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Significance and Use
4.1 The purpose of this practice is to provide the minimum requirements necessary for the establishment of a production acceptance program for a manufacturer of light sport aircraft.
4.2 The purpose of this specification is to provide the minimum requirements for the establishment of a ground and flight test program for verifying the initial production aircraft meets certain operational performance requirements that have been set forth by the manufacturer in its Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH).
4.3 In addition, this specification provides minimum requirements to verify that each subsequent production airplane has no obvious defects that would prevent the safe operation of the airplane.
4.4 All requirements given in this specification are to be performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s Specification F2972-compliant quality assurance system requirements.
4.5 The following criteria should not be construed as requirements for specific features to be included on a LSA. When a requirement specifies a feature that does not exist on a LSA, the requirement does not apply.
1.1 The following requirements apply for the manufacture of fixed wing aircraft, including gliders. This practice includes the production acceptance test requirements.
1.2 This practice applies to aircraft seeking civil aviation authority approval, in the form of flight certificates, flight permits, or other like documentation.
1.3 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.
F2245 Specification for Design and Performance of a Light Sport Airplane
F2564 Specification for Design and Performance of a Light Sport Glider
F2972 Specification for Light Sport Aircraft Manufacturers Quality Assurance System
ICS Number Code 49.020 (Aircraft and space vehicles in general)