maintained aircraft exhaust systems (reciprocating powerplants) and highlights points at which exhaust system failures occur.

Active AFS-300 2007-07-23
91-44A Operational and Maintenance Practices for Emergency Locator Transmitters and Receivers - Change 1

Combines and updates material in several Advisory Circulars on the subject of emergency locator transmitters (ELT) receivers for airborne service.

Active AFS-300 1980-12-12
91-55A Reduction of Electrical System Failures Following Aircraft Engine Starting

This AC is to warn general aviation aircraft owners/pilots and maintenance personnel of possible total electrical
system failure following aircraft engine starting.

Active AFS-300 2023-10-11
91.21-1D 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.

Active AFS-300 2017-10-27
43-211A Recommended Alternative Inspection Schedule for Daher (Socata) TBM Series Aircraft

If aircraft owners/operators and maintenance providersinspect aircraft under a progressive inspection program, this AC will help ensure they comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.409. While this AC provides one way of addressing progressive inspections of TBM Series aircraft, it may not be the only way.

Active AFS-300 2016-01-29
00-65A Towbar and Towbarless Movement of Aircraft

This AC provides guidance for towbar and towbarless movement of aircraft and applies to all operators under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 91, 91 subpart K (part 91K), 121, 125, 129, and 135. The term “certificate holder (CH)” will be used throughout this document to represent “operators,” “air carriers,” and their agents.

Active AFS-300 2023-08-11
120-124 Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) Training Program

This AC explains the scope and detail the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects of a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) Training Program and offers a means (but not the only means) of compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.1433; part 121, § 121.375; and part 135, § 135.433, the regulations requiring maintenance and preventive maintenance training programs.

Active AFS-300 2023-10-24
20-109B Service Difficulty Reporting System (Air Operator/Air Agency/General Aviation/Unmanned Aircraft Systems)

This AC describes methods the Administrator prescribes per Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.1415; part 125, § 125.409; and part 135, § 135.415; and accepts per part 121, § 121.703 and part 145, § 145.221 for reporting in-service product and article failures, malfunctions, and defects.

Active AFS-300 2023-11-01
120-97A Incorporation of Fuel Tank System Instructions for Continued Airworthiness into Operator Maintenance or Inspection Programs (Including Change 1)

Additionally, the EAPAS/FTS rule redesignates (replaces) Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.410(b); part 121, § 121.370(b); part 125, § 125.248(b); and part 129, § 129.32(b) of the FTS rule.

Active AFS-300 2012-05-25
119-2A 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 a means of identifying or scheduling 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.

Active AFS-300 2021-08-23
20-186A Airworthiness and Operational Approval of Cockpit Voice Recorder Systems

Specifically, when followed in its entirety, it provides an acceptable means for complying with the airworthiness regulations contained in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 23, 25, 27, 29, 91, 121, 125, 129, and 135 when installing CVR systems in airplanes and rotorcraft.

Active AFS-300 2024-05-06
43-214A Repairs and Alterations to Composite and Bonded Aircraft Structure

This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance concerning an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 43, 91, 121, 125, 129 (U.S.-registered airplanes), 133, 135, 137, and 145 regarding procedures and facilities for repairs and alterations of structures consisting of adhesively-bonded (including metal bond) and fiber-reinforced materials (e.g., carbon, aramid, and glass-reinforced polymeric materials mentioned in the current edition of AC 20-107, Composite Aircraft Structure).

Active AFS-300 2016-07-23