ASTM WK46999

    New Specification for Control, Operational Characteristics, and Installation of Instruments and Sensor of Propulsion Systems Installed on Small Airplanes

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F44.40 | Committee F44 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This specification covers minimum requirements for the control and indication of propulsion systems installed on small airplanes in addition to standardizing their operational characteristic. 1.2 This specification is applicable to small airplanes as defined in the F44 terminology standard. Use of the term airplane is used throughout this specification and will mean small airplane. Unless specifically stated, the sections of this specification apply to all small airplanes including CS-VLA or very light airplanes if applicable to the particular application. 1.4 The applicant for a design approval shall seek the individual guidance to their respective 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 ASTM F44 webpage ( which includes CAA website links. 1.2 Units--The values stated are SI units followed by imperial units 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 nonconformance with the standard.


    design; manufacture; integration; powerplant; control; indication system requirements; general aviation; aircraft; Part 23

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    Boyd Rodeman


    F44 (14-07)

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