ASTM Standards for Light Sport Aircraft
Why You Should Attend
This two day course gives LSA manufacturers the tools they need to establish and maintain staff that are trained in the use and implementation of industry standards. It provides a general overview of all relevant ASTM Committee F37 standards--the only ones currently accepted for use in the United States.
Note: Students are expected to have an understanding of the standards developed by ASTM's Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft.
- Requirements to obtain a Light Sport Aircraft Certificate
- Strategies to implement widely accepted internal quality control and production procedures to ensure minimal compliance to the ASTM standards
- How to incorporate standards requirements into company processes
- Procedures to determine and show compliance to the standards
- Connection between references from civil aviation authorities to use of the standards and requirements in the standards themselves
Get Hands-On Experience
- Perform a sample continued operational safety risk assessment, determine action, create notice of corrective action and show documentation
- Perform a sample receiving inspection, determine the appropriate action for parts that do not conform to drawing requirements and show the required documentation
- Analyze a sample Quality Assurance Record, Quality Assurance Manual, manufacturing process document and compliance checklist to determine they are complete and meet standards requirements
- Analyze the effects of making changes to an aircraft design; determine what limitations, if any, the change would require and show documentation
- Analyze a sample statement of compliance and determine the correct entries for different aircraft
Light Sport Aircraft Certificate Program
For a fee of $99, each attendee will have the option to take an examination to receive a Light Sport Aircraft Certificate. To receive a certificate, the participant must complete the ASTM Light Sport Aircraft Training Course and pass a 50-question multiple-choice examination. A passing score is answering 40 questions (80%) or more correctly on the examination. Benefits of receiving a certificate include:
- Providing LSA manufacturers with a basis for evaluating skills and qualifications of current and future staff
- Allowing certificate holders to differentiate themselves from others in their profession and advance their careers
- Listing in ASTM Directory of Certificate Holders
Who Should Attend
- LSA manufacture personnel assigned to F37 standards compliance
- LSA manufacturer Quality Assurance managers
- Civil Aviation Authority Regulators
- Accident investigators (NTSB)
- State Aviation Authorities
- LSA industry service providers, such as mechanic schools, fixed based operators (FBO's), etc.
- Technicians, shop foremen, sales representatives, and regulators new to LSA, and anyone who needs knowledge of ASTM standards for aircraft
Note: Not intended for aircraft designers with years of experience.
About the Instructors
Thomas Gunnarson specializes in the coordination, development and promotion of safety standards for Light Sport Aircraft domestically and internationally. He is the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) focal for the ASTM F37 Committee on Light Sport Aircraft. He has over 30 years of experience in the recreational aircraft industry, including leadership roles with the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association and U.S. Ultralight Association.
Adam Morrison, and his company Streamline Designs, provide a variety of engineering, technical, and business consulting services to the aviation industry. He has served the light aircraft industry through standards development, interpretation, application, and training since the beginning of consensus standards development efforts for light aviation. In various leadership roles within the industry, he enjoys bringing together diverse interests for the good of aviation worldwide. He recently received the Daniel A. Schultz Award for significant and outstanding contributions to global standardization by a member of the Light Sport Aircraft community.
Course Outline Organization
Day 1 Overview
ASTM and LSA Committee Overview
Standards development process
Produce Initial Aircraft
Production test documentation
Industry Compliance Auditing
USA Specific Information
FAA Involvement with Light Sport Aircraft and ASTM Standards
Filling out a 8130-15 Statement of Compliance
Required documents, signoffs
Regulatory documents related to LSA
Cross-Cutting Standards and Developing Compliance Documents
Maintenance ManualKit Assembly Instructions
Day 2 Aircraft-Specific Standards (Fixed-Wing)
Technical Review of ASTM F2295 and F2279
Continued Operational Safety Monitoring (F2295)
Quality Assurance in Manufacture (F2279)
Technical Review of ASTM F2245
Design and Performance of a LSA Airplane (F2245)
Comparison to other existing standards
Mandatory and non-mandatory material
Design and Construction
Appendices-simplified load criteria and water loads
Aircraft Operating Instructions
Wrap Up and Questions
About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee
ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library provides instant access to nearly every standard, paper, chapter, or book ever published by ASTM. In addition, the 82 volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (print, CD-ROM, and online) contain 13,000 standards written by 34,000 members from 140 technical committees. The members of ASTM Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the standards upon which this course is based.
On-Site Training Available
ASTM can bring this course to your site. Train your entire staff at once. For more information, contact Sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.
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