Aircraft Type Certification Regulations

LTF-L German Civil Airworthiness Requirements (up to 120kg empty weight)

CAA CAP 482 Section S British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (up to 472.5kg MTOW)

LAMAC Canada: Design Standards for Advanced Ultra-light Aeroplanes (up to 560kg)

LTF-UL 2019 German Civil Airworthiness Requirements (up to 600kg MTOW)

FAA Light-Sport Aircraft (up to 600kg MTOW)




Light Sport Aircraft Frequently Asked Questions

AIR Strategic Plan for Light-Sport Aircraft

Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA) Make/Model Directory

Light-Sport Aircraft Registration


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Related Information

EASA CS-LSA Light Sport Aeroplanes (up to 600kg MTOW)

EASA CS-VLA Very Light Aeroplanes (up to 750kg MTOW)

FAA Small Airplanes

Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)

  • Part 21, Certification Procedures for Products, Articles, and Parts

  • Part 23, Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes

  • Part 34, Fuel Venting and Exhaust Emission Requirements for Turbine Engine Powered Airplanes

  • Part 36, Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification

  • Part 43, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

    NPRM 64-17, Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, and Acrobatic Airplanes, provides a complete table of Civil Air Regulations (CAR) Part 3 correlated to 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23.

Advisory Circulars (ACs)



  • PS-ACE100-2001-006, Static Strength Substantiation of Composite Airplane Structure

  • PS-ACE100-2001-004, Guidance for Reviewing Certification Plans to Address Human Factors for Certification of Part 23 Small Airplanes

Technical Standard Orders (TSO)

  • TSO-C22, Safety Belts

  • TSO-C39, 9g Transport Airplane Seats Certified by Static Testing

  • TSO-C114, Torso Restraint Systems

  • TSO-C127, Rotorcraft, Transport Airplane, and Normal and Utility Airplane Seating Systems

ASTM F44 General Aviation Aircraft

  • ASTM F3060-15b Standard Terminology for Aircraft

  • ASTM F3061/F3061M-16 Standard Specification for Systems and Equipment in Small Aircraft

  • ASTM F3062/F3062M-15 Standard Specification for Installation of Powerplant Systems

  • ASTM F3063/F3063M-16 Standard Specification for Design and Integration of Fuel/Energy Storage and Delivery System Installations for Aeroplanes

  • ASTM F3064/F3064M-15 Standard Specification for Control, Operational Characteristics and Installation of Instruments and Sensors of Propulsion Systems

  • ASTM F3065/F3065M-15 Standard Specification for Installation and Integration of Propeller Systems

  • ASTM F3066/F3066M-15 Standard Specification for Powerplant Systems Specific Hazard Mitigation

  • ASTM F3114-15 Standard Specification for Structures

  • ASTM F3115/F3115M-15 Standard Specification for Structural Durability for Small Airplanes

  • ASTM F3116/F3116M-15 Standard Specification for Design Loads and Conditions

  • ASTM F3117-15 Standard Specification for Crew Interface in Aircraft

  • ASTM F3120/F3120M-15 Standard Specification for Ice Protection for General Aviation Aircraft

  • ASTM F3173/F3173M-15 Standard Specification for Handling Characteristics of Aeroplanes

  • ASTM F3174/F3174M-15 Standard Specification for Establishing Operating Limitations and Information for Aeroplanes

  • ASTM F3179/F3179M-16 Standard Specification for Performance of Aeroplanes

  • ASTM F3180/F3180M-16 Standard Specification for Low-Speed Flight Characteristics of Aeroplanes

  • ASTM F3082/F3082M-16 Standard Specification for Flight for General Aviation Aeroplanes

  • ASTM F3083/F3083M-15 Standard Specification for Emergency Conditions, Occupant Safety and Accommodations

  • ASTM F3093/F3093M-15 Standard Specification for Aeroelasticity Requirements

EASA CS-23 Normal, Utility, Aerobatic and Commuter Aeroplanes

EASA CS-25 Large Aeroplanes

FAA Part 25 Transport Category