ASTM F3450 - 20

    Standard Guide for Flight Hazard and Surveillance Systems Personnel Certification

    Active Standard ASTM F3450 | Developed by Subcommittee: F46.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The guide is intended to be used to assess competencies of qualified individuals who wish to become certified as an FHSS technician through a certification program.

    4.2 The guide is intended to be used in concert with a certification provider’s structure and materials for management, exam delivery, and candidate preparation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The purpose of this guide is to address the basic fundamental subject knowledge activities and functions for avionics professionals to be titled Flight Hazard and Surveillance Systems (FHSS) Technicians.

    1.2 This guide does not cover weather detection and avoidance systems. These systems will be addressed in a future Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) endorsement standard.

    1.3 This guide is the basis for the FHSS certification, an endorsement to the AET certification. Candidates must be a certified AET to take the certification exam associated with this guide.

    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.

    FAA Documents




    FAA-H-8083-30 Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook Airframe Volume 1


    ASTM Standards

    F3060 Terminology for Aircraft

    F3245 Guide for Aircraft Electronics Technician Personnel Certification

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F3450-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3450-20, Standard Guide for Flight Hazard and Surveillance Systems Personnel Certification, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020,

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