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    ASTM F3120 / F3120M - 15

    Standard Specification for Ice Protection for General Aviation Aircraft

    Active Standard ASTM F3120 / F3120M | Developed by Subcommittee: F44.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers international standards for ice protection aspects of airworthiness and design for “general aviation” aircraft.

    1.2 The applicant for a design approval must seek the individual guidance of their respective CAA body concerning the use of this standard as part of a certification plan. For information on which CAA regulatory bodies have accepted this standard (in whole or in part) as a means of compliance to their Small Aircraft Airworthiness regulations (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”), refer to ASTM F44 webpage ( which includes CAA website links.

    1.3 Units—The values are stated in units common to the field of aircraft icing. Typically SI or inch-pound units are used, but in some cases this has resulted in the use of mixed units due to the historical development of these values. In cases where values are given in one system with the other system following in 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 non-conformance with the standard.

    1.4 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.

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3120_F3120M-15

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    ASTM F3120 / F3120M-15, Standard Specification for Ice Protection for General Aviation Aircraft, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015,

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