Equivalence of Equipment Environmental Qualification Standards for Civil and Military Aircraft Equipment
Provide guidance for applying aircraft equipment electromagnetic, electrical, and mechanical qualification standards, including RTCA/DO-160, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, and MIL-STD-704, to civil aircraft certification intended for military use and for military aircraft equipment installed on civil aircraft. The guidance will identify where the equipment environmental qualification standards meet the intent of the civil or military aircraft certification requirements. Conversely, the guidance will identify where the equipment environmental qualification standards have differences that do not meet the intent of the civil or military aircraft certification requirements and when these differences matter based on equipment criticality.
Rationale: This guidance is not currently available in the industry, but is strongly desired so that it can be used as an aid when making equivalent level of safety assessments for civil or military aircraft certification requirements.