14 CFR 29.141 - General.

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§ 29.141 General.
The rotorcraft must—
(a) Except as specifically required in the applicable section, meet the flight characteristics requirements of this subpart—
(1) At the approved operating altitudes and temperatures;
(2) Under any critical loading condition within the range of weights and centers of gravity for which certification is requested; and
(3) For power-on operations, under any condition of speed, power, and rotor r.p.m. for which certification is requested; and
(4) For power-off operations, under any condition of speed, and rotor r.p.m. for which certification is requested that is attainable with the controls rigged in accordance with the approved rigging instructions and -tolerances;
(b) Be able to maintain any required flight condition and make a smooth transition from any flight condition to any other flight condition without exceptional piloting skill, alertness, or strength, and without danger of exceeding the limit load factor under any operating condition probable for the type, including—
(1) Sudden failure of one engine, for multiengine rotorcraft meeting Transport Category A engine isolation requirements;
(2) Sudden, complete power failure, for other rotorcraft; and
(3) Sudden, complete control system failures specified in § 29.695 of this part; and
(c) Have any additional characteristics required for night or instrument operation, if certification for those kinds of operation is requested. Requirements for helicopter instrument flight are contained in appendix B of this part.
[Doc. No. 5084, 29 FR 16150, Dec. 8, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 29-3, 33 FR 905, Jan. 26, 1968; Amdt. 29-12, 41 FR 55471, Dec. 20, 1976; Amdt. 29-21, 48 FR 4391, Jan. 31, 1983; Amdt. 29-24, 49 FR 44436, Nov. 6, 1984]

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  • 2014-12-31; vol. 79 # 250 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    1. 79 FR 78694 - Special Conditions: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK117D-2 Helicopters; Use of 30-Minute Power Rating
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Aviation Administration
      Final special conditions; request for comments.
      This action is effective on Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK117D-2 Helicopters on December 19, 2014. We must receive your comments by March 2, 2015.
      14 CFR Part 29

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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 29 after this date.

  • 2014-12-31; vol. 79 # 250 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    1. 79 FR 78694 - Special Conditions: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK117D-2 Helicopters; Use of 30-Minute Power Rating
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Aviation Administration
      Final special conditions; request for comments.
      This action is effective on Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK117D-2 Helicopters on December 19, 2014. We must receive your comments by March 2, 2015.
      14 CFR Part 29