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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems



This Committee addresses issues related to design, performance, quality
acceptance tests, and safety monitoring for unmanned air vehicle
systems. Stakeholders include manufactures of unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAVs) and their components, federal agencies, design professionals,
professional societies, maintenance professionals, trade associations,
financial organizations, and academia. Over 130 members are involved in
this multinational initiative; all participating actively within a
three-tiered subcommittee structure focusing on airworthiness, flight
operations, and operator qualifications.




Committee F38 meets twice a
year, usually in May and November, with approximately 50 members
attending three days of technical meetings. The Committee currently has
jurisdiction of over 2 standards, published in the Annual Book of ASTM
Standards, Volume 15.11. Information on F38's subcommittee structure
and portfolio of approved standards and Work Items under construction
are available from the List of Subcommittees, Standards and Work Items
below. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in
all aspects important to the UAS industry.