ASTM F3179 / F3179M - 20

    Standard Specification for Performance of Aircraft

    Active Standard ASTM F3179 / F3179M | Developed by Subcommittee: F44.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the airworthiness design standards associated with general aeroplane performance. The material was developed through open consensus of international experts in general aviation. This information was created by focusing on 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: Stalling, Takeoff and Landing Speeds; Takeoff Performance, Distances and Path; Climb; Landing Performance and Distances; Balked Landing.

    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 standard (in whole or in part) as an acceptable Means of Compliance to their regulatory requirements (hereinafter “the Rules”), refer to ASTM Committee F44 webpage (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 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

    F3173/F3173M Specification for Aircraft Handling Characteristics

    F3174/F3174M Specification for Establishing Operating Limitations and Information for Aeroplanes


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25130000(Aircraft)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3179_F3179M-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3179 / F3179M-20, Standard Specification for Performance of Aircraft, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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