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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.