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Policy Statement, Material Qualification and Equivalency for Polymer Matrix Composite Material Systems

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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.


Notice of issuance of policy statement.


This notice announces the issuance of policy statement PS-ACE100-2002-006, Material Qualification and Equivalency for Polymer Matrix Composite Material Systems. It enables composite material suppliers to qualify composite material to a procedure acceptable to the FAA. An airframe manufacturer can then specify this composite material to fabricate aircraft parts and perform a smaller subset of testing to substantiate their control of material and fabrication processes.


Policy statement PS-ACE100-2002-006 was issued by the Manager of the Small Airplane Directorate on September 15, 2003.

How to Obtain Copies: A paper copy of policy statement PS-ACE100-2002-006 may be obtained by contacting Mr. Lester Cheng, Small Airplane Directorate, ACE-111, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. The policy statement will also be available on the Internet at​Policy.

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Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 8, 2003.

James E. Jackson,

Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.

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[FR Doc. 03-26558 Filed 10-21-03; 8:45 am]