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FAA Test Standards Updates

 

Below are the current editions (part numbers), effective dates, and updates for the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for both pilots and maintenance technicians. Effective Date shows the date the PTS became effective. The Update column shows the date of the most current update—click on the desired update to save the file.

If there is no date or "N/A", it indicates the FAA has not released any changes or updates to the edition number listed in the left column.

Current Updates

Book PTS/ACS Update
ACS-7 Commercial Pilot (Airplane) May 2018
8081-4E Instrument Pilot - Helicopter May 2018
8081-29 & 8081-31 Sport Pilot May 2018
8081-16B & 8081-7B Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter May 2018
8081-6DM
8081-6DS
Flight Instructor Airplane
(Multi-EngineLand & Sea)
April 2018
8081-5F.7
8081-10D
ATP and Type Rating (Airplane)
Aircraft Dispatcher
April 2018
8081-AMT-4 Aviation Mechanic Sep 2015
8081-9D Flight Instructor Instrument
(Airplane & Helicopter)
Apr 2014
8081-15A Private Pilot Rotorcraft
Helicopter and Gyroplane
May 2013
8081-22 Private, Commercial, and CFI Glider N/A
8081-3A Recreational Pilot N/A
8081-21 Flight Engineer N/A

 

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