ASTM F3179 / F3179M - 16

    Standard Specification for Performance of Aeroplanes

    Active Standard ASTM F3179 / F3179M | Developed by Subcommittee: F44.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the airworthiness design standards associated with general aeroplane performance.

    1.2 This specification is applicable to small aeroplanes as defined in Terminology F3060.

    1.3 The applicant for a design approval shall seek the individual guidance to their respective civil aviation authority (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 aircraft airworthiness regulations (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”), refer to the ASTM Committee F44 webpage ( which includes CAA website links.

    1.4 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. 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.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F3060 Terminology for Aircraft

    F3173 Specification for Handling Characteristics of Aeroplanes

    F3174/F3174M Specification for Establishing Operating Limitations and Information for Aeroplanes

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25130000(Aircraft)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3179_F3179M-16

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F3179 / F3179M-16, Standard Specification for Performance of Aeroplanes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016,

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