The FAA today published a Notice of availability for the consensus standard relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule. That rule was issued July 16, 2004 and is effective September 1, 2004. The FAA participated with the ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft to develop these standards. The Notice indicates that the FAA finds the “ASTM Designation F2483-05, titled: Standard Practice for Maintenance and the Development of Maintenance Manuals for Light Sport Aircraft” is acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
The Notice also states that “any light-sport aircraft issued a special light-sport airworthiness certificate, which has been designed, manufactured, operated and maintained, in accordance with this and previously accepted ASTM consensus standards provides the public with the appropriate level of safety established under the regulations.”
Since the consensus standard is copyrighted by ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959 you may obtain a copy 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. You may also purchase a copy of the standard directly from ASTM here.
Comments to this Notice must be received on or before June 17, 2005 and may be mailed 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 e-mailed 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.