Sec. 171.27 - Performance requirements.
(a) The facility must meet the performance requirements set forth in the "International Standards and Recommended Practices, Aeronautical Telecommunications, Part I, paragraph 3.4" (Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation), except that identification by on-off keying of a second carrier frequency, separated from the main carrier by 1020 Hz plus or minus 50 Hz, is also acceptable.
(b) The facility must perform in accordance with recognized and accepted good electronic engineering practices for the desired service.
(c) Ground inspection consists of an examination of the design features of the equipment to determine (based on recognized and accepted good engineering practices) that there will not be conditions that will allow unsafe operations because of component failure or deterioration.
(d) Flight tests to determine the facility's adequacy for operational requirements and compliance with applicable "Standards and Recommended Practices" are conducted in accord- ance with the "U.S. Standard Flight Inspection Manual", particularly section 207. The original test is made by the FAA and later tests shall be made under arrangements, satisfactory to the FAA, that are made by the owner.
[Doc. No. 5034, 29 FR 11337, Aug. 6, 1964, as
amended by Amdt. 171-7, 35 FR 12711, Aug. 11, 1970]