This specification establishes the requirements for non-essential ice detection system aspects of airworthiness and design for aeroplanes. The term ”aeroplane” as used in this specification was originally conceived for normal category fixed wing aircraft with a certified maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 19,000 lb or less and a passenger seating configuration up to 19 as defined in the Rules. However, these standards may be more broadly applicable, and their usage should not be unnecessarily limited. The installation of a non-essential ice detector is limited to level 1, 2, 3 and 4 Aeroplanes and normal, utility, acrobatic, or commuter category Aeroplanes. This specification prohibits the installation of a non-essential ice detector as a replacement for or modification to an existing Primary or Advisory ice detection system.
This specification covers the general requirements (product identification, operating conditions, installation manual, user's manual); functional requirements (intended function, performance, accessibility of controls, software); environmental requirements (operating temperature range, storage/survival temperature range, operating humidity range, operating altitude range, operating airspeed range, vibration, icing, deicing fluids, emissions of radiofrequency energy, electrical power input). Also covered by this specification are installation requirements, crew interface, system safety analysis, and operating limitations.
1.1 This specification covers international standards for non-essential ice detection system aspects of airworthiness and design for aeroplanes.
1.2 The term “aeroplane” is utilized in this specification as it was originally conceived for normal category fixed wing aircraft with a certified maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 19 000 lb or less and a passenger seating configuration up to 19 as defined in the Rules. However, these standards may be more broadly applicable and their usage should not be unnecessarily limited.
1.3 The applicant for a design approval must seek the individual guidance of their respective CAA body concerning the use of this specification as part of a certification plan. For information on which CAA regulatory bodies have accepted this specification (in whole or in part) as a means of compliance to their Small Aircraft Airworthiness regulations (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”), refer to ASTM F44 webpage (www.ASTM.org/COMMITTEE/F44.htm) which includes CAA website links. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to validate any applicability beyond that identified in this specification and request acceptance from the applicable CAA.
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.