DO-160F: Environmental Conditions & Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment was issued on December 6. 2007 and was prepared by RTCA Special Committee 135. This document provides standard procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne equipment for the entire spectrum of aircraft from light general aviation aircraft and helicopters through the “Jumbo Jets” and SST categories of aircraft. The document includes 26 sections and three Appendices. Examples of tests include vibration, power input, radio frequency susceptibility, lightning, and electrostatic discharge. Coordinated with EUROCAE, RTCA/DO-160F and EUROCAE/ED-14F are identically worded.
Revision F updates DO-160E issued in December 2004. Twenty-one of the twenty-six sections have been revised. Major changes were made to Section 8 – Vibration, 10 – Waterproofness, 16 – Power Input, 18 – Audio Frequency Conducted Susceptibility, 20 – RF Susceptibility, and 21 – RF Emissions. DO-160F is recognized by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) as a de facto international standard ISO-7137. This revised standard can be ordered on the RTCA website.