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    F44 General Aviation Aircraft

    About the Event

    The workshop, eVTOL Means of Compliance: Closing Gaps with ASTM AC433 will be held virtually on Monday, November 2nd 2020 at 11am ET. This workshop is hosted by ASTM Administrative Committee 433 (AC433) – Means of Compliance for eVTOL UAM Aircraft. AC433 is composed of stakeholders from industry, government, and academia representing four Technical Committees in ASTM: F37 on Light Sport Aircraft, F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, F39 on Aircraft Systems, and F44 on General Aviation.



    EVTOL aircraft have the opportunity to leverage the performance-based rule language that was developed as part of rewriting 14 CFR Part 23 / CS-23 and the accompanying industry consensus standards that have been accepted as a means of compliance through ASTM F3264. While this provides a solid foundation for the certification basis and means of compliance (MoC) for these new aircraft architectures, the new technology and novel configurations of eVTOL aircraft mean that there are gaps that need to be filled. Regulators like the FAA with 21.17 and EASA with SC-VTOL are working on the certification basis side of the equation. ASTM AC433 is tracking and coordinating efforts to close gaps in the industry consensus standards that are available for MoC.

    This mini workshop will include regulator and general industry updates as well as a series of "lightning round" presentations to highlight many of the ongoing standards efforts to address MoC gaps. It is recommended that anyone working with the certification of an eVTOL project attend, particularly those looking for ways of accelerating the creation of relevant MoC standards.

    Registration Information

    Online registration for this workshop is now open and will close on Sunday, November 1st, 2020. You may register for the workshop using the link below.


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    Technical Chair Contact Information

    For additional information on this workshop please contact the workshop co-chairs:

    Anna Dietrich
    AMD Consulting

    Tom Gunnarson

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