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120-73 ANM-100 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. The means of compliance described is intended to provide guidance to supplement the engineering and operational judgment that must form the basis of any compliance findings relative to repair assessments for pressurized fuselages.
12-14-2000
120-44A AFS-203 Air Carrier First Aid Programs
Provides guidance about first aid program resources, subjects, equipment, and pertinent regulations. This revision adds information about blood borne pathogen awareness programs.
06-06-2001
120-29A AFS-400 Criteria for Approval of Category I and Category II Weather Minima for Approach
This AC provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, for obtaining and maintaining approval of CAT I & II Weather Minima including the installation and approval of associated aircraft systems.
08-12-2002
120-77 AFS-300 Maintenance and Alteration Data
This advisory circular (AC) provides one means, but not the only means, of ensuring that the contemplated maintenance, alteration, or continue-in-service condition is in compliance with applicable regulations and existing policy.
10-07-2002
120-78 AFS-300 Acceptance and Use of Electronic Signatures, Electronic Recordkeeping Systems, and Electronic Manuals
This AC provides guidance on the acceptance and use of electronic signatures to satisfy certain operational and maintenance requirements. This AC also provides guidance on the acceptability of electronic recordkeeping systems and electronic maintenance manuals, including inspection procedures manuals, quality, operations manuals, and training manuals required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR).
10-29-2002
120-66B AFS-230 Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)
This AC provides guidance for establishing an air transportation Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). This objective of the ASAP is to encourage air carrier and repair station employees to voluntarily report safety information that may be critical to identifying potential precursors to accidents. Under ASAP, safety issues are not resolved through punishment or discipline.
11-15-2002
120-71A AFS-210 Standard Operating Procedures for Flight Deck Crewmembers.
Presents background, basic concepts and philosophy in respect to SOP. SOP’s are universally recognized as basic to safe aviation operations. Effective crew coordination and crew performance, two central concepts of crew resource management depend upon the crew’s having a shared mental model of each task. That mental model, in turn, is founded on SOP’s. This AC emphasizes that SOP’s must be clear, comprehensive, and readily available in the manuals used by flight deck crewmembers. A comprehensive SOP template is provided.
02-27-2003
120-80 AFS-210 In-Flight Fires
Address a number of issues linked to in-flight fires
01-08-2004
120-51E AFS-210 Crew Resource Management Training
Provides FAA guidance for approval of an Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) under SFAR 58.
01-22-2004
120-81 AFS-200W Whistleblower Protection Program (Air Carrier)
Provides guidance for air carrier employees, air carrier contractor employees, and air carrier subcontractor employees, concerning the joint Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Whistleblower Protection Program.
03-25-2004
120-82 AFS-230 Flight Operational Quality Assurance
Provides guidance on one means, but not necessarily the only means, of developing, implementing, and operating a voluntary Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) program that is acceptable to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
04-12-2004
120-83 AFS-220 Flight Deck Observer Seat and Associated Equipment
Provides guidance for 14 CFR parts 121, 125, and 135 certificate holders for obtaining an FAA finding regarding the operational safety/suitability of the Flight Deck Observer Seat and Associated Equipment.
06-03-2004
120-35C AFS-230 Line Operational Simulations: Line Oriented Flight Training, Special Purpose Operational Training, Line Operational Evaluation
Presents guidelines for the design and implementation of line operational simulations (LOS).
09-27-2004
120-84 AFS-309 Aging Aircraft Inspections and Records Reviews

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance pertaining to aging aircraft inspections and records reviews accomplished to satisfy the requirements of the Aging Aircraft Safety Final Rule. This information represents an acceptable way, but not the only way, for an aging airplane inspection and records review to be conducted. However, if you use the means described in this AC, you must follow it in all important aspects.

 

Change 1 dated 01/15/2009

10-22-2004
120-60B AFS-220 Ground Deicing and Anti-icing Program
Provides one means, but not the only means, for obtaining approval of a Ground Deicing and Anti-icing Program, and for ensuring compliance with FAR Section 121.629.
12-20-2004
120-27E AFS-200/AFS-300 Aircraft Weight and Balance Control
Provides one means, but not the only means, for obtaining approval of a weight and balance control system. It provides guidance to certificate holders that are required to have an approved weight and balance program by Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 121 or choose to have an approved program under 14 CFR Part 135.
06-10-2005
120-85 AFS-300 Air Cargo Operations
Provides air carriers with recommended procedures for managing air carrier cargo operations.
06-20-2005
120-89 AFS-220 Ground Deicing Using Infrared Energy
Provides guidelines and recommendation for deicing aircraft with infrared technology. Also provides means for obtaining approval for the use & inclusion of infrared technology in an operators deicing program.
12-13-2005
120-88A AFS-200 Preventing Injuries Caused by Turbulence
CHANGE 1 (11-19-2007)
01-19-2006
120-59A AFS-230 Air Carrier Internal Evaluation Programs
Provides information and guidance material that may be used by air carrier certificate holders, operating under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 121 and 135, to design or develop an Internal Evaluation Program. The procedures and practices outlined in this (AC can be applied to maintenance, flight operations, and security aspects of an air carrier’s organization. Internal evaluation guidance for certificate holders other than those operating under FAR Pars 121 and 135 may be issued separately in the future.
04-17-2006
120-90 AFS-230 Line Operations Safety Audits
Provides the rationale and procedure for conducting an Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) at an airline.
04-27-2006
120-91 AFS-400 Airport Obstacle Analysis
Describes acceptable methods and guidelines for developing takeoff and initial climb-out airport obstacle analyses and in-flight procedures to comply with the intent of the regulatory requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 121,§§ 121.177, 121.189, and part 135, §§ 135.367, 135.379 and powered airplanes operated under parts 121 and 135
05-05-2006
120-54A AFS-230 Advanced Qualification Program
Provides FAA guidance for approval of an Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) under SFAR 58.
06-23-2006
120-61A AFS-210/AAM-600 In-flight Radiation Exposure
Recommends subject to be covered in air carrier programs designed to: (1) inform crewmembers about radiation exposure and known associated health risks; and (2) assist crewmembers in making informed decisions with regard to their work on commercial air carriers. This AC provides a possible outline of courses but actual subject material should be gathered by the air carriers.
07-06-2006
120-95 AFS-200 Portable Oxygen Concentrators
This advisory circular (AC) summarizes Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Service (AFS) Safety and Enforcement Policy about the use of portable oxygen concentrators (POC) onboard aircraft
10-23-2007
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