The FAA today published a Notice announcing “the availability of certain new consensus standards and revisions to previously accepted consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004.” ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the new and revised standards with FAA participation. According to the FAA, the new and revised “consensus standards satisfy the FAA’s goal for airworthiness certification and a verifiable minimum safety level for light-sport aircraft.” The Notice contains 8 new and 9 revised consensus standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule
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If you would like to submit comments on the consensus standards, you may send them via snail-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. Comments must be received on or before September 26, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed