Standard: FAA - 14 CFR PART 133


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This part prescribes—

(a) Airworthiness certification rules for rotorcraft used in; and

(b) Operating and certification rules governing the conduct of rotorcraft external- load operations in the United States by any person.

(c) The certification rules of this part do not apply to—

(1) Rotorcraft manufacturers when developing external-load attaching means;

(2) Rotorcraft manufacturers demonstrating compliance of equipment utilized under this part or appropriate portions of part 27 or 29 of this chapter;

(3) Operations conducted by a person demonstrating compliance for the issuance of a certificate or authorization under this part;

(4) Training flights conducted in preparation for the demonstration of compliance with this part; or

(5) A Federal, State, or local government conducting operations with public aircraft.

(d) For the purpose of this part, a person other than a crewmember or a person who is essential and directly connected with the external-load operation may be carried only in approved Class D rotorcraft-load combinations.

Organization: Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 14 cfr part 133
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Page Count: 9
Change Type: STCH
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: NO
Current Version: NO
Status: Inactive

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
14 CFR PART 133 Change Type: COMPLETE REVISION Update Date: 2018-01-01 Status: ACTV
14 CFR PART 133 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2017-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 133 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2015-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 133 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2014-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 133 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2013-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 133 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2012-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 133 Change Type: Update Date: 2011-01-01 Status: INAC
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