FAA issued AIR600-21-AIR-600-PM01, "FAA Approval of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Special Class UA Projects and their Associated Elements" in July 2021. This memo changed the way that UAS are certified by the FAA, removing certain "associated elements" from the system and only focusing on the aircraft and onboard appliances. As a result, several F38 Standards need to be revised to address these changes.
For F2908, this includes creating an Annex and Appendix to describe stand-alone manuals for Associated Elements (Annex); a description of Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) for the UA and AE; and, an alternate means of complying with the standard for UAS with components categorized as Associated Elements (Appendix)
Developed by Subcommittee: F38.03
Staff Manager: Mary Mikolajewski
Date Initiated: 06-08-2022
Technical Contact: Jonathan Daniels