Sec. 27.1587 - Performance information.

(a) The rotorcraft must be furnished with the following information, determined in accordance with 27.51 through 27.79 and 27.143(c):

(1) Enough information to determine the limiting height-speed envelope.

(2) Information relative to --

(i) The hovering ceilings and the steady rates of climb and descent, as affected by any pertinent factors such as airspeed, temperature, and altitude;

(ii) The maximum safe wind for operation near the ground. If there are combinations of weight, altitude, and temperature for which performance information is provided and at which the rotorcraft cannot land and takeoff safely with the maximum wind value, those portions of the operating envelope and the appropriate safe wind conditions shall be identified in the flight manual;

(iii) For reciprocating engine-powered rotorcraft, the maximum atmospheric temperature at which compliance with the cooling provisions of 27.1041 through 27.1045 is shown; and

(iv) Glide distance as a function of altitude when autorotating at the speeds and conditions for minimum rate of descent and best glide as determined in 27.71.

(b) The Rotorcraft Flight Manual must contain --

(1) In its performance information section any pertinent information concerning the takeoff weights and altitudes used in compliance with 27.51; and

(i) Any pertinent information concerning the takeoff procedure, including the kind of takeoff surface used in the tests and each appropriate climb- out speed; and

(ii) Any pertinent landing procedures, including the kind of landing surface used in the tests and appropriate approach and glide airspeeds; and

(2) The horizontal takeoff distance determined in accordance with 27.65(a)(2)(i). (Secs. 313(a), 601, 603, 604, and 605 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. 1354(a), 1421, 1423, 1424, and 1425); and sec. 6(c) of the Dept. of Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. 1655(c)))
 

[Doc. No. 5074, 29 FR 15695, Nov. 24, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 27-14, 43 FR 2326, Jan. 16, 1978; Amdt. 27-21, 49 FR 44435, Nov. 6, 1984]