SAE International announced the formation of two new aerospace standards committees: E-41 Engine Corrosion-Runway Deicing Products Committee and E-33A Aeroengine Hazard Zones Committee. The new committees will focus on developing standards that will improve safety in the aerospace industry.
The E-41 Committee will specifically look to create technical reports, testing methods and standards covering the potential multi-engine impacts of runway deicing products. The committee will recommend a standardized testing method for hot corrosion of engines from runway deicing products. Additionally, the E-41 Committee will provide recommendations to and collaborate with the SAE G-12 (Aircraft/Ground Deicing) and AMS-J (Aircraft Maintenance Chemicals and Materials) Committees and other relevant standards committees to develop necessary standards, recommended practices and information reports in related areas.
“SAE International is honored to work with the global aviation community through the E-41 Committee to support the protection of the aviation environment and advance the safe operation of aircraft,” said David Alexander, director of aerospace standards at SAE International. “This important new SAE standards committee brings together stakeholders from across the aviation ecosystem, including industry, the regulatory community, deicing suppliers and airports to work on an important set of standards and recommended practices to promote safety.”
The E-33A Committee will complement the E-33 Committee which develops In-Flight Propulsion Measurement standards. E-33A will develop technical reports regarding the on-ground hazards associated with working in close proximity to engines and APUs, both from the exhaust and intake perspectives. Participants will include, but are not limited to, individuals from engine manufacturers, airlines, maintenance organizations and airport ground personnel. The Committee, which is currently working on ARP6990 Aeroengine Hazard Zone, is chaired by a representative from The Boeing Company.
Mr. Alexander added, “In keeping with SAE International’s objective to promote aviation safety and in response to industry initiatives, we are also proud to establish the SAE E-33A Committee, which will work across the stakeholder community to provide standardized definitions and methods to increase the collective safety of personnel and products. E-33A, which operates under the jurisdiction of the SAE Aerospace Council, joins more than 180 aviation-specific technical committees bringing the best industry knowledge around the world together to advance technology, operations and safety for the global aviation community.”