ASTM Standards for Light Sport Aircraft -- E-Seminar
About ASTM E-Seminars
This e-seminar is an enhanced video recording of the 2-day live seminar. It includes all of the materials from the live course as well as a follow-along transcript of what the instructor is saying.
ASTM e-seminars give you the convenience of training at your own pace. You can access the content at any time, replay content as you desire, search for specific keywords to find relevant content, skip ahead using convenient chapter markers, and much, much more. Plus, you'll never miss a word with the searchable instructor transcript that moves the video to match what the instructor is saying.
About the Course
This 8-module video online course aims to educate industry on the standards, how they are used, and best practices to help minimize potential negative actions by the authorities.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Discuss requirements to obtain a Light Sport Aircraft Certificate
- Recall strategies to implement widely accepted internal quality control and production procedures to ensure minimal compliance to the ASTM standards
- Describe how to incorporate standards requirements into company processes
- Discuss procedures to determine and show compliance to the standards
- Discuss the connection between references from civil aviation authorities to use of the standards and requirements in the standards themselves
Who Should Attend
- LSA manufacture personnel assigned to F37 standards 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 (FBO's), etc.
- Technicians, shop foremen, sales representatives, and regulators new to LSA, and anyone who needs knowledge of ASTM standards for aircraft
Note: Not intended for aircraft designers with years of experience.
The purpose of this course is to assure that LSA manufacturers have established and maintained staff that are trained and certified in the use and implementation of industry consensus standards. A student of the course is expected to have intimate knowledge of F37 standards for design, manufacture, quality assurance, continued airworthiness support, maintenance and inspection applicable to their product.
Topics Covered Include:
- ASTM and LSA Committee Overview
- Standards development process
- Accepted Standards
- Produce Initial Aircraft
- Production test documentation
- Produce Documents
- Establish Authority
- Declare Compliance
- Industry Compliance Auditing
USA Specific Information
- FAA Involvement with Light Sport Aircraft and ASTM Standards
- Filling out a 8130-15 Statement of Compliance
- Required documents, signoffs
- Regulatory documents related to LSA
Cross-Cutting Standards and Developing Compliance Documents
- Engine design
- Emergency parachutes
- Maintenance Manual
- Kit Assembly Instructions
Aircraft-Specific Standards (Fixed-Wing)
- Technical Review of ASTM F2295 and F2279
- Continued Operational Safety Monitoring (F2295)
- Quality Assurance in Manufacture (F2279)
- Interactive Exercises
- Technical Review of ASTM F2245
- Design and Performance of a LSA Airplane (F2245)
- Document organization
- Comparison to other existing standards
- Mandatory and non-mandatory material
- Interactive Exercises
- Design and Construction
- Appendices-simplified load criteria and water loads
- Power Plant
- Required Equipment
- Aircraft Operating Instructions
- Glider Towing
- Night Flight
- Perform a sample continued operational safety risk assessment, determine action, create notice of corrective action and show documentation.
- Perform a sample receiving inspection, determine the appropriate action for parts that do not conform to drawing requirements and show the required documentation.
- Analyze a sample Quality Assurance Record, Quality Assurance Manual, manufacturing process document and compliance checklist to determine they are complete and meet standards requirements.
- Analyze the effects of making changes to an aircraft design; determine what limitations, if any, the change would require and show documentation.
- Analyze a sample statement of compliance and determine the correct entries for different aircraft.
ASTM Standards Referenced
- 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
About the Instructor
Adam Morrison, and his company Streamline Designs, provide a variety of engineering, technical, and business consulting services to the aviation industry. He has served the light aircraft industry through standards development, interpretation, application, and training since the beginning of consensus standards development efforts for light aviation. In various leadership roles within the industry, he enjoys bringing together diverse interests for the good of aviation worldwide. He recently received the Daniel A. Schultz Award for significant and outstanding contributions to global standardization by a member of the Light Sport Aircraft community.
About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee
This Committee, F37, addresses issues related to design, performance, quality acceptance tests, and safety monitoring for light sport aircraft (LSA). LSA includes the two categories of aircraft created by the Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light Sport Aircraft NPRM: (1) special light-sport aircraft (used for personal flight and flight training), or (2) rental and experimental light-sport kit aircraft (any level of kit from zero to 95-percent prebuilt).
CEUs and Certificate
CEUs: .8 or 8 PDH
Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.
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Assessment of Learning
Learning objectives for this course will be assessed through an online quiz. A score of 80% or higher must be achieved in order to demonstrate comprehension of the learning objectives.
This course is also available as a live in-person class: