The ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft will meet March 30 to April 1, 2009, at the Messe Friedrichshafen Exhibition Grounds in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in conjunction with AERO Friedrichshafen 2009, the organization said on Feb. 13.
The three days of technical meetings will include discussion of changes to key LSA standards and proposals for new documents. It also will include activities such as a workshop on Overview and Application of ASTM International Standards for Light Sport Aircraft; an industry panel discussion on The Impact of Global Standardization for Light Sport Aircraft; and CAA presentations, the announcement said.
Subcommittees on glider, airplane, powered parachute, weight shift, lighter than air and cross cutting issues also will hold meetings. The meetings will wrap up with a workshop forum entitled “International Regulatory Summit on Light Sport Aircraft,” intended only for aviation regulatory authorities.
Recognized and used as the basis for regulation or certifications around the world, the standards developed by ASTM Committee F37 govern the safe design, manufacture and flight of light sport aircraft. Since the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration enacted regulations for light sport aircraft (LSA) in 2004, more than 87 aircraft models manufactured on five continents have been certificated in the U.S. Several more countries have created similar regulations using international industry consensus standards as a certification basis. The International Regulatory Summit on Light Sport Aircraft is an opportunity for aviation regulators to learn of the latest developments affecting this fast-growing segment where regulatory innovation is creating a new model for aviation development, management and safety.
More information on ASTM Committee F37 is available at www.astm.org/COMMIT/F37.htm. Meeting schedules and detailed information about the workshops are posted under the “Additional Information” section.