what is special light sport aircraft

WHAT IS S-LSA (SPECIAL LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT)?

WHAT IS S-LSA?

S-LSA – special light sport aircraft, is a factory build, ready to fly light sport aircraft that meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved ASTM international standards. Therefore, S-LSA aircraft is different from Part 23 aircraft (FAA design and certification standard for general aviation).

So, what is FAA approved ASTM international standards?

ASTM international is an organization formed by group of manufactures to create consensus on standards for industrial material. Today, ASTM international expanded their scope to inspect and certify design and performance, quality assurance, and production process to ensure approved manufacture meets the ASTM standards. This third party certification process has already been adopted by other manufacturing industries.

Now, let’s see what is Light Sport Aircraft.