ASTM F3239 - 18

    Standard Specification for Aircraft Electric Propulsion Systems

    Active Standard ASTM F3239 | Developed by Subcommittee: F44.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification addresses airworthiness requirements for the design and installation of electric propulsion systems for aeroplanes. Hybrid-electric propulsion systems are addressed implicitly unless explicitly stated otherwise. This specification was written with the focus on electric propulsion systems with conventional system layout, propulsion characteristics, and operation. The content may be more broadly applicable; it is the responsibility of the applicant to substantiate broader applicability as a specific means of compliance.

    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 the ASTM Committee F44 web page (www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F44.htm).

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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

    F3062/F3062M Specification for Aircraft Powerplant Installation

    F3063/F3063M Specification for Aircraft Fuel and Energy Storage and Delivery

    F3064/F3064M Specification for Aircraft Powerplant Control, Operation, and Indication

    F3065/F3065M Specification for Aircraft Propeller System Installation

    F3066/F3066M Specification for Aircraft Powerplant Installation Hazard Mitigation

    F3116/F3116M Specification for Design Loads and Conditions

    F3120/F3120M Specification for Ice Protection for General Aviation Aircraft

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

    FAA Standards

    AC23-16


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.050 (Aerospace engines and propulsion systems); 49.060 (Aerospace electric equipment and systems)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3239-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3239-18, Standard Specification for Aircraft Electric Propulsion Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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