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    ASTM F3457 - 20

    Standard Guide for Aircraft Certification Education Standards for Engineers and Professionals in Aerospace Industry

    Active Standard ASTM F3457 | Developed by Subcommittee: F46.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide is intended to be used to assess competencies of qualified individuals who wish to become (a) certified in basic aircraft certification knowledge and (b) those who wish to earn advanced degrees as an aerospace engineering certification specialist through an accredited collegiate program.

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

    4.3 This can also be an educational steppingstone to becoming an individual designee or an organizational delegation authority unit member (UM), or both.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The purpose of this guide is to address the fundamental subject and content knowledge requirements and outcomes of aircraft certification educational training courses for engineers and professionals in the aerospace industry. The content may be more broadly applicable. The standards envisioned within this guide are intended to be usable globally.

    1.2 Background—The standards envisioned within this guide are intended to be usable globally. There are certification requirements specific to each country’s respective civil aviation authority (CAA) (for example, published guidance from applicable CAA) concerning the acceptable use and application thereof. For example, some engineering approval processes vary from country to country. Regardless of an engineering process’s name or description, to the maximum extent possible, the standards to be developed from this guide should account for engineering approvals that support aircraft certification globally.

    1.2.1 Through education standards that are created and accepted by CAAs and industry, engineers and professionals in the aerospace industry will have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully carry out aircraft design certification projects using these standards for professional training and curriculum accreditation. Compliance data will be developed by engineers who have gained foundational knowledge in aircraft certification through training developed according to globally recognized consensus standards.

    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

    F3264 Specification for Normal Category Aeroplanes Certification

    F3376 Guide for Core Competencies for Aviation Maintenance Personnel

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Documents

    Order 8110.4C

    The FAA and Industry Guide to Product Certificatio


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3457-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3457-20, Standard Guide for Aircraft Certification Education Standards for Engineers and Professionals in Aerospace Industry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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