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1.1 This specification covers airworthiness requirements for establishing general limitations and information to be contained in the aeroplane flight manual. This specification specifies what information shall be provided and does not state how such information shall be presented unless this is necessary for the clarity of the purpose of the specification. Refer to Specification for means and methods of presentation. The material was developed through open consensus of international experts in general aviation. This information was created by focusing on Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 Normal Category aeroplanes. The content may be more broadly applicable; it is the responsibility of the applicant to substantiate broader applicability as a specific means of compliance. The topics covered within this specification are: Limitations for Airspeed, Weight and Center of Gravity, Auxiliary Power Units, Minimum Flight Crew, Maximum Passenger Seating Configuration, Kinds of Operation, and Maximum Operating Altitude.
1.2 An applicant intending to propose this information as Means of Compliance for a design approval must seek guidance from their respective oversight authority (for example, published guidance from applicable CAAs) concerning the acceptable use and application thereof. For information on which oversight authorities have accepted this specification (in whole or in part) as an acceptable Means of Compliance to their regulatory requirements (hereinafter “the Rules”), refer to the ASTM Committee F44 web page (www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F44.htm).
1.3 Units—This specification may present information in either SI units, English Engineering units, or both; the values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents. Each system shall be used independently of the other; combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance 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.
F3060 Terminology for Aircraft
F3082/F3082M Specification for Weights and Centers of Gravity of Aircraft
F3114 Specification for Structures
F3116/F3116M Specification for Design Loads and Conditions
F3117/F3117M Specification for Crew Interface in Aircraft
F3173/F3173M Specification for Aircraft Handling Characteristics
ICS Number Code 49.020 (Aircraft and space vehicles in general)
UNSPSC Code 25130000(Aircraft)
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ASTM F3174 / F3174M-19, Standard Specification for Establishing Operating Limitations and Information for Aeroplanes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top