Flight Engineer Practical Test Standard for Reciprocation Engine, Turbo Propeller, and Turbojet Powered Aircraft FAA-S-8081-21 with Changes 1, 2, and 3: Title 49, United States Code, empowers the Administrator of the FAA to promote safety. Specifically, section 44701(a)(5) states: “The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall promote safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing – regulations and minimum standards....” Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) specifies areas of knowledge and skill that shall be demonstrated by an applicant before issuance of a flight engineer certificate. The standards for airman certificates are published in this practical test standard and contain specific TASKS in which competency shall be demonstrated. The FAA will revise this PTS whenever it is determined that changes are needed in the interest of safety. Adherence to provisions of the regulations and the practical test standard is mandatory for evaluation of flight engineer applicants. For some aircraft types, provisions of FAA Flight Standardization Board Reports (FSB) may specify details as to how 14 CFR and this practical test standard apply to certain TASKS, procedures, or knowledge areas. Airmen certification credits applicable to 14 CFR part 121 operators may be permitted in accordance with Special Federal Aviation Regulations (SFAR) 58; AC 120-53, Crew Qualification and Pilot Type Rating Requirements for Transport Category Aircraft Operated Under 14 CFR part 121; and FSB reports.