In a Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register today the FAA is requesting comments on its acceptance of the ASTM International Committee F37 standards for certification of aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule. The Notice lists the fifteen standards states that “[a]ny light-sport aircraft issued a special light-sport airworthiness certificate, which has been designed, manufactured, operated and maintained, in accordance with these consensus standards provides the public with the appropriate level of safety established under the regulations.”
It should be noted that the consensus standards are copyrighted by ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959 and more information regarding these standards may be obtained by contacting ASTM at this address, or at (610) 832-9585 (phone), (610) 832-9555 (fax), through firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail), or through the ASTM Web site.
Comments must be received by the FAA on or before May 2, 2005 and may be sent via U.S. mail to: Federal Aviation Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Programs and Procedures Branch, ACE-114, Attention: Larry Werth, Room 301, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; or via e-mail to: Comments-on-LSA-Standard@faa.gov. All comments must be marked: “Consensus Standards Comments”, and must specify the standard being addressed by ASTM designation and title.
For more information you can contact Larry Werth, Light-Sport Aircraft Program Manager, Programs and Procedures Branch (ACE-114), Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone (816) 329-4147; e-mail: email@example.com.