In today’s Federal Register the FAA published a Notice of availability for proposed “Advisory Circular on Systems and Equipment Guide for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes and Airships” (AC 23-17B). This would replace and supercede the current AC 23-17A.
AC 23-17B sets forth guidance for complying with 14 CFR Part 23 for the certification of systems and equipment in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes and airships. According to the Notice, the “advisory circular both consolidates existing policy documents, and certain advisory circulars that cover specific paragraphs of the regulations, into a single document and adds new guidance.
Comments are due not later than October 29, 2004 and should be submitted to Leslie B. Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Regulations & Policy, ACE-111, 901 Locust Street, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4134; fax: 816-329-4090; e-mail: leslie.b.taylor.@faa.gov.