Significance and Use
The purpose of this practice is to provide guidance to owners, mechanics, airports, regulatory officials, and aircraft and component manufacturers who may accomplish maintenance, repairs, and alterations on a light unmanned aircraft system (UAS). In addition, this practice covers the format and content of maintenance manuals and instructions for the maintenance, repair, and alteration of light UAS. The light UAS can be operated as a commercial aircraft or as a sport aircraft. This practice states the requirements for the maintenance of light commercial UAS. These same requirements may be used for the sport light UAS with the provisions shown. The maintenance requirements are divided between the aircraft and the ground equipment. The aircraft contains the air data terminal and the ground station controls the nearby ground data terminal. Therefore, the data link is not listed as a separate component, but has elements in the aircraft and near the ground station that is called the ground data terminal.
1.1 This practice provides guidelines for the qualifications to accomplish the various levels of maintenance on certificated light unmanned aircraft system (UAS). In addition, it provides the content and structure of maintenance manuals for aircraft, ground control station, and data links that are operated as a light unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F2241 Specification for Continued Airworthiness System for Powered Parachute Aircraft
F2295 Practice for Continued Operational Safety Monitoring of a Light Sport Aircraft
F2395 Terminology for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
F2411 Specification for Design and Performance of an Airborne Sense-and-Avoid System
F2415 Practice for Continued Airworthiness System for Light Sport Gyroplane Aircraft
14CFRPart65 Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers
aircraft alterations; aircraft inspections; aircraft maintenance; aircraft repairs; light UAS; maintenance manual; unmanned aircraft;
ICS Number Code 49.020 (Aircraft and space vehicles in general)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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