ASTM WK45588

    Revision of F2245 - 13b Standard Specification for Design and Performance of a Light Sport Airplane

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Active Standard: F2245 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: F37.20 | Committee F37 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Based on work and industry feedback over the past few years, it has become clear that the use of the simplified appendices can result in non-conservative loads for certain, common LSA aircraft designs. This initial ballot adds in a number of constraints on the use of the simplified appendices. These constraints are largely in alignment with those in 14 CFR Part 23. For aircraft that fall within these constraint, the appendices should provide a reasonable and conservative set of loads for structural analysis and/or testing. Aircraft designs that do not meet these constraints cannot use the simplified methods.


    fixed-wing aircraft; light sport airplane;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Adam Morrison


    F37 (14-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as F2245-2014 and Pending Publication