14 CFR Part 135, Appendix E to Part 135 - Helicopter Flight Recorder Specifications

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Appendix E to Part 135—Helicopter Flight Recorder Specifications
Parameters Range Accuracy sensor input to DFDR readout Sampling interval (per second) Resolution 2 read out
1 Per cent of full range.
2 This column applies to aircraft manufactured after October 11, 1991.
3 For all aircraft manufactured on or after December 6, 2010, the sampling interval per second is 4.
Time (GMT) 24 Hrs ±0.125% Per Hour 0.25 (1 per 4 seconds) 1 sec
Altitude −1,000 ft to max certificated altitude of aircraft ±100 to ±700 ft (See Table 1, TSO-C51a) 1 5′ to 30′.
Airspeed As the installed measuring system ±3% 1 1 kt
Heading 360° ±2° 1 0.5°.
Normal Acceleration (Vertical) −3g to 6g ±1% of max range excluding datum error of ±5% 8 0.01g
Pitch Attitude ±75° ±2° 2 0.5°
Roll Attitude ±180° ±2° 2 0.5°.
Radio Transmitter Keying On-Off (Discrete) 1 0.25 sec
Power in Each Engine: Free Power Turbine Speed and Engine Torque 0-130% (power Turbine Speed) Full range (Torque) ±2% 1 speed 1 torque (per engine) 0.2% 1 to 0.4% 1
Main Rotor Speed 0-130% ±2% 2 0.3% 1
Altitude Rate ±6,000 ft/min As installed 2 0.2% 1
Pilot Input—Primary Controls (Collective, Longitudinal Cyclic, Lateral Cyclic, Pedal) 3 Full range ±3% 2 0.5% 1
Flight Control Hydraulic Pressure Low Discrete, each circuit 1
Flight Control Hydraulic Pressure Selector Switch Position, 1st and 2nd stage Discrete 1
AFCS Mode and Engagement Status Discrete (5 bits necessary) 1
Stability Augmentation System Engage Discrete 1
SAS Fault Status Discrete 0.25
Main Gearbox Temperature Low As installed As installed 0.25 0.5% 1
Main Gearbox Temperature High As installed As installed 0.5 0.5% 1
Controllable Stabilator Position Full Range ±3% 2 0.4% 1.
Longitudinal Acceleration ±1g ±1.5% max range excluding datum error of ±5% 4 0.01g.
Lateral Acceleration ±1g ±1.5% max range excluding datum of ±5% 4 0.01g.
Master Warning Discrete 1
Nav 1 and 2 Frequency Selection Full range As installed 0.25
Outside Air Temperature −50 °C to 90 °C ±2° c 0.5 0.3° c
[Doc. No. 25530, 53 FR 26154, July 11, 1988; 53 FR 30906, Aug. 16, 1988; Amdt. 135-113, 73 FR 12571, Mar. 7, 2008; 73 FR 15281, Mar. 21, 2008; Amdt. 135-121, 75 FR 17047, Apr. 5, 2010]

Title 14 published on 2014-01-01

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  • 2014-04-21; vol. 79 # 76 - Monday, April 21, 2014
    1. 79 FR 22009 - Extension of Effective Date for the Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations Final Rule
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Aviation Administration
      Final rule; delay of effective date and request for comments.
      The effective date of the rule amending 14 CFR Parts 91, 120, and 135 published February 21, 2014 (79 FR 9932), is delayed until April 22, 2015. The amendment to § 135.293 in this document is effective April 22, 2015. Submit comments on or before May 21, 2014.
      14 CFR Parts 91, 120, and 135

Title 14 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 14 CFR 135 after this date.

  • 2014-04-21; vol. 79 # 76 - Monday, April 21, 2014
    1. 79 FR 22009 - Extension of Effective Date for the Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations Final Rule
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Aviation Administration
      Final rule; delay of effective date and request for comments.
      The effective date of the rule amending 14 CFR Parts 91, 120, and 135 published February 21, 2014 (79 FR 9932), is delayed until April 22, 2015. The amendment to § 135.293 in this document is effective April 22, 2015. Submit comments on or before May 21, 2014.
      14 CFR Parts 91, 120, and 135