Aeronautical Design Standard (ADS) Handbook- Data and Test Procedures for Airworthiness Release for U.S. Army Helicopter Testing

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1.0 SCOPE.

This handbook establishes guidelines for data and test procedures, that should be completed prior to the issuance of a Contractor Flight Release (CFR) or Airworthiness Release (AWR) to conduct flight testing of armament on U.S. Amy aircraft. A CFRIAWR is required for aircraft ground firing tests with the rotors turning, and for aircraft flight tests, both non-fuing (captive carriage) and firing. The guidelines include documentation on armament configuration design, analyses, component tests and aircraft ground tests. The documentation is required so the government can conduct an airworthiness assessment in order to ensure that U.S. Amy aircraft are safe to flight test. The requirements should be tailored based on the nature, magnitude, complexity and integration risk associated with the new or modified armament system. The difference between an "airworthy" system and a "qualified" system is the degree to which the system meets specification requirements and provides the system "performance" expected by th user. For a tutorial on the overall helicopter airworthiness qualification process, including flight releases, see ADS-5 1-HDBK. For purposes of this handbook, the terms "armament" and "weapon" are interchangeable.


2.1 General. The documents listed below are not necessarily all of the documents referenced herein, but are those needed to understand the information provided by this handbook.
2.2 Government documents.
2.2.1 Specifications, standards, and handbooks. The following specifications, standards, and handbooks form a part of this document to the extent specified herein.

• JSSG-20018 Air Vehicle
• JSSG-2010-7 Crew Systems, Crash Protection Handbook
• MIL-A-8591 Airborne Stores, Suspension Equipment and Aircraft-Store Interface (Carriage Phase); General Design Criteria
• MIL-E-7016 Electrical Load and Power Source Capacity, Aircraft, Analysis of
• MIL-STD-461 Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment
• MIL-STD-704 Aircraft Electric Power Characteristics
• MIL-STD-8 10 Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
• MIL-STD-882 Standard Practice for System Safety

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1. This handbook is approved for use by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and is available for use by all departments and agencies of the Department of Defense.

2. This handbook covers the data and test procedures that must he met to obtain an Airworthiness Release to flight test armament on Army aircraft. Major additions to this revision include Safety-of-Flight analyses and ground tests, airworthiness reviews and software procedures. It also includes format changes to comply with MIL-STD-967, Department of Defense Standard Practice for Defense Handbooks Format and Content.

3. Comments, suggestions, or questions on this document should be addressed to Commander, U. S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and MissiIe Research, Development and Engineering Center, ATTN: AMSRD-AMR-SE-TD-ST, 5400 Fowler Road, Huntsville, AL 35898-5000 or emailed to Since contact information can change, verify the currency of this address information using the ASSIST Online database at hrtp://assist.davs.dla.miWonline/start/.

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