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Number Title Status Office Date
120-12A Private Carriage Versus Common Carriage of Persons or Property

Furnishes FAA personal and interested segments of industry with general guidelines for determining whether current or proposed transportation operations by air constitute private or common carriage.

Active AFS-820 1986-04-24
120-43 The Influence of Beards on Oxygen Mask Efficiency

Provides information about the effects of beards on masks in continuous flow and demand oxygen systems.

Active AFS-220 1987-01-27
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
120-90 Line Operations Safety Audits

Provides the rationale and procedure for conducting an Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) at an airline.

Active AFS-230 2006-04-27
120-89 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.

Active AFS-220 2005-12-13
120-29A 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.

Active AFS-400 2002-08-12
120-40B Airplane Simulator Qualification

Provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) regarding the evaluation of and qualification of airplane simulators used in training programs or airmen checking under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Active AFS-205 1991-07-29
120-47 Survival Equipment for use in Overwater Operations

Provides information regarding the survival items that should be carried during aircraft extended overwater operations.

Active AFS-220 1987-06-12
120-45A Airplane Flight Training Device Qualification

Provides an acceptable means of ensuring compliance with the FAR regarding the evaluation and qualification of all training devices in which flight training, qualification, or certification of airmen under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, is accomplished.

Active AFS-205 1992-02-05
120-28D Criteria for Approval of Category III Weather Minima for Takeoff, Landing, and Rollout

States an acceptable means, not the only means, for obtaining approval of Category III Landing Weather Minima and low visibility takeoff, including the installation and approval of associated aircraft systems.

Active AFS-400 1999-07-13
120-41 Criteria for Operational Approval of Airborne Wind Shear Alerting and Flight Guidance

Establishes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of obtaining operational approval of an airborne wind shear alerting and flight guidance system.

Active AFS-400 1983-11-07
120-82 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).

Active AFS-230 2004-04-12
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
120-83 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.

Active AFS-220 2004-06-03
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
120-93 Damage Tolerance Inspections for Repairs and Alterations

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance material for Type Certificate (TC) Holders, Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Holders, and operators to comply with requirements in the Aging Airplane Safety Act to ensure the airworthiness of aging airplane parts and components.

Active ANM-100 2007-11-20
120-79A Developing and Implementing an Air Carrier Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System

This advisory circular (AC) provides information for developing and implementing a Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System (CASS).

Active AFS-300 2010-09-07
120-104 Establishing and Implementing Limit of Validity to Prevent Widespread Fatigue Damage

This advisory circular (AC)offers guidance on compliance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 26.21, 26.23, 121.1115, and 129.115.

Active ANM-100 2011-01-10
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
120-97A Incorporation of Fuel Tank System Instructions for Continued Airworthiness into Operator Maintenance or Inspection Programs (Including Change 1)

On May 7, 2001, the Transport Airplane Fuel Tank System Design Review, Flammability Reduction and Maintenance and Inspection Requirements final rule was published in the Federal Register (FR).

Active AFS-300 2012-05-25
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
120-55C Air Carrier Operational Approval and Use of TCAS II

This advisory circular (AC) provides an acceptable, but not the only, means to address Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) issues related to installation and use of TCAS II regarding compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 121, 125, and 129 requirements for air carriers.

Active AFS-400 2011-02-23
120-102A Incorporation of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems Instructions for Continued Airworthiness into an Operator’s Maintenance Program (Including Change 1)

On November 8, 2007, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS) final rule.

Active AFS-300 2012-09-12
120-103A Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Aviation Safety

(1) Describes the basic concepts of Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS), as prescribed in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 117, § 117.7, and how they relate to aviation industry employees safely performing their duties.

Active AFS-220 2013-05-06
120-105A Foreign Terminal Instrument Procedures (FTIP) Acceptance/Review

This advisory circular (AC) establishes guidelines for U.S. operators to use when reviewing Foreign Terminal Instrument Procedures (FTIP).

Active AFS-410 2013-04-18
120-92B Safety Management Systems for Aviation Service Providers

This advisory circular (AC) provides information for Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 air carriers that are required to implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) based on 14 CFR part 5.

Active AFS-900 2015-01-08
120-113 Best Practices for Engine Time In Service Interval Extensions - Change 1

This advisory circular (AC) provides information on engine time in service interval extensions.

Active AFS-300 2016-01-06
120-76D Authorization for Use of Electronic Flight Bags

This Flight Standards Service AC contains guidance on the operational use of Electronic Flight Bags (EFB).

Active AFS-400 2017-10-27
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
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
120-109A 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
120-53B Guidance for Conducting and Use of Flight Standardization Board Evaluations - With Change 1

a. Evaluating Manufactured or Modified Aircraft. It provides a means but not the only means of evaluating manufactured or modified aircraft by the use of standard systems, processes, and tests necessary to determine pilot training and qualification requirements.

Active AFS-100 2013-11-05
120-115 Maintainer Fatigue Risk Management

This advisory circular (AC):

1. Describes the basic concepts of human fatigue and how it relates to safety for aviation maintenance organizations and individual maintainers.

Active AFS-300 2016-12-02
120-32 Air Transportation of Handicapped Persons

Identifies some of the problems handicapped air travelers face and provides some guidelines to airline personnel to help alleviate these problems.

Active AFS-223 1977-03-25
120-50A Guidelines for Operational Approval of Windshear Training Programs

Provides guidance for approval of low-altitude windshear training for operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 121 and 135.

Active AFS-210 1996-02-09
120-38 Transport Category Airplanes Cabin Ozone Concentrations

Provides guidance concerning acceptable means, but not the only means, for an air carrier to demonstrate compliance with the maximum permissible cabin ozone (03) concentrations established by Section 121.578 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

Active AFS-260 1980-10-10
120-51E Crew Resource Management Training

Provides FAA guidance for approval of an Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) under SFAR 58.

Active AFS-210 2004-01-22
120-44A Air Carrier First Aid Programs

Provides guidance about first aid program resources, subjects, equipment, and pertinent regulations.

Active AFS-203 2001-06-06
120-62 Takeoff Safety Training Aid

Announces the availability of a joint industry/FAA Takeoff Safety Training Aid to help air carriers and pilots increase safety during the takeoff phase of flight.

Active AFS-210 1994-09-12
120-64 Operational Use & Modification of Electronic Checklists

Provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, to address the processes for approval, operational use, and modification of electronic checklists (ECL) and ECL data by air carriers.

Active AFS-200N 1996-04-24
120-54A Advanced Qualification Program - (Change 1)

This advisory circular (AC) provides the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance for approval of an Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) under AQP regulatory guidance.

Active AFS-280 2006-06-23
120-60B 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.

Active AFS-220 2004-12-20
120-63 Helicopter Simulator Qualification

Provides a suggested means of compliance with the FAR regarding the evaluation and qualification of helicopter simulators to be used in training and checking

Active AFS-205 1994-10-11
120-42B Extended Operations (ETOPS and Polar Operations)

States an acceptable means but not the only means for obtaining approval under FAR Section 121.161 for two-engine airplanes to operate over a route that contains a point farther than one hour flying time at the normal one-engine inoperative cruise speed (in still air) from an adequate airport.

Active AFS-220 2008-06-13
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.

Active ANM-100 2000-12-14
120-94 Aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems Training Program Active ANM-100 1997-11-20
120-84 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.

Active AFS-309 2004-10-22
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
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
120-111 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
120-98A Operator Information for Incorporating Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Requirements into a Maintenance or Inspection Program (Including Change 1)

This advisory circular (AC) provides information and describes an acceptable means of compliance (AMC) with the Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability in Transport Category Airplanes, final rule.

Active AFS-300 2012-06-22
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
120-16G Air Carrier Maintenance Programs

This advisory circular (AC) explains what the term “maintenance program” means. Our explanation describes the scope and content of air carrier aircraft maintenance programs.

Active AFS-300 2016-01-04
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
120-78A Electronic Signatures, Electronic Recordkeeping, and Electronic Manuals

This advisory circular (AC), as any AC, is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation; rather, it provides standards and guidance for electronic signatures, electronic recordkeeping, and electronic manual systems.

Active AFS-300 2016-06-22
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
120-72A Maintenance Human Factors Training

1.Provides descriptions of references and training materials to ensure that thereader can assemble a Maintenance Human Factors (MxHF) training programmatched to the applicable needs of their specific organization. 2.Provides many sources of current information to develop, implement,reinforce, and assess MxHF training materials. 3.Streamlines MxHF training development at the local level. 4.Is not mandatory, like any AC, and does not constitute a regulation

Active AFS-300 2017-04-11
120-106A Scope and Recommended Content for a Contractual Agreement Between an Air Carrier and a Maintenance Provider

This revision of the advisory circular (AC) introduces new rulemaking regarding aircarrier contract maintenance programs and air carrier manual content pertaining to contract maintenance requirements and contract maintenance provider (MP) responsibilities required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, §§ 121.368 and 121.369(b)(10), and part 135, §§ 135.426 and 135.427(b)(10).

Active AFS-300 2016-01-04