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AIM

10/12/17

Code of Federal Regulations and Advisory Circulars

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

Code of Federal Regulations and Advisory Circulars

Code of Federal Regulations - The FAA publishes the
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to make readily
available to the aviation community the regulatory
requirements placed upon them. These regulations
are sold as individual parts by the Superintendent of
Documents.

The more frequently amended parts are sold on
subscription service with subscribers receiving
changes automatically as issued. Less active parts are
sold on a single

−sale basis. Changes to single-sale

parts will be sold separately as issued. Information
concerning these changes will be furnished by the
FAA through its Status of Federal Aviation
Regulations, AC 00

−44.

Advisory Circulars - The FAA issues Advisory
Circulars (AC) to inform the aviation public in a
systematic way of nonregulatory material. Unless
incorporated into a regulation by reference, the
contents of an advisory circular are not binding on the
public. Advisory Circulars are issued in a numbered
subject system corresponding to the subject areas of
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (Title 14,
Chapter 1, FAA).

AC 00

−2, Advisory Circular Checklist and Status of

Other FAA Publications, contains advisory circulars
that are for sale as well as those distributed
free

−of−charge by the FAA.

NOTE

The above information relating to CFRs and ACs is
extracted from AC 00

−2. Many of the CFRs and ACs listed

in AC 00

−2 are cross−referenced in the AIM. These

regulatory and nonregulatory references cover a wide
range of subjects and are a source of detailed information
of value to the aviation community. AC 00

−2 is issued

annually and can be obtained free

−of−charge from:

U.S. Department of Transportation
Subsequent Distribution Office
Ardmore East Business Center
3341 Q 75th Avenue
Landover, MD  20785
Telephone: 301

−322−4961

AC 00

−2 may also be found at:  http://www.faa.gov under

Advisory Circulars.

External References - All references to Advisory
Circulars and other FAA publications in the
Aeronautical Information Manual include the FAA
Advisory Circular or Order identification numbers
(when available). However, due to varied publication
dates, the basic publication letter is not included.

EXAMPLE

FAA Order JO 7110.65X, Air Traffic Control, is referenced
as FAA Order JO 7110.65.