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    ASTM F3061 / F3061M - 20

    Standard Specification for Systems and Equipment in Small Aircraft

    Active Standard ASTM F3061 / F3061M | Developed by Subcommittee: F44.50

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers international standards for the systems and equipment aspects of airworthiness and design for “small” aircraft.

    1.2 The applicant for a design approval must seek the individual guidance of their respective CAA body concerning the use of this standard as part of a certification plan. For information on which CAA regulatory bodies have accepted this standard (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 (www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F44.htm) which includes CAA website links.

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F3060 Terminology for Aircraft

    F3083/F3083M Specification for Emergency Conditions, Occupant Safety and Accommodations

    F3116/F3116M Specification for Design Loads and Conditions

    F3117/F3117M Specification for Crew Interface in Aircraft

    F3173/F3173M Specification for Aircraft Handling Characteristics

    F3179/F3179M Specification for Performance of Aircraft

    F3227/F3227M Specification for Environmental Systems in Aircraft

    F3231/F3231M Specification for Electrical Systems for Aircraft with Combustion Engine Electrical Power Generation

    F3232/F3232M Specification for Flight Controls in Small Aircraft

    F3309/F3309M Practice for Simplified Safety Assessment of Systems and Equipment in Small Aircraft

    F3316/F3316M Specification for Electrical Systems for Aircraft with Electric or Hybrid-Electric Propulsion

    F3367 Practice for Simplified Methods for Addressing High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Indirect Effects of Lightning on Aircraft

    Other Standards

    AC 20-136

    RTCA DO-178, Rev B Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification Available from RTCA, 1150 18th NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, https://www.rtca.org.

    RTCA DO-254

    SAE Standard

    SAE ARP4754, Rev A Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft Systems


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.020 (Aircraft and space vehicles in general)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3061_F3061M-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3061 / F3061M-20, Standard Specification for Systems and Equipment in Small Aircraft, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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