Obstruction Marking and Lighting
This Advisory Circular (AC) describes the Federal Aviation Administration’s standards for marking and lighting structures to promote aviation safety.
Painting, Marking, and Lighting of Vehicles Used on an Airport
Provides guidance, specifications, and standards for painting, marking, and lighting of ground vehicles operating in the airport air operations area (AOA).
Identification and Registration Marking
This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with the requirements for identifying aircraft and aircraft engines with identification plates, identification marking requirements for propellers, and marking aircraft with nationality and registration marks.
Guidelines on the Marking of Aircraft
Provides revised guidelines on the marking of aircraft powerplant instruments and electronic displays (cathode ray tubes, etc.).
Floor Proximity Emergency Escape Path Marking
Provides guidance material for use in demonstrating compliance with the provisions of Part 25 of the FAR requiring floor proximity emergency escape path markings.
Parts Marking Identification - Including Change 1
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance on developing procedures for part marking and part re-marking when performing maintenance, alteration, and fabrication, including the fabrication of owner- or operator-produced parts.
Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program
This AC describes the Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program (ALECP). It provides information on how an organization can get Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acceptance as a third-party certification body (third-party certifier) and how manufacturers may get equipment qualified under the program.
Specification for L-890 Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS)
Specifies the minimum requirements for an Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS). The ALCMS simplifies the control and monitoring of lighted visual aids and enhances airport safety.
Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment
This AC contains the FAA specification for obstruction lighting equipment.
Marking Aircraft Fuel Filler Openings with Color Coded Decals
Discusses the conditions under which color coded decals may be used to comply with the requirements in FAR Parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 for marking fuel filler openings.
Marking of TSO-C72b Individual Flotation Devices
Outlines acceptable methods for marking individual flotation devices which also serve as seat cushions
Specification for L-884, Power and Control Unit for Land and Hold Short Lighting Systems
Contains the FAA standards for power and control units for land and hold short lighting systems.
Floor Proximity Emergency Escape Path Marking Systems Incorporating Photoluminescent Elements
Provides guidance for use in demonstrating compliance with the provisions of part 25 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) regarding floor proximity emergency escape path marking systems (FPEEPMS), which incorporate photo luminescent elements.
Specification for L-824 Underground Electrical Cable for Airport Lighting Circuits
This AC provides specifications for L-824 underground electrical cable for airport lighting circuits.
Specification for Series to Series Isolation Transformers for Airport Lighting Systems
Contains the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) specifications for series to series isolation transformers for use in airport lighting systems.
Specification for L-821, Panels for the Control of Airport Lighting
Provides the specified manufacturing requirements for panels used for remote control of airport lighting and auxiliary systems.
Specification for L-841 Auxiliary Relay Cabinet Assembly for Pilot Control of Airport Lighting Circuits
Contains the specification requirements for a relay cabinet used to control airfield lighting circuits. The L-841 consists of an enclosure containing a direct current (DC) power supply, control circuit protection and 20 pilot relays.
Identification, marking, and placarding of aircraft issued special airworthiness certificates in the light-sport category (S-LSA) and aircraft issued experimental certificates for the purpose of operating light-sport aircraft (E-LSA)
This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with the requirements for identifying S-LSA and E-LSA with identification (ID) plates, displaying nationality and registration marks, and displaying placards.
Electrical Fault and Fire Prevention and Protection
This advisory circular (AC) provides information on electrically caused faults, overheat, smoke, and fire in transport category airplanes. Acceptable means are provided to minimize the potential for these conditions to occur, and to minimize or contain their effects when they do occur.
Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for pilot and instructor applicants, pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and examiners on the certification standards, knowledge test procedures, and other requirements in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.
Brakes and Braking Systems Certification Tests and Analysis
Describes an acceptable means for obtaining FAA airworthiness approval concerning new or revised requirements for braking systems, and associated test conditions for braking systems, installed in transport category airplanes.
Windows and Windshields
Sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the provisions of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 25 pertaining to the certification requirements for windshields, windows, and mounting structure. Guidance information is provided for showing compliance with § 25.775(d), relating to structural design of windshields and windows for airplanes with pressurized cabins.
Buildings for Storage and Maintenance of Airport Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Materials
Provides guidance for the site selection and design of buildings used to store and maintain airport snow and ice control equipment, store approved materials, and provide personnel areas required to support the requirements under the airport operator’s winter storm management plan.
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.
Repairs and Alterations to Composite and Bonded Aircraft Structure
-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).
Airport Capacity And Delay
Explains how to compute airport capacity and aircraft delay for airport planning and design.
Airport Signing and Graphics
This AC provides guidance on airport terminal and landside wayfinding, signing, and graphics. It focuses on four areas of the airport: roadways, parking, curbside and ground transportation, and terminal.
Altitude Reporting Equipment and Transponder System Maintenance and Inspection Practices
This advisory circular (AC) provides information concerning acceptable methods of testing altimeters, static systems, altitude encoders, and air traffic control (ATC) transponder systems (ATCTS).
Fuselage Doors and Hatches
Guidance information is provided for showing compliance with structural and functional safety standards for doors and their operating systems.
System Design and Analysis
Describes various acceptable means for showing compliance with the requirements of section 25.1309(b), (c), and (d) of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). These means are intended to provide guidance for the experience engineering and operational judgment that must form the basis for compliance findings.
|25.1353-1A||Electrical equipment and installations||Active||ANM-100||2007-10-22|
Propeller Vibration and Fatigue
This evaluation uses fatigue and structural data obtained in accordance with 14 CFR part 35.
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.
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.
Guide for Developing and Evaluating Repair Station and Quality Control Manuals
This advisory circular (AC) provides informational material for all repair station certificate holders and/or applicants under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 145 to develop and evaluate a Repair Station Manual (RSM) and Quality Control Manual (QCM).
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).
Smoke Detection, Penetration, and Evacuation Tests and Related Flight Manual Emergency Procedures
Provides guidelines for the conduct of certification tests relating to smoke detection, penetration, and evacuation and to evaluate related Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) procedures.
Systems and Equipment Guide for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes and Airships
This advisory circular (AC) sets forth an acceptable means of showing compliance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 23, for the certification of systems and equipment in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes and airships.
Safety in and Around Helicopters
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides safety guidelines for persons associated with helicopter operations and suggests ways to avoid hazards and reduce the risk of accidents.
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.
Engine System and Component Tests
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the engine component and systems test requirements under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 33, specifically § 33.91, paragraphs (a) and (b).
Turbojet, Turboprop, Turboshaft, and Turbofan Engine Induction System Icing and Ice Ingestion
This AC discusses the icing environments depicted in appendices C and O of part 25, appendix C of part 29, and appendix D of part 33.
Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check
This advisory circular (AC) provides information for certificated pilots and flight instructors to use in complying with the flight review required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.56 and the recent flight experience requirements of § 61.57.
ARFF Vehicle and High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) Operation, Training and Qualifications
Provides FAA standards and recommendations for the training of airport firefighting and rescue personnel in the proper operation and tactical use of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles and ARFF vehicles equipped with High Reach Extendable Turret (HRETs).
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.
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.
Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation
This AC provides guidance to the public on the design and evaluation of pavements used by aircraft at civil airports.
Propeller Fatigue Limits and Evaluation
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and describes methods, but not the only methods, for demonstrating compliance with § 35.37, Propeller fatigue limits and evaluation, of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR).
Airport Data and Information Program
This AC provides general guidance and information for airport owners and operators in the collection and management of data describing the physical infrastructure, characteristics, and services of their airport.
Electrical Appliances, Motors, and Transformers
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for demonstrating compliance with the transport category airplane certification requirements of § 25.1365 Electrical appliances, motors, and transformers.
Flightdeck Protection (Smoke and Fumes)
The means of compliance described in this document provides guidance to supplement the engineering and operational judgment that must form the basis of any compliance findings relative to penetration into the flightdeck of smoke, fumes, and noxious gases generated by explosions or fires elsewhere on the airplane.
Aircraft Gound Handling and Servicing
This advisory circular contains in~ormation and guidance for the servicing and ground handling of aircraft.
Turbine Engine Power-Loss and Instability in Extreme Conditions of Rain and Hail
Provides guidance and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the requirements contained under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 33, sections 33.78(a)(2) and 33.78(c).
FAA Approval of Aviation Training Devices and Their Use for Training and Experience
This AC does not change regulatory requirements; therefore, the provisions of the current regulation always control. This AC applies only to the evaluation and use of BATDs and AATDs. This notice does not apply to full flight simulators (FFS) and flight training devices (FTD) that are regulated under 14 CFR part 60.
Ratings and Operating Limitations for Turbine Engines (Sections 33.7 and 33.8)
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance on turbine engine compliance under part 33 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), specifically §§ 33.7, Engine ratings and operating limitations, and 33.8, Selection of engine power and thrust ratings.
U.S. AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATES AND AUTHORIZATIONS FOR OPERATION OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN AIRCRAFT
Provides general information and guidance concerning issuance of airworthiness certificates for U.S. registered aircraft, and issuance of special flight authorizations for operation in the United States of foreign aircraft not having standard airworthiness certificates issued by the country of registry.
Aircraft Position and Anticollision Light Measurements
Contains useful information concerning measurements for intensity, covering, and color of aircraft position and anti-collision lights.
Fatigue Education and Awareness Training Program
This advisory circular (AC) presents guidelines for developing and implementing a Fatigue Education and Awareness Training Program.
Airport Snow and Ice Control Equipment
This advisory circular provides guidance to assist airport operators in the procurement of snow and ice control equipment for airport use.
Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs
This AC contains the FAA specifications for unlighted and lighted signs to be used on taxiways and runways.
Detecting and Reporting Suspected Unapproved Parts
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to the aviation community for detecting suspected unapproved parts (SUP) and reporting them to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Oceanic and Remote Continental Airspace Operations
Our goal is to provide you with a template to guide you through planning and executing flight operations through oceanic and remote continental airspace.
Critical Aircraft and Regular Use Determination
This advisory circular (AC) defines the term Critical Aircraft and provides guidance on the use of Critical Aircraft in facility planning and design studies, and related FAA decision making, for federally obligated airports.
Public Aircraft Operations—Manned and Unmanned
§§ 40102(a)(41) and 40125 (the statute). Additionally, this AC contains Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy pertaining to civil aircraft operators that provide contract support to government entities.
Surface Movement Guidance and Control System
A SMGCS plan facilitates the safe movement of aircraft and vehicles on the airport by establishing more rigorous control procedures and requiring enhanced visual aids.
Towbar and Towbarless Movement of Aircraft
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for towbar and towbarless movement of aircraft.
Airport Water Rescue Plans and Equipment
Provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for water rescue operations.
Guidance on Testing and Installation of Rechargeable Lithium Battery and Battery Systems on Aircraft
The guidance in this AC is intended for manufacturers, installers, maintenance personnel, and users of installed rechargeable lithium batteries and battery systems on aircraft.
Approval Guidance for RNP Operations and Barometric Vertical Navigation in the U.S. National Airspace System and in Oceanic and Remote Continental Airspace
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for operators to conduct Required Navigation Performance (RNP) operations in the United States, in oceanic and remote continental airspace, and in foreign countries which adopt International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for RNP operations.
Hydraulic System Certification Tests and Analysis
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance material for use as an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes that contain hydraulic system requirements. It is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation.
|65-2D||Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Certification Guide||Active||AFS-300||1987-01-30|
Class B and F Cargo Compartments
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance concerning compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes pertaining to Class B and Class F cargo compartments.
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.
Specification for Airport and Heliport Beacons
Contains equipment specifications for light beacons that are used to locate and identify civil airports, military airports, seaplane bases, and heliports.
Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems
This includes validation of requirements and verification of the design implementation for certification and process assurance.
Aircraft Onboard Weight and Balance Systems
This Advisory Circular (AC)gives manufacturers and installers an acceptable means of compliance to meet the installation, operation, and airworthiness requirements for aircraft onboard weight and balance systems (OBWBS)
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.
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Communications
Provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) communications.
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.
Eligibility and Evaluation of U.S. Military Surplus Flight Safety Aircraft Parts, Engines, and Propellers
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance for use in evaluating and determining the eligibility of U.S. military surplus flight safety critical aircraft parts (FSCAP), engines, and propellers for installation on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type-certificated products.
|21-13||Standard Airworthiness Certification of Surplus Military Aircraft and Aircraft Built from Spare and Surplus Parts||Active||AIR-200||1973-04-05|
Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices - Aircraft Inspection and Repair [Large AC.
This advisory circular (AC) contains methods, techniques, and practices acceptable to the Administrator for the inspection and repair of nonpressurized areas of civil aircraft, only when there are no manufacturer repair or maintenance instructions.
Airworthiness Approval of Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS II) and Mode S Transponders
Provides guidance material for the airworthiness and operational approval of Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS II) and Mode S transponders.
Lengthy Tarmac Delays and Associated Airline/Airport Contingency Plans and Related Air Traffic Control Communications
This AC describes the communication process between a pilot-in-command of a TARMAC delayed aircraft and local air traffic control (ATC). In addition, air carrier (Air Carrier Operations Center/Dispatch) communications related to TARMAC delayed aircraft with the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) are addressed.
Powerplant Installation and Propulsion System Component Fire Protection Test Methods, Standards and Criteria with change 1
Included in this document are methods for fire testing of materials and components used in the propulsion engines and APU installations, and in areas adjacent to designated fire zones, as well as the rationale for these methods.
Guidance for Certification of Military and Special Mission Modifications and Equipment for Commercial Derivative Aircraft (CDA)
CDA are aircraft that have been modified with specialized equipment to perform military and other non-civil missions. CDA are operated-by, or under the operational control of, governmental entities.
Cockpit Noise and Speech Interference Between Crewmember
Provides information about the relationship between flight crew members cockpit voice communication and cockpit noise levels. Guidance, on speech interference levels, noise measurement and measurement systems, and methods to improve cockpit communication, is provided for those manufacturers, owners or operators who believe cockpit noise may be a problem on their aircraft.
Importance of Transponder Operation and Altitude Reporting
Provides information and guidance concerning the importance of transponder operation and altitude reporting in the National Airspace System.
Reduced and Derated Takeoff Thrust (Power) Procedures
It consolidates FAA guidance concerning this subject and serves as a ready reference for those involved with airplane certification and operation.
Aircraft Position Light and Anticollision Light Installations
Sets forth acceptable means, but not the only means, of showing compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) applicable to installed position lights and anti-collision lights.
Taxi, Takeoff and Landing Roll Design Loads
Sets forth acceptable methods of compliance with provisions of Part 25 of the FAR dealing with the certification requirements for taxi, takeoff, and landing roll design loads. Guidance information is provided for showing compliance with section 25.491 of the FAR relating to structural design for airplane operation on paved runways and taxiways normally used in commercial operations.
Noise Control and Compatibility Planning for Airports
Provides general guidance for noise control and compatibility planning for airports as well as specific guidance for preparation of airport noise exposure maps and airport noise compatibility programs by airport operators for submission under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 150, and the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979.
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.
Damage Tolerance Inspections for Repairs and Alterations
This AC will give guidance on developing compliance documents, schedules and plans that will assist in developing and incorporating damage tolerance inspections into maintenance programs of certain transport category airplanes with respect to repairs and alterations.
Electrical bonding and protection against static electricity
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for demonstrating compliance with the transport category airplane certification requirements of § 25.899 Electrical bonding and protection against static electricity
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station Building Design
Contains information, references and guidelines for construction of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station building design.
Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals
Appendices A and B of this AC include the Asphalt and Concrete Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals (PASER Manuals).
Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures
Contains FAA specifications for light fixtures to be used on airport runways and taxiways. See also--
Turbine Engine Continued Rotation and Rotor Locking
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to demonstrate compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Section 33.74, Continued Rotation and Section 33.92, Rotor Locking Tests.
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. This AC provides specific information about air carrier operations conducted under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 121 and 135.
Tracking for Launch and Reentry Safety Analysis
This AC provides guidance and an acceptable means of complying with the requirement to track the flight of a launch or reentry vehicle under 14 CFR § 450.167 using onboard hardware, launch site services, or other means.
|43.13-2B||Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices - Aircraft Alterations||Active||AFS-300||2008-03-03|
Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides information about Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, § 21.191(g) for the purpose of operating amateur-built aircraft.
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).
Flight Crew Sleeping Quarters and Rest Facilities
Provides methods acceptable to the FAA Administrator for FAR Part 121 certificate holders who conduct flag and supplemental operations to obtain an FAA finding regarding the adequacy of onboard sleeping quarters for compliance with FAR Sections 121.485(a) and 121.523(b).
Specification for Portable Runway and Taxiway Lights
Contains the FAA standards for portable runway and taxiway lights and runway end identifier lights for temporary use to permit continued aircraft operations while all or part of a runway lighting system is inoperative.
Ultralight Vehicle Operations-Airports, ATC, and Weather
Provides guidance for the operation of ultralight vehicles in the U.S. Information includes airport and flight park operations, how to work with ATC, and the availability of weather services.
Material Strength Properties and Material Design Values
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for demonstrating compliance with the airworthiness standards that specify the requirements for material strength properties and material design values. This guidance is applicable to transport category airplanes for which a new, amended, or supplemental type certificate is requested.
Certification Data Retention Agreements and Government Records
AC 21-48 describes an acceptable means for using electronic modeling systems in design, manufacturing, installation, and inspection processes. Although in that AC we define an “electronic modeling system” as a three-dimensional (3-D) modeling system, we encourage you to use the guidance provided because it identifies the criteria for using electronic type design data and includes requirements for how to access and present the data.
Parts and Materials Substitution for Vintage Aircraft
The material in this AC is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation. You may follow an alternate FAA-approved method.
Performance and Handling Characteristics in Icing Conditions
This advisory circular describes an acceptable means of showing compliance with the airplane performance and handling characteristics certification requirements for flight in the icing conditions defined in Appendices C and 0 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 25.
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training - with Change
This advisory circular (AC) describes the recommended training for airplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). The goal of this AC is to provide recommended practices and guidance for academic and flight simulation training device (FSTD) training for pilots to prevent developing upset conditions and ensure correct recovery responses to upsets.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) and Flight Limitations
This advisory circular (AC): (1) explains and defines the different flight limitations and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs); (2) describes conditions under which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may establish a flight limitation or TFR area; (3) explains which FAA offices are authorized to issue flight limitations or TFRs; (4) lists the agencies/offices from which the FAA will accept requests to establish a flight limitation or TFR area; and (5) provides an appendix for each type of flight limitation or restriction.
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.
Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification
It provides (1) guidance to certificating authorities and applicants regarding the intended meaning and stringency of the Standards in part 36 as amended through October 4, 2017 (Amendment 36-31), and (2) the specific procedures that are deemed acceptable in demonstrating compliance with those Standards.
Damage Tolerance and Fatigue Evaluation of Structure
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidanc~ for compliance with the provisions of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 25, pertaining to the requirements for damage-tolerance and fatigue evaluation oftransport category aircraft structurce, including evaluation of widespread fatigue dam, age (VlFD) and establishing a limit of validity of the engineering data that supports the structural-maintenance program (hereafter referred to as the LOV).
Installation of TSOA Articles and LODA Appliances
Those seeking a design approval will be referred to as applicants.
This AC is not mandatory and is not a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with the applicable requirements.
Aircraft Electrical and Electronic System Lightning Protection
This advisory circular (AC) provides you with information and guidance on how you can protect aircraft electrical and electronic systems from the effects of lightning.
Part 26, Continued airworthiness and Safety Improvements
This AC provides generic guidance that is applicable to the safety initiatives in part 26 that may be issued (i.e., Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems, Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability in Transport Category Airplanes, Aging Airplane Safety, and Widespread Fatigue Damage). This AC provides generic guidance on the roles and responsibilities of type certificate and supplemental type certificate holders, manufacturers, owners, and operators.
Maintenance and Handling of Airdriven Gyroscopic Instruments
Advises operators of general aviation aircraft of the need for proper maintenance of air-driven gyroscopic instruments and associated air filters.
Guidance for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts under Test and Computation
This guidance is for the comparative test and analysis method used to show compliance to the airworthiness requirements under test and computation, per § 21.303 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations(14 CFR).
RTCA Document DO-160 versions D, E and F, “Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment”
(RTCA/DO)-160 versions D, E, F, and G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, dated July 27, 1997, December 20, 2005, December 6, 2007, and December 8, 2010, respectively, as containing acceptable environmental qualifications to show compliance with certain airworthiness requirements.
General Guidance and Specifications for Aeronautical Surveys: Establishment of Geodetic Control and Submission to the National Geodetic Survey
It also describes how to submit the information to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for approval and inclusion in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) in support of aeronautical information surveys.
Integrated Modular Avionics Development. Verification, Integration and Approval using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153
We cite RTCA, Inc. document RTCA/DO-297, Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations, dated November 8, 2005 and supplement it with this text.
Reusable Launch and Reentry Vehicle System Safety Process
Provides guidance and information concerning the application of a systematic and logical system safety process and methodology for identification and control of public safety hazards associated with the operation of reusable launch vehicle and reentry vehicle systems.
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.
Acceptance of Aeronautical Data Processes and Associated Databases
The term “must” indicates mandatory requirements when following the guidance in this AC. The terms “should” and “recommend” indicate recommended guidance, but are not required for meeting the objectives of this AC.
Airport Field Condition Assessments and Winter Operations Safety
This AC provides guidance to assist airport operators in developing a snow and ice control plan, assessing and reporting airport conditions through the utilization of the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM), and establishing snow removal and control procedures.
Nickel-Cadmium Battery Operational, Maintenance, and Overhaul Practices
This circular provides guidelines for more reliable nickel-cadmium battery operation through proper operational and maintenance practices, and has been reissued to include reconditioning information.
Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids
This AC provides guidance and recommendations on the installation of airport visual aids.
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.
Assignment of Aircraft Call Signs and Associated Telephonies
Guidance is provided to aircraft operators for requesting an aircraft call sign and explains the assignment and the authorization process for their use domestically, within the National Airspace System (NAS); and their use internationally.
Pilot Records Database and Pilot Records Improvement Act
This advisory circular (AC) provides operators and pilots with guidance regarding Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 111: the Pilot Records Database (PRD) and the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA).
Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook
This AC provides suggestions and safety-related recommendations primarily to assist amateur-built aircraft and ultralight vehicle builders in developing individualized flight test plans.
Guidelines and Procedures for Measuring Airfield Pavement Roughness
Provides guidelines and procedures for measuring and evaluating runway roughness as identified by surface profile data of rigid and flexible airport pavements.
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Facilities
Provides guidance on the design, construction, and operation of aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) training facilities.
Fatigue, Fail-Safe, and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes
Provides information and guidance concerning an acceptable means of demonstrating compliance with the requirements of Part 23 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) regarding fatigue and fail-safe evaluation of metallic airplane structure.
Additional Weather Information: Domestic and Flag Air Carriers
Provides guidance and standards to domestic and flag air carriers for approval of a system for obtaining forecasts and reports of adverse weather phenomena
[Large AC] Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Airframe Handbook
Designed to familiarize student mechanics with airframe construction, repair, and the operating theory of airframe systems. SN 050-007-00391-9
Training, Qualification, and Certification of Nondestructive Inspection Personnel
This advisory circular (AC) contains recommendations for the experience, training, qualification, examination, and certification of nondestructive inspection (NDI) personnel for the inspection of aircraft, engines, propellers, accessories, and other aviation components.
Approval of Propulsion Fuels, Additives, and Lubricating Oils
It also provides guidance on fuel and lubricating oil specifications and standards, and on propulsion fuel and/or lubricating oil certification plans.
Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements
This AC provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining airport pavements.
Specification for Constant Current Regulators and Regulator Monitors
Contains a specification for constant current regulators (CCR) and a monitor for use with airport lighting circuits.
Air Carrier Pilot Remedial Training and Tracking Program
This advisory circular (AC) presents guidelines for developing and implementing remedial training and tracking of pilots.
Part 141 Pilot Schools, Application, Certification, and Compliance
Unlike pilot training conducted under 14 CFR part 61, part 141 pilot schools are required to use a structured training program and syllabus. Part 141 pilot schools may be able to provide a greater variety of training aids and require dedicated training facilities, flight instructor oversight, and FAA-approved course curricula.
Avionics Human Factors Considerations for Design and Evaluation
This advisory circular (AC) identifies two reports that provide information in the form of “recommended practices” to increase awareness of human factors and facilitate the identification and resolution of human factors/pilot interface issues during the design and evaluation of avionics.
Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, and Dispensing on Airports
This AC contains specifications and guidance for the storage, handling, and dispensing of aviation fuel on airports.
Certification and Operation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
Conformity with the guidance is voluntary only and nonconformity will not affect rights and obligations under existing statutes and regulations.
Flight Attendant Seat and Torso Restraint System Installations
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CAe) provides information and guidance regarding an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with th~ portions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 25.785 and 14 CFR 121.311, which deal with flight attendant seats.
Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Equipment, Tools and Clothing
Contains references to the minimum requirements for the selection and performance of aircraft rescue and firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE), self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and powered rescue tools.
Pilot Precautions and Procedures to be taken in Preventing Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Induction System and Fuel System Icing Problems
Provides information pertaining to aircraft engine induction system icing and the use of fuel additives to reduce the hazards of aircraft operation that may result from the presence of water and ice in aviation gasoline and aircraft fuel systems.
Protocol for the Conduct and Review of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits, Wildlife Hazard Assessments, and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans
For certificated airports, this Advisory Circular (AC) defines the minimum acceptable standards for the conduct and preparation of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits (Site Visit), Wildlife Hazard Assessments (Assessments) and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (Plans).
Methodology for Dynamic Seat Certification by Analysis for Use in Parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 Airplanes and Rotorcraft
This advisory circular (AC) sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, for demonstrating compliance with title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)
General Guidance and Specifications for Submission of Aeronautical Surveys to NGS: Field Data Collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) Standards
Please see the letter cancelling AC 150/5300-18C and re-activating AC 150/5300-18B.
Anti-misfueling Devices: Their Availability and Use - Change 1
It also makes recommendations to the fuel suppliers and Fixed Base Operators to change their fuel dispensing nozzles to meet the dimensions referenced in the SAE standard.
Installed Systems and Equipment for Use by the Flightcrew
The guidance provided by this AC is intended to minimize the occurrence of design-related errors by the flightcrew and to enable the flightcrew to detect and manage errors that do occur.
Airworthiness Approval for ADS-B In Systems and Applications
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for the initial and follow-on installations of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) In systems supporting ground and airborne traffic applications.
Programs for Training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Personnel
This AC provides information on courses and reference materials for training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) personnel.
Qualification Testing of Turbojet and Turbofan Engine Thrust Reversers
It does not address aircraft-level effects of the installation and use of a thrust reverser.
Designing and Demonstrating Aircraft Tolerance to Portable Electronic Devices
This advisory circular (AC) identifies RTCA, Inc., document DO-307A, Aircraft Design and Certification for Portable Electronic Device (PED) Tolerance, dated December 15, 2016, as an acceptable means for designing and demonstrating aircraft toleranceto potential electromagnetic interference from portable electronic devices (PEDs).
Part 450 Mishap Plan – Reporting, Response, and Investigation Requirements
This AC does not constitute a regulation and does not contain requirements, but is intended to assist applicants in obtaining commercial space authorizations and operating in compliance with commercial space regulations.
Specification for L-853, Runway and Taxiway Retroreflective Markers
This AC contains the FAA's standards for retroreflective markers for airport runways and taxiways.
Effective six months after the issue date of this AC, only equipment that is qualified with in this AC will be listed according to the requirements in AC 150/5345-53, Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program.
Firefighting of General and High-Energy In-Flight Fires
The information includes recommended crewmember procedures and training for combating general and high-energy fires (HEF) caused by lithium batteries.
Reciprocating Engine Overhaul Terminology and Standards - Including Change 1
Review Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) regarding engine records and standards.
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.
System Safety Analysis and Assessment for Part 23 Airplanes
It is issued for guidance purposes and to outline a method of compliance with the rules.
Aircraft Tire Maintenance and Operational Practices with Change 1
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It is issued for guidance purposes and to outline acceptable tire maintenance and operational practices.
Reciprocating Engine Power-Loss Accident Prevention and Trend Monitoring
Updates statistical information and brings to the attention of aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, and maintenance personnel the circumstances surrounding engine power-loss accidents with recommendations on how those accidents can be prevented.
Integrating Helicopter and Tiltrotor Assets into Disaster Relief Planning
Provides guidance to state and local emergency relief planners on integrating helicopters and tiltrotor aircraft into disaster relief planning efforts.
Minimizing the Hazards from Propeller Blade and Hub Failures
Describes an acceptable means for showing compliance with the requirements of Section 25.905, “Propellers,” of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 25.
Noise Levels for U.S. Certificated and Foreign Aircraft
Provides noise level data for airplanes certificated under FAR Part 36. Noise level data for foreign airplanes certificated to ICAO Annex 16 standards are also provided in a separate appendix for informational purposes.
Aircraft Secondary Barriers and Alternate Flight Deck Security Procedures
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with pertinent regulatory requirements.
Stall and Spin Awareness Training with Change 1 & 2
This advisory circular (AC) explains the stall and spin awareness training required under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61 and offers guidance to flight instructors who provide that training.
Use of Radionavigation Land Test Station and Signal Generators
Gives information as to the frequencies on which the FAA will authorize and the FCC will license radionavigation land test stations.
Airworthiness Approval of Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS II), Versions 7.0 & 7.1 and Associated Mode S Transponders
You can also use the guidance in this AC for seeking airworthiness approval for TCAS II version 7.0 (V7.0) certified to TSO-C119b, Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Airborne Equipment, TCAS II and associated Mode S transponders.
Measurement, Construction, and Maintenance of Skid Resistant Airport Pavement Surfaces
Contains guidelines and procedures for the design and construction of skid-resistant pavement; pavement evaluation, without or with friction equipment; and maintenance of high skid-resistant pavements.
Inspection, Prevention, Control, and Repair of Corrosion on Avionics Equipment
AC contains acceptable methods, techniques, and practices for inspection, prevention, control and repair of corrosion on avionic systems and equipment.
Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area
This advisory circular (AC) provides certificate holders with guidance for obtaining operational approval to conduct Extended Operations (ETOPS) under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135.
Announcement of Availability of Airport-Related Research and Development Products
This AC explains how to obtain the latest airport-related research and development (R&D) products funded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Airports Organization, particularly the FAA’s Airport Technology Research and Development Branch, the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF), and the Airfield Asphalt Pavement Technology Program (AAPTP).
Airworthiness Approval of Positioning and Navigation Systems (Including Change 2)
This revision adds minor clarifications and new guidance material based on issues and questions since revision ‘C’ was published.
Development and Submission of Special Instrument Procedures to the FAA
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides guidance for the submission and approval of special instrument flight procedures developed by non-FAA service providers and submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for review and approval.
Airworthiness and Operational Approval of Aircraft Network Security Program (ANSP)
This advisory circular (AC) describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of obtaining operational authorization for an aircraft certified with a special condition (SC) related to security of the onboard computer network. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. However, if you use the means described in the AC, you must conform to it in totality.
Definition of Launch and Scope of a Vehicle Operator License
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides guidance on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) definition of “launch” in § 401.7, and the determination of the beginning of a launch at a United States (U.S.) launch site, per § 450.3(b)(1) and (d).
Airworthiness and Operational Approval of Digital Flight Data Recorder Systems
This advisory circular (AC) provides information on certification (design and installation) and continued airworthiness of digital flight data recorder systems (DFDRS).
Guide Specification for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicles
Provides an interactive specification that airports can use in procuring Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. It describes the selection process, vehicle requirements, and how to produce formal specifications.
Preparation and Loading of Magnetron Magnetic Materials for Air Transportation
Provides information relevant to the preparation and loading of magnetic materials for shipment in civil aircraft
Minimum Barometry for Calibration and Test of Atmospheric Pressure Instruments
Provides guidance material which may be used to determine the adequacy of barometers used in the calibration of aircraft static instruments and presents information concerning the general operation, calibration, and maintenance of such barometers.
North American Free Trade Agreement and Specialty Air Services Operations
NAFTA opens up cross-border trade in Specialty Air Services (SAS) and was ratified by the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada.
Architectural, Engineering, and Planning Consultant Services for Airport Grant Projects
This AC provides guidance for airport sponsors in the selection and engagement of architectural, engineering, and planning consultants.
FAA Specification for L-823 Plug and Receptacle, Cable Connectors
This AC contains the specification for plug and receptacle (cable connectors) used with underground power cables, isolation transformer leads, and light fixture leads for airport lighting systems.
Powerplant Guide for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes and Airships
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance about acceptable means, but not the only means of compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 23, subpart E, applicable to the powerplant installation in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes.
Applicant’s Showing of Compliance and Certifying Statement of Compliance
We, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), wrote this advisory circular (AC) to describe how to comply with the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.20, 21.97 and 21.303(a)(5).
Comparative Method to Show Equivalent Vibratory Stresses and High Cycle Fatigue Capability for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts
PMA applicants may use this comparative modal and high-cycle fatigue (HCF) method to show the vibratory stresses and HCF capability of their proposed blades or vanes are equivalent to those of the type design parts.
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.
Correlation, Operation, Design, and Modification of Turbofan/Jet Engine Test Cells
Provides guidance regarding test cell correlation procedures for test cells used for in-service acceptance testing of turbofan and turbojet engines. This AC discusses the effects of the design, operation, and modification of a test cell and engine test hardware on engine performance.
Fuel Venting and Exhaust Emission Requirements for Turbine Engine Powered Airplanes
The Intent of this AC is to promote uniformity of implementation of the emissions certification requirement of Part 34 of the Federal aviation Regulations.
Parts 91, 121, 125, and 135 Flightcrew Procedures During Taxi Operations
SOPs may vary among fleets and among certificate holders and may change over time.
Application for Parts Manufacturer Approval Via Tests and Computations or Identicality
For example, AC 33-8 has guidance for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts under Test and Computation.
Airworthiness Approval of Installed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags and Sensors
This advisory circular (AC) provides certification applicants with airworthiness guidance for installing passive, battery-assisted passive (BAP), and active radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and sensors on aviation products and equipment.
Control of Products and Parts Shipped Prior to Type Certificate Issuance
Is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to comply with these requirements.
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. It tells design approval holders of transport category airplanes how to establish a limit of validity of the engineering data that supports the structural maintenance program (hereafter referred to as LOV) for those airplanes.
How to Prepare Reliability Assessment Plans for Aircraft Systems and Equipment
This AC shows you how to develop and use a reliability assessment plan. An assessment plan documents the controlled, repeatable processes for assessing the reliability of aircraft and engine electronic and electrical systems, including their electromechanical elements and equipment.
Pilot Qualification and Operation of all Surplus Military Turbine-Powered Airplanes
Provides information and guidance to pilots who wish to become qualified to operate surplus military turbine-powered airplanes under a letter of authorization, as required by operating limitations issued for this type of aircraft.
Airplane Flight manuals (AFM), Approved Manual Materials, Markings, and Placards Airplanes
Calls attention to the regulatory requirements relating to the subject and provides information to aid pilots to comply with these requirements.
Inspection, Retread, Repair, and Alterations of Aircraft Tires - Including Change 2
Provides guidance for the development, qualification, and approval of aircraft tire repair and retread process specifications, and the use of special nondestructive inspection (NDI) techniques.
Obtaining Foreign Design Approval / Acceptance of U.S. Products and Articles
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation, however if an aviation safety agreement exists for the country or jurisdiction of interest, you must adhere to the agreement.
Standard Operating Procedures and Pilot Monitoring Duties for Flight Deck Crewmembers
This AC also provides guidance on the definition and the training of PM duties and their integration into SOPs.
Development of Training/Qualification and Certification Programs for Composite Maintenance Technicians
This AC contains recommendations for the experience, training, qualification, and examination of persons performing maintenance and repair of aircraft composite structures or other aviation composite components.
14 CFR Part 121 and Part 135 Dangerous Goods Transportation Operations
Developing and using the comprehensive guidance in this document will promote the establishment of a safe and efficient dangerous goods operation.
Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories
This AC provides standards for critical dimensions and performance requirements.
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Inspection and Care of General Aviation Aircraft Exhaust Systems - Change 1
Further, it provides information on the types of problems to expect and recommends that pilots perform ongoing preventive maintenance and that mechanics perform maintenance.
Engine and Turbosupercharger Rotor Overspeed Requirements of 14 CFR § 33.27.
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, for demonstrating compliance with the rotor strength (overspeed) requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 33.27.
Installation, Inspection, and Maintenance of Controls for General Aviation Reciprocating Aircraft Engines
Provides guidance regarding the inspection, maintenance, and installation of engine controls with emphasis on the airframe portion of these systems.
Dynamic Testing of Part 23 Airplane Seat/Restraint Systems and Occupant Protection
Provides information and guidance regarding compliance with Part 23 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) applicable to dynamic testing of airplane seats.
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. It describes acceptable simulation test criteria, wind field modeling data, and minimum performance parameters for evaluating candidate systems.
Parts 91 and 135 Single Pilot, Flight School Procedures During Taxi Operations
In accordance with the current edition of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 7050.1, Runway Safety Program, the definition of a runway incursion is, any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle, or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and takeoff of aircraft. This AC is intended for use by persons operating aircraft single pilot under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 91 and 135, and flight schools.
Guidance on the Extraction of Oil and Gas on Federally Obligated Airports
The AC was produced as a joint effort by the FAA’s Offices of Airport Planning and Programming, Airport Safety and Standards, and Airport Compliance and Management Analysis.
Production Under 14 CFR Part 21,Subparts F, G, K, and O
This advisory circular (AC) provides information for production approval holders (PAH) pursuant to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Articles. This AC provides PAHs and applicants for a production approval with guidance for developing and maintaining a production system that is appropriate to the PAH’s operations and complies with the regulations.
Airborne Software Development Assurance Using EUROCAE ED-12( ) and RTCA DO-178( )
This AC recognizes the following current EUROCAE and RTCA, Inc. documents: (1) EUROCAE ED-12C, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, dated January 2012, and RTCA DO-178C, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, dated December 13, 2011. (2) EUROCAE ED-215, Software Tool Qualification Considerations, dated January 2012, and RTCA DO-330, Software Tool Qualification Considerations, dated December 13, 2011. (3) EUROCAE ED-218, Model-Based Development and Verification Supplement to ED-12C and ED-109A, dated January 2012, and RTCA DO-331, Model-Based Development and Verification Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011. (4) EUROCAE ED-217, Object-Oriented Technology and Related Techniques Supplement to ED-12C and ED-109A, dated January 2012, and RTCA DO-332, Object-Oriented Technology and Related Techniques Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011. (5) EUROCAE ED-216, Formal Methods Supplement to ED-12C and ED-109A, dated January 2012 and RTCA DO-333, Formal Methods Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A, dated December 13, 2011.
Flight Instructors as Certifying Officials for Student Pilot and Remote Pilot Applicants
This AC applies to submissions of either an Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) or a paper application.
Maintenance Review Boards, Maintenance Type Boards, and OEM/TCH Recommended Maintenance Procedures
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidelines that industry may use to develop and revise the minimum scheduled tasking/interval requirements for derivative or newly type-certificated (TC) aircraft and powerplants for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval.
Use Of Value Engineering For Engineering And Design Of Airport Grant Projects
Provides guidance on using value engineering (VE) in airport projects funded under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Airport Grant program.
Light Signals from the Control Tower for Ground Vehicles, Equipment, and Personnel
Provides the aviation community with the meaning of the light signals used when communicating with ground vehicles, equipment, and personnel on the airport movement area from the control tower.
Acceptance Guidance on Material Procurement and Process Specifications for Polymer Matrix Composite Systems
It is applicable to the material and process specifications, or other documents, used to ensure sufficient control of composite prepreg materials in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes.
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.
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.
Weld Repair of Aluminum Crankcases and Cylinders of Piston Engines - Including Change 1
This advisory circular also includes information on critical areas of welding, qualifications of welder's, inspection techniques, the thermal processes, and technical data required. This advisory circular references industry and military specifications which are acceptable for use by repair stations as approved data.
Guidance for Conducting and Use of Flight Standardization Board Evaluations - With Change 1
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.
Use of Cockpit Displays of Digital Weather and Aeronautical Information - Including Change 1
FIS is a service that provides Meteorological Information (METI) and Aeronautical Information (AI) to enhance pilot awareness of weather and/or airspace constraints while providing information for decision support tools and improving safety.
Selection of Cyclic Redundancy Code and Checksum Algorithms to Ensure Critical Data Integrity
This report is provided for information only and, as such, is not intended as guidance but rather as reference material for the aviation industry.
Criteria for Approval/Authorization of all Weather Operations for Takeoff, Landing, and Rollout
This advisory circular (AC) provides an acceptable means, but not the only means, for obtaining and maintaining authorization of operations in Category (CAT) I, CAT II, and CAT III landing weather minima and instrument flight rules (IFR) lower-than-standard takeoff minima.
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.
Installation of Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) Approved for Part 23 Airplanes
Establishes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of obtaining FAA airworthiness approval for the installation of a TAWS that has been approved under Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C151A, Terrain Awareness and Warning System, in a Part 23 airplane. The FAA’s TSO process is a means for obtaining FAA design and performance approval for an appliance, system, or product; however, the TSO does not provide installation approval.
Test Aids and Materials that may be used by Airman Knowledge Testing Applicants
Provides information concerning test aids and materials that may be used by applicants taking airman knowledge tests.
Pressurization, Ventilation and Oxygen Systems Assessment for Subsonic Flight including High Altitude Operation
Provides guidance on methods of compliance with the requirements of part 25 of the Federal Aviation Regulations pertaining to pressurization, ventilation, and oxygen systems, especially as they pertain to high altitude subsonic flight.
Service Bulletins Related to Airworthiness Directives and Indicating FAA Approval on Service Documents
This advisory circular (AC) presents best practices for drafting service bulletins (SB) related to an airworthiness directive (AD). This AC also provides information and guidance on ex parté communication and alternative methods of compliance (AMOC), as well as means for avoiding overlapping and conflicting actions in SBs and maintaining airworthiness of AD-mandated design changes.
Installation, Removal or Change of Identification Data and Identification Plates on Aircraft Engines
This advisory circular (AC) provides information about Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 45, Identification and Registration Marking. This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation.
Alternatives to RTCA/DO-178B for Software in Airborne Systems and Equipment
RTCA/DO-178B is recognized by industry and certification authorities as an accepted approach for assuring that software in airborne systems and equipment has been developed to meet the safety objectives of the regulations.
U.S Terminal and En Route Area Navigation (RNAV) Operations with Change 2
Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, Instrument Departure Procedures (DPs), and Standard Terminal Arrivals (STARs). Operators and pilots should use the guidance in this AC to determine their eligibility for these U.S.
Approval of U.S. Operators and Aircraft to Operate Under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in European Airspace Designated for Basic Area Navigation (B-RNAV) and Precision Area Navigation (P-RNAV)
Provides guidance regarding on-board Area Navigation (BRNAV) equipment requirements for operators of U.S. registered civil aircraft, operating in a Basic Area Navigation (BRNAV) environment in the European region.
Use of suitable Area navigation (RNAV) system on Conventional Routes and Procedures - Change 1
This advisory circular (AC) provides operational and airworthiness guidance regrading the suitablity and use of RNAV systems while operating on or transitioning to, conventional i.e. non-RNAV, routes and procedures within the United States (US) National Airspace System (NAS).
Guide for Developing a Receiving Inspection System for Aircraft Parts and Material - Change 1
Like all AC material, this AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. It is issued for guidance and to outline a method of compliance with the rules.
Continued Airworthiness Assessments of Powerplant and Auxiliary Power Unit Installations of Transport Category Airplanes
Describes the Continued Airworthiness Assessment Methodologies (CAAM). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Engine and Propeller Directorate (EPD) and the Transport Airplane Directorate (TAD) may use CAAM to identify unsafe conditions and determine when an “unsafe condition is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design” before prescribing corrective action in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.
Built-in Fire Extinguishing/Suppression Systems in Class C and Class F Cargo Compartments
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance concerning compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes pertaining to Class C and Class F cargo compartments that incorporate built-in fire extinguishing/suppression systems.
Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program for Apparent Violations of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations
This AC provides the information and guidance material an employer or contractor needs in order to voluntarily disclose an apparent violation ofthe drug and alcohol testing regulations listed in paragraph 3 ofthis AC.
Authorization of Aircraft and Operators for Flight in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Airspace
This advisory circular (AC) provides airworthiness and operational authorization guidance material for operators, pilots, certificate holders, and/or program managers conducting Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, §§ 91.180 and 91.706 Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) operations.
Airworthiness Certification of U.S.-Produced Aircraft and Engine Kits Assembled Outside the United States
Provides information and guidance concerning airworthiness certification requirements for aircraft or aircraft engines, assembled from kits by aircraft or aircraft engine manufacturers located in other countries.
Type Certification of Oxygenates and Oxygenated Gasoline Fuels in Part 23 Airplanes with Reciprocating Engines
Provides information and guidance concerning an acceptable means of compliance with Part 3 of the Civil Air Regulations (CAR) and Part 23 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), applicable to approval procedures for certification of alternate fuels.
Anomaly Reporting and Corrective Action for a Reusable Suborbital Rocket Operating Under an Experimental Permit
Provide guidance for reporting anomalie occurring in reusable suborbital rockets operating under an expermentalpermit issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) This AC also provide guidance for implementing an anomaly reporting and corrective action system for reusable suborbital rockets operating under FAA-issued experimental permit.
Dynamic Evaluation of Seat Restraint Systems and Occupant Protection on Transport Airplanes / with Change 1
The AC provides background and discussion of the reasoning behind the test procedures.
Land Acquisition and Relocation Assistance for Airport Improvement Program Assisted Projects (Consolidated through Change 7)
Provides guidance to sponsors of airport projects developed under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to meet the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (PL 91-646, as amended) and the Regulations of the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 24.
Airworthiness Certification of Civil Aircraft, Engine, Propellers, and Related Products Imported to the United States
Provides information on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) objectives, regulations, and general practices for the United States of America airworthiness certification or acceptance of civil aeronautical products imported to the U.S.
Compliance Criteria for 14 CFR §33.28, Aircraft Engines, Electrical and Electronic Engine Control Systems
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with 14 CFR 33.28, Electrical and Electronic Engine Control Systems.
Guidance Material for 14 CFR 33.28, Reciprocating Engine, Electrical and Electronic Engine Control Systems
Provides guidance and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used by designers of reciprocating engine electronic control systems to demonstrate compliance with §33.28 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 33.28), Electrical and electronic engine control systems.
Approval of Offshore Standard Approach Procedures, Airborne Radar Approaches, and Helicopter En Route Descent Areas
This AC provides criteria and describes acceptable methods for obtaining approval to use Offshore Standard Approach Procedures (OSAP), Airborne Radar Approaches (ARA), and Helicopter En Route Descent Areas (HEDA) to descend in uncontrolled airspace to an altitude where the pilot can proceed to land using visual references to the surface.
Use of Alternate Grades of Aviation Gasoline for Grade 80/87, and Use of Automotive Gasoline
This circular also provides suggestions for added safety in the use of automotive gasoline in those aircraft engines and aircraft covered by Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs).
Guidance for 30-Second and 2-Minute One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) Ratings for Rotorcraft Turbine Engines
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and acceptable means, but not the only means, for demonstrating compliance with the specific requirements applicable to 30-second and 2-minute One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) rotorcraft turbine engine ratings in part 33 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 33).
Design Considerations for Minimizing Hazards caused by Uncontained Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Rotor Failure
Sets forth a method of compliance with the requirements of Sections 23.903(b)(1), 25.901(d) and 25.903(d)(1) of the FAR pertaining to design precautions taken to minimize the hazards to an airplane in the event of uncontained engine or auxiliary power unit rotor (compressor and turbine) failure and engine fan blade failures.
Best Practices for Airborne Electronic Hardware Design Assurance Using EUROCAE ED-80( ) and RTCA DO-254( )
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.
Airworthiness Approval of Synthetic Vision Systems, Synthetic Vision Guidance Systems and Aircraft State Awareness Synthetic Vision Systems
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has consolidated all synthetic vision related guidance into this advisory circular (AC).
Revised Powerplant Engineering Report No. 3A Standard Fire Test Apparatus and Procedure (for Flexible Hose Assemblies)
Announces the availability of the subject report.
Repair Station Guidance for Compliance with the Safety Agreement between the United States and the European Union
This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance regarding a repair station located in the United States obtaining, renewing, or amending a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-145 approval and an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) located within the European Union (EU) obtaining, renewing, or amending a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station certificate under the provisions of the U.S.
Airworthiness Criteria for the Installation Approval of a Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) for Part 25 Airplanes
Describes an acceptable means for obtaining FAA airworthiness approval for the installation of a Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) that has been approved under Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C151a.
The title is Best Practices for Airborne Software Development Assurance Using EUROCAE ED-12( ) and RTCA DO-178( )
This advisory circular (AC) provides information in the form of “best practices” and, as such, is not intended as guidance but rather as complementary information to ED-12C/DO-178C (and related documents) and AC 20-115D.
Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, Aircraft Engine High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning Protection Features - Including Change 1
This advisory circular (AC) change updates the references provided in the original document. The AC change number and the date of the change are shown at the top of each applicable page.
The Certification of Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems for Operation in the High-intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Environment
This advisory circular (AC) will provide you with information and guidance on how to show compliance with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 23.1308, 25.1317, 27.1317, and 29.1317, High-intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Protection.
Airworthiness Approval of Enhanced Vision System, Synthetic Vision System, Combined Vision System, and Enhanced Flight Vision System Equipment
The preamble accompanying the 2016 EFVS rule specifically references paragraphs 4-5, 4-5.c.4, 4-5.c.4.(h).(iv), and 6-2.f.4. These referenced paragraphs equate to paragraphs 4.5, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52.8.4, 184.108.40.206, respectively.
FAA English Language Standard for an FAA Certificate Issued Under 14 CFR Parts 61, 63, 65, and 107
This advisory circular (AC) introduces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation English Language Standard (AELS) and provides guidance to applicants, airmen, training organizations, Designated Examiners (DE), and flight and ground instructors on how to determine that an applicant for an FAA certificate or a person holding an FAA certificate meets the FAA AELS.
Design and Installation Guidance for an Airborne System for Non-Required Telecommunication Service in Non Aeronautical Frequency Bands
ASNRT equipment is intended to provide flight crews with voice and data communication service over non aeronautical frequency bands.
Standardized Procedures for Obtaining Approval of Data Used in the Performance of Major Repairs and Major Alterations - Change 1
This AC also provides information that can help determine if a proposed repair/alteration requires approved data, guidance and standardized procedures for obtaining field approval (or approval by other means) of data, and instructions for completing the field approval checklist.
Development of Transport Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Using and Enhanced Zonal Analysis Procedure
That rule requires design approval holders (DAHs) and applicants to develop instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) consisting of maintenance and inspection tasks, intervals, and procedures for the representative airplane’s electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for each affected type design.
Comparative Endurance Test Method to Show Durability for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts
Comparative Endurance Test Method to Show Durability for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts
Technical Information Regarding Civil Aeronautics Manuals 1, 3, 4a, 4b, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, and 14
Advises the public that policy information contained in the subject Civil Aeronautics Manuals may be used in conjunction with specific sections of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Oxidation, Hot Corrosion, Thermal Fatigue, and Erosion Characteristics Testing to Support 14 CFR, Part 33, § 33.15, Compliancefor Turbine Engines
These equivalencies relate to oxidation, hot corrosion, and thermal fatigue and erosion characteristics in the engine environment.
JIG Fixtures; Replacement of Wing Attach Angles and Doublers on Douglas DC-3 Series Aircraft, Airworthiness Directive 66-18-2
Describes methods of determining that jig fixtures used in the replacement of the subject attached angles and doublers meet the requirements of Airworthiness Directive 66-18-2.
Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports
This AC describes the qualifications for wildlife biologists who conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHA) for airports, and it addresses the minimum wildlife hazard management curriculum for the initial and recurrent training of airport personnel who implement Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (WHMPs).
Guidance for Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance and Localizer Performance without Vertical Guidance Approach Operations in the U.S.
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for operators to conduct Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 97 instrument flight rules (IFR) Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) instrument approach procedures (IAP) with Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) and Localizer Performance without vertical guidance (LP) lines of minima using the wide area augmentation system (WAAS).
Engine Overtorque Test, Calibration Test, Endurance Test, and Teardown Inspection for Turbine Engine Certification (§§ 33.84, 33.85, 33.87, 33.93)
This advisory circular (AC) provides a method of compliance for the test requirements of Title 14, of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 33.84 (engine overtorque test) when the applicant chooses to run that test as part of the endurance test of § 33.87. It also provides information and guidance on the test requirements of § 33.85 (calibration test), § 33.87 (endurance test), and § 33.93 (teardown inspection).
Operations and Airworthiness Considerations for U.S.-Based Leasing Companies Operating U.S.
This AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, for U.S.
Conversion Process for Pilot Certificates in Accordance with the Technical Implementation Procedures - Licensing as Part of the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement Between the FAA and EASA
This AC describes the procedures for converting a European Union Part-Flight Crew Licensing (EU Part-FCL) pilot license to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificate. It also contains information on whom to contact and where to find the process for converting an FAA pilot certificate to an EU Part-FCL pilot license.
Conversion Process for Pilot Certificates in Accordance with the Implementation Procedures for Licensing as part of the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement Between the Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada Civil Aviation Authority for Pilot Licensing
Pilots who are licensed by TCCA and comply with the special conditions listed within the Implementation Procedures for Licensing (IPL) are considered to be eligible for the associated FAA pilot certificate for airplane and/or rotorcraft–helicopter at the private, commercial, and airline transport pilot (ATP) levels including associated instrument ratings and applicable pilot type ratings.