b. Type and Placement of Identification. The identification must be fireproof, placed where it is not likely to be defaced or removed during normal service, and placed on a noncritical surface that is not normally removable (for example, not on an inspection plate, removable fairing, or access cover). Refer to table 1 below for additional identification plate location information.
Table 1, Identification Plate Location
Aircraft or Equipment Location Comments
Aircraft, except for balloons (1) Outside the aircraft so that it is legible from the ground, either just behind and next to the rear-most entrance door or on the fuselage near the tail surface.
(2) If the aircraft was manufactured before March 7, 1988, some other interior or exterior location near an entrance, so that it is legible from the ground, either just behind and next to the rear-most entrance door or on the fuselage near the tail surface. The model and serial numbers also must be displayed on the fuselage exterior.
For aircraft described in (2), the FAA accepts locations where you have to open a door, or remove items such as baggage or carry-on items, to make the plate visible. The plate may be covered or enclosed if it can be uncovered without tools or removing aircraft components.
Engines At an accessible place where it will not be lost in an accident.
Propellers, propeller blades, or propeller hubs On a noncritical surface. If possible, where it is visible without disassembly of the propeller.
Balloons On the balloon envelope and, if practicable, where it is legible to the operator when the balloon is inflated. Mark the basket and heater assembly with the manufacturer’s name, part number (or equivalent), and serial number (or equivalent).
|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):|
All commercial aircraft have these....although locations tend to very. Most times they are located on the tail
|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):|
Most times they are located on the tail
|Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 6):|
Never seen that
|Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 7):|
(a) Aircraft and aircraft engines. Aircraft covered under §21.182 of this chapter must be identified, and each person who manufacturers an aircraft engine under a type or production certificate shall identify that engine, by means of a fireproof plate that has the information specified in §45.13 of this part marked on it by etching, stamping, engraving, or other approved method of fireproof marking. ... Except as provided in paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) of this section, the aircraft identification plate must be secured to the aircraft fuselage exterior so that it is legible to a person on the ground, and must be either adjacent to and aft of the rear-most entrance door or on the fuselage surface near the tail surfaces.
|Quoting Oldtimer (Reply 11):|
Obviously an FAA requirement, but as stated previously, UK, and to my knowledge the rest of Europe, have these plates around the L1 door area.