ASTM WK59171

    New Specification for SUAS parachutes

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F38.01 | Committee F38 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    a. Develop a draft standard that defines the requirements for a parachute system that would allow an applicant/proponent to obtain approval to operate a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) directly over people. b. Prior to submitting it for ASTM ballot, circulate it for review/comment to other stakeholders not on the Task Group to include other parachute system suppliers, sUAS manufacturers and/or operators, etc. c. Finalize the draft standard using the ASTM balloting process. d. Publish an approved ASTM standard. e. Work with the FAA or appropriate civil aviation authority (CAA) to obtain a Notice of Availability (NOA) for this standard.



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

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Alan Erickson


    F38 (18-06)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3322-2018 and Pending Publication