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This specification covers design and performance requirements that apply for the manufacture of lighter-than-air light sport aircraft. Performance requirements for balloons, airships and thermal airships are: proof of compliance; general performance; flight performance; climb; controllability and maneuverability; descent; landing; and stability and control. Structure requirements for airships, thermal airships, balloons and vectored thrust balloons are presented in details. The power plant installation shall be easily accessible for inspection and maintenance. The equipments for airships and free balloons are presented in details. The operating limitations and other information necessary for safe operation shall be established and documented in a flight manual, which will be made available to the pilot upon aircraft delivery.
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1.1 This specification covers design and performance requirements that apply for the manufacture of lighter-than-air light sport aircraft.
1.2 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 requirements 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.
F2354 Specification for Continued Airworthiness System for Lighter-Than-Air Light Sport Aircraft
F2356 Specification for Production Acceptance Testing System for Lighter-Than-Air Light Sport Aircraft
F2427 Specification for Required Product Information to be Provided with Lighter-Than-Air Light Sport Aircraft
F2483 Practice for Maintenance and the Development of Maintenance Manuals for Light Sport Aircraft
F2563 Practice for Kit Assembly Instructions of Aircraft Intended Primarily for Recreation
F2972 Specification for Light Sport Aircraft Manufacturers Quality Assurance System
ICS Number Code 49.020 (Aircraft and space vehicles in general)
UNSPSC Code 25132005(Ultra light aircraft)
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ASTM F2355-14, Standard Specification for Design and Performance Requirements for Lighter-Than-Air Light Sport Aircraft, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top