(a) Engine type certification.
Each engine must have an approved type certificate. Reciprocating engines for use in helicopters must be qualified in accordance with § 33.49(d) of this chapter or be otherwise approved for the intended usage.
(b) Category A; engine isolation.
For each category A rotorcraft, the powerplants must be arranged and isolated from each other to allow operation, in at least one configuration, so that the failure or malfunction of any engine, or the failure of any system that can affect any engine, will not—
Prevent the continued safe operation of the remaining engines; or
Require immediate action, other than normal pilot action with primary flight controls, by any crewmember to maintain safe operation.
(c) Category A; control of engine rotation.
For each Category A rotorcraft, there must be a means for stopping the rotation of any engine individually in flight, except that, for turbine engine installations, the means for stopping the engine need be provided only where necessary for safety. In addition—
Each component of the engine stopping system that is located on the engine side of the firewall, and that might be exposed to fire, must be at least fire resistant; or
Duplicate means must be available for stopping the engine and the controls must be where all are not likely to be damaged at the same time in case of fire.
(d) Turbine engine installation.
For turbine engine installations—
Design precautions must be taken to minimize the hazards to the rotorcraft in the event of an engine rotor failure; and
The powerplant systems associated with engine control devices, systems, and instrumentation must be designed to give reasonable assurance that those engine operating limitations that adversely affect engine rotor structural integrity will not be exceeded in service.
(e) Restart capability.
A means to restart any engine in flight must be provided.
Except for the in-flight shutdown of all engines, engine restart capability must be demonstrated throughout a flight envelope for the rotorcraft.
Following the in-flight shutdown of all engines, in-flight engine restart capability must be provided.
(Secs. 313(a), 601, and 603, 72 Stat. 752, 775,
49 U.S.C. 1354(a), 1421
, and 1423; sec. 6(c), 49 U.S.C. 1655(c))
[Doc. No. 5084, 29 FR 16150, Dec. 3, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 29-12, 41 FR 55472, Dec. 20, 1976; Amdt. 29-26, 53 FR 34215, Sept. 2, 1988; Amdt. 29-31, 55 FR 38967, Sept. 21, 1990; 55 FR 41309, Oct. 10, 1990; Amdt. 29-36, 60 FR 55776, Nov. 2, 1995]