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ED Decision 2015/017/R

AMC-20 - Amendment 13 'High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning'

This Decision addresses a safety and regulatory coordination issue related to the type certification of electrical and electronic systems susceptible to the effects of High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning.

The specific objectives are to maintain a high uniform level of safety, to reflect the state of the art in current certification practice, and to cooperate with third countries in order to provide cost-efficient rules.

This Decision proposes the introduction of two new subjects into AMC-20:

  • AMC 20-136 Aircraft Electrical and Electronic System Lightning Protection,
  • AMC 20-158 Aircraft Electrical and Electronic System High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Protection.

The proposed changes are expected to maintain safety, reduce regulatory burden, and improve harmonisation.