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ASTM F3454-21

Standard Practice for Alerting Methods in Aircraft

Standard Practice for Alerting Methods in Aircraft F3454-21 ASTM|F3454-21|en-US Standard Practice for Alerting Methods in Aircraft Standard new BOS Vol. 15.09 Committee F44
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Significance and Use

4.1 This practice proposes the characteristics of alerting methods, including Stall Warning Alerts.

4.2 The Stall Warning Alerts may be used as part of the compliance approach for Stall Characteristics, Stall Warning, and Spins applicable to Normal Category Aeroplanes, using Specification F3180/F3180M, Stall Warning, while characteristics of all of the alert methods may be used to supplement Specification F3117/F3117M.


1.1 This practice provides guidance for how an applicant can show compliance to the requirements for Warnings, Cautions, and Advisory Indications to the responsible crewmember.

1.2 An applicant intending to propose this information as Means of Compliance for a design approval must seek guidance from their respective oversight authority (for example, published guidance from applicable civil aviation authority (CAA)) concerning the acceptable use and application thereof. For information on which oversight authorities have accepted this practice (in whole or in part) as an acceptable Means of Compliance to their regulatory requirements (hereinafter “the Rules”), refer to the ASTM Committee F44 web page (

1.3 Units—This document may present information in SI units, English Engineering units, or both; the values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.09
Developed by Subcommittee: F44.10
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/F3454-21
ICS Code: 49.020