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Number Title Status Office Date
120-92D Safety Management Systems for Aviation Service Providers

This advisory circular (AC) provides information on implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) based on Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 5 for aviation service providers operating or applying for a certificate or Letter of Authorization (LOA) to operate under 14 CFR part 91, § 91.147 or part 121 or 135. This AC may also be used by aviation organizations interested in receiving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acknowledgement of their voluntary development and implementation of an SMS that meets part 5 requirements.

Active AFS-900 2024-05-21
120-91A Airport Obstacle Analysis

This AC describes acceptable methods and guidelines for developing takeoff and initial climbout airport obstacle analyses andin-flight procedures to comply with the intent of the regulatory requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, §§ 121.177 and 121.189; part 135, §§ 135.367, 135.379, and 135.398; and other associated one-engine-inoperative (OEI) requirements relatingto turbine-engine-powered airplanes operated under parts 121 and 135.

Active AFS-400 2020-01-13
120-74B Parts 91, 121, 125, and 135 Flightcrew Procedures During Taxi Operations

It is intended for use by persons operating aircraft with two or more pilots on the flight deck under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 91, 121, 125, and 135. The FAA recommends that these guidelines become an integral part of all SOPs, flight operations manuals (FOM), and formal flightcrew member training programs.

Active AFS-200 2012-07-30
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
120-27F 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
120-80B Firefighting of General and High-Energy In-Flight Fires

This AC is applicable to operators conducting operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 91, 91 subpart K (part 91K), 121, 125, and 135. The contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way, and the document is intended only to provide information to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

Active AFS-200 2023-03-16
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
120-68J Pilot Records Database and Pilot Records Improvement Act

In accordance with part 111, all 14 CFR part 119 certificate holders, operators that conduct operations in accordance with a fractional ownership program (fractional ownerships), and air tour operators holding a Letter of Authorization (LOA) issued in accordance with 14 CFR part 91, § 91.147 are required to access the PRD and evaluate the available data for each individual pilot candidate prior to making a hiring decision.

Active AFS-600 2021-06-28
120-76D Authorization for Use of Electronic Flight Bags

It is intended for all operators conducting flight operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91 subpart K (part 91K), 121, 125, or 135 who want to replace required paper information or utilize other select applications as part of EFB functionality.

Active AFS-400 2017-10-27
120-73 Damage Tolerance Assessment of Repairs to Pressurized Fuselages

Provides guidance to operators of certain transport category airplanes operated under 14 CFR Parts 91, 121, 125, and 129. The guidance provides an acceptable means of compliance with the regulations that require incorporating FAA-approved “repair assessment guidelines” into an operator’s FAA-approved maintenance or inspection program.

Active ANM-100 2000-12-14
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