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    ASTM F3234 / F3234M - 17

    Standard Specification for Exterior Lighting in Small Aircraft

    Active Standard ASTM F3234 / F3234M | 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 exterior lighting 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 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 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    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

    SAE Standards

    SAE AS8017, Rev A Minimum Performance Standard for Anticollision Light Systems

    SAE AS8037, Rev –


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25202502(Exterior aircraft lighting)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3234_F3234M-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3234 / F3234M-17, Standard Specification for Exterior Lighting in Small Aircraft, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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