Useful regulatory websites

It’s very important, and can be somewhat challenging, to maintain full regulatory compliance. It’s not always that an operator doesn’t want to comply, it’s that they don’t know where to begin to look for information to know what they must comply with. Operating safely goes far beyond maintaining regulatory compliance. One way of looking at regulations would be to compare the regulations to a minimum speed sign on the highway. There are some places that will state minimum speed and also the maximum speed. Regulations by themselves are equivalent to the minimum speed. They are the least you need to comply with to operate at a reasonably safe level. To go above and beyond, there is other guidance material available to you to help guide and design ways of operating to the highest level of safety permissible.
Do not misunderstand regulations being the minimum level of safety. You can operate to the minimum requirements, which should be to comply with all regulatory requirements, and still be reasonably safe. Operators have the opportunity to go above and beyond the minimum regulatory compliance and reference guidance to learn methods and practices for maintaining and/or exceeding regulatory requirements.

On this page you will find the top level website of various aviation regulations and guidance, as well as many other useful webpages. All content is hyperlinked for you.


14 CFRTitle 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Aeronautics and Space)

49 CFRTitle 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Transportation)

ACOBAir Carrier Operations Bulletin

ACAdvisory Circulars (Cabin Safety) Advisory Circulars (Main via RGL) Advisory Circulars (All)

ADAirworthiness Directives

CAMICivil Aerospace Medical Institute

FAA – AMFAA Office of Aviation Medicine Reports

FAA RegistryN-Number Inquiry

FARFederal Aviation Regulations & Regulation Exemption Search & Regulation Exemptions on RGL

FSIMSFlight Standards Information Management System

INFOInformation For Operators

MMELMaster Minimum Equipment List

MMEL Policy Letters FSIMS MMEL Policy Letters

NPRM – Notices of Proposed Rulemaking; NPRM (1947 – 2010) FAA access only.

RGLRegulatory Guidance Library and Regulatory Guidance Library (CFR Final Rules)

SAFOSafety Alerts For Operators

SSI – Sensitive Security Information (Protection of – Part 15) (Protection of – Part 1520)

STCSupplemental Type Certificate or Supplemental Type Certificate on RGL

TCDSType Certificate Data Sheets

TSOTechnical Standard Order or TSO’s on or Cabin Safety Technical Standard Orders

USCUnited States Code (Titles)

System SafetyFAA System Safety Handbook  

DOT Industry LettersGuidance Regarding Aviation Rules and Statute



Aircraft Safety Alerts

Airline Certificate Information

Airline Certification

Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)

Aviation Safety & Health Program (ASHP)

Cabin Safety

Child Safety

Civil Penalties

Equivalent Levels of Safety Findings

Federal Register

Final Rules (CFR)

Fire and Cabin Safety Reports

Fire and Cabin Safety Research

Flight Delay Information

Hazardous Materials – Airline Operations

Hazardous Materials – Passengers and Crew

Hazardous Materials – Regulations and Policies

Historical FAA Regulations

Legal Interpretations

Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL)

Master Minimum Equipment (MMEL) Policy Letters

Medical/Medicine questions

Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

NPRM – Proposed and Final Rules

Passengers with disabilities

Recently Published Rulemaking Documents

Safety Management Systems

Safety Management Systems – Policy and Requirements

Safety Management System – Training  

Supplemental Type Certificates

Type Certificate Data Sheets

Unruly Passenger Statistics



Aviation Safety Reporting System (NASA)

CDC – Infection Control Guidelines for Cabin Crew Members on Commercial Aircraft

EPA – Aircraft Drinking Water

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Guide

NTSB Safety Study: Emergency Evacuation of Commercial Airplanes

PHMSA – Hazardous Materials Safety

PHMSA – Hazmat Training Program Guide

PHMSA – Training materials and Publications

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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