ASTM F3120 / F3120M - 19

    Standard Specification for Ice Protection for General Aviation Aircraft

    Active Standard ASTM F3120 / F3120M | Developed by Subcommittee: F44.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers international standards for ice protection aspects of airworthiness and design for “general aviation” aircraft.

    1.2 The applicant for a design approval must seek the individual guidance of 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 (www.ASTM.org/COMMITTEE/F44.htm) which includes CAA website links.

    1.3 Units—The values are stated in units common to the field of aircraft icing. Typically SI or inch-pound units are used, but in some cases this has resulted in the use of mixed units due to the historical development of these values. In cases where values are given in one system with the other system following 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 non-conformance with the standard.

    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

    F3061/F3061M Specification for Systems and Equipment in Small Aircraft

    F3066/F3066M Specification for Aircraft Powerplant Installation Hazard Mitigation

    F3082/F3082M Specification for Weights and Centers of Gravity of Aircraft

    F3093/F3093M Specification for Aeroelasticity Requirements

    F3117/F3117M Specification for Crew Interface in Aircraft

    F3173/F3173M Specification for Aircraft Handling Characteristics

    F3179/F3179M Specification for Performance of Aircraft

    F3180/F3180M Specification for Low-Speed Flight Characteristics of Aircraft

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

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

    Federal Standards

    14 CFR Part 33 (Amdt 34) Airworthiness Standards: Aircraft Engines

    14 CFR Part 33 Rule 68 Airworthiness Standards: Induction System Icing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.045 (Structure and structure elements); 49.100 (Ground service and maintenance equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25130000(Aircraft)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3120_F3120M-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3120 / F3120M-19, Standard Specification for Ice Protection for General Aviation Aircraft, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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