ASTM F3230 - 20a

    Standard Practice for Safety Assessment of Systems and Equipment in Small Aircraft

    Active Standard ASTM F3230 | Developed by Subcommittee: F44.50

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers internationally accepted methods for conducting safety assessments of systems and equipment for “small” aircraft.

    1.2 The applicant for a design approval must seek the individual guidance of their respective civil aviation authority (CAA) body concerning the use of this practice as part of a certification plan. For information on which CAA regulatory bodies have accepted this practice (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 inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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.

    SAE Standards

    SAE ARP4761 Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment

    SAE AS5714

    Military Standard

    MIL-PRF-87257 Hydraulic Fluid, Fire Resistant, Low Temperature Synthetic Hydrocarbon Base, Aircraft and Missile

    RTCA Standard

    DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment

    FAA Standard

    TSO-C26d

    EASA Standard

    ETSO-C26d

    ASTM Standards

    F3060 Terminology for Aircraft

    F3061/F3061M Specification for Systems and Equipment in Small Aircraft


    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/F3230-20A

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3230-20a, Standard Practice for Safety Assessment of Systems and Equipment in Small Aircraft, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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