ASTM WK41326

    New Specification for Design Loads and Conditions

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F44.30 | Committee F44 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification addresses the airworthiness requirements for the design loads and conditions of small airplanes. 1.2 This specification is applicable to small airplanes as defined in Terminology F3060. Use of the term airplane is used throughout this specification and will mean small airplane. 1.3 The applicant for a design approval shall seek individual guidance from their respective civil aviationauthority (CAA) body concerning the use of this specification as part of a certification plan. For information on which CAA regulatory bodies have accepted this specification (in whole or in part) as a means of compliance to their small airplane airworthiness rules (hereinafter referred to as the Rules), refer to the ASTM Committee F44 webpage ( which includes CAA website links. 1.4 Units-Currently, there is a mix of SI and Imperial units. In many locations, SI units have been included; otherwise; units are as they appear in Amendment 62 of 14 CFR Part 23. In a future revision, values will be consistently stated in SI units followed by Imperial units in square brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    flight loads; strength requirements; airframe; general aviation; aircraft

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Richard Manwell


    F44 (14-07)

    Withdrawn From Balloting


    F44 (15-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3116-2015 and Pending Publication