ASTM Standards for Light Sport Aircraft - Live Training


    About the Course

    This three-day course gives LSA manufacturers the tools they need to establish and maintain staff that are trained in the use and implementation of industry standards. It provides a general overview of all relevant ASTM Committee F37 standards referenced in LSA regulations by FAA, EASA, and other authorities worldwide. It provides a more focused, compliance-oriented review of specific standards relating to quality assurance, continued operational safety, and design & performance.

    Note: Students are expected to have an understanding of the standards developed by ASTM's Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft.


    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Discuss requirements to obtain a Light Sport Aircraft Certificate
    • Recall strategies to implement internal quality assurance and production procedures to ensure compliance to the ASTM standards
    • Describe how to incorporate standards requirements into company processes
    • Develop procedures to determine and show compliance to the standards
    • Understand the connection between various regulatory frameworks and industry consensus standards


    Who Should Attend

    • LSA manufacturer personnel assigned to F37 standards and regulatory compliance
    • LSA manufacturer Quality Assurance managers
    • Civil Aviation Authority Regulators
    • Accident investigators (NTSB)
    • State Aviation Authorities
    • LSA industry service providers, such as mechanic schools, fixed based operators (FBOs), etc.
    • Technicians, shop foremen, sales representatives, and regulators new to LSA, and anyone who needs knowledge of ASTM standards for aircraft
    • Aircraft designers and engineers who will have responsibilities related to documentation and compliance


    Course Description

    Registration/login is at 8:30 AM EDT on the first day of class.
    Class is 9:00AM-2:00PM EDT.

    Topics Include (Please note: topics subject to change)Topics Include (Please note: topics subject to change)

    • ASTM and LSA Committee Overview
    • Standards development process
    • Standards compliance
    • Accepted standards
    • Compliance audits
    • Cross-cutting standards (engines, propellers, maintenance, etc.
    • Development and organization of compliance documents
    • CAA involvement with LSA and ASTM Standards
    • Filling out a Statement of Compliance
    • Required documents, sign-offs
    • Regulatory documents related to LSA
    • Worldwide usage of standards
    • Continued Operational Safety
    • Design and Performance
    • Interactive exercises to reinforce learning


        Light Sport Aircraft Certificate Program

        Each attendee will have the ability to take an examination to receive a Light Sport Aircraft Certificate. To receive a certificate, the participant must complete the ASTM Light Sport Aircraft Training Course and pass a 50-question multiple-choice examination. A passing score is answering 40 questions (80%) or more correctly on the examination. Benefits of receiving a certificate include:

        • Authorization to sign aircraft statements of compliance that are provided to regulatory authorities
        • Providing LSA manufacturers with a basis for evaluating skills and qualifications of current and future staff
        • Allowing certificate holders to differentiate themselves from others in their profession and advance their careers
        • Listing in ASTM Directory of Certificate Holders

        Program certificate expires four (4) years from the point of previous training.


        Referenced Documents

        • ASTM F2245 Standard Specification for Design and Performance of a Light Sport Airplane
        • ASTM F2972 Standard Specification for Light Sport Aircraft Manufacturer's Quality Assurance System
        • ASTM F2295 Standard Practice for Continued Operational Safety Monitoring of a Light Sport Aircraft
        • ASTM F2746 Standard Specification for Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) for Light Sport Airplane
        • ASTM F2483 Standard Practice for Maintenance and the Development of Maintenance Manuals for Light Sport Aircraft
        • ASTM F2317/F2317M Standard Specification for Design of Weight-Shift-Control Aircraft
        • ASTM F2930 Standard Guide for Compliance with Light Sport Aircraft Standards
        • ASTM F2839 Standard Practice for Compliance Audits to ASTM Standards on Light Sport Aircraft
        • ASTM F2316 Standard Specification for Airframe Emergency Parachutes
        • ASTM F2339 Standard Practice for Design and Manufacture of Reciprocating Spark Ignition Engines for Light Sport Aircraft
        • ASTM F3035 Standard Practice for Production Acceptance in the Manufacture of a Fixed Wing Light Sport Aircraft


        Fee Includes

        • Course notes
        • Referenced documents
        • Certificate of Attendance
        • 1.4 CEUs


        About the Instructor

        Adam Morrison is a leading strategy and technical consultant serving both manned and unmanned aircraft markets. For over 17 years, his company Streamline Designs has been helping organizations strategically navigate the complex regulatory landscape to get their aviation products and operations approved and in the market much faster. Through a unique mix of systems thinking, technology, certification expertise, and attention to detail, he helps aircraft companies and operators build and launch their new products and services. Adam is an industry leader in standards-based aircraft certification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), and General Aviation (GA). He is known for enduring leadership in developing creative solutions to aircraft design and certification since 2002.


        About Sponsoring Committee

        ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library provides instant access to nearly every standard, paper, chapter, or book ever published by ASTM. In addition, the 82 volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (print and online) contain 13,000 standards written by 34,000 members from 140 technical committees. The members of ASTM Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the standards upon which this course is based. For more information, contact Joe Koury at (610) 832-9804 or go to our F37 technical committee page.


        ASTM Membership

        Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships.)


        Attention: Professional Engineers

        If your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses and ASTM membership can help you meet that requirement.


        On-Site Training Available

        ASTM can bring this course to your site. Train your entire staff at once. For more information, contact Sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.


        How Training Will Be Assessed

        Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.