On the 1st January 2015 the SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC) acquired the ADS Aerospace Standards, previously known as the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) Aerospace Standards. The SAE ITC established in 2003 operates as a trade association as part of the SAE International Enterprise providing a unique framework serving the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle sectors. Clients include private companies, government agencies, individuals, and trade associations. Building consensus and breakthrough barriers to achieve solutions, and the ways by which those solutions take shape, are tailored to each client's individual needs.
The legal obligations and copyright authority of all Aerospace Standards that were issued by the ADS Group Limited are therefore assigned / transferred to the SAE ITC.
These Standards are produced by the SAE ITC with the assistance of, and for the benefit of the Aerospace Industry, as part of a continuous programme of Standardisation for Aerospace application under the control of the Technical Standards Committee (TSC) of the SAE ITC.
SAE ITC Standards are published as part of the series of SAE ITC Aerospace Industry Standards, and where appropriate, additional manufacturing and inspection requirements are issued as Reference Sheets (RS) or Technical Specifications (TS). It is the responsibility of those using or specifying a Standard to ensure the product, process, or manufacturer so used or specified, is appropriate for the task or role in question. The SAE ITC wishes to draw special attention to the fact Technical Specifications (TS) include testing and procedures by which a user or Design Authority can establish whether a particular manufacturer, prima facie, has the capability to produce hardware in accordance with the appropriate standards and related specifications.
The SAE ITC, its servants, or representatives accept no responsibility for the continued quality of hardware items produced against the relevant drawings and specifications; this responsibility remains with the user.
Whilst the SAE ITC takes all reasonable care in the preparation of its Standards, neither the SAE ITC, its officers, employees, servants, agents, or representatives, shall have any responsibility or liability whatsoever with respect to any act or omission (whether negligent or not) of whatsoever nature, or in connection with the preparation of the Standards or any part thereof. These responsibilities are those of the user or Design Authority. Users of SAE ITC Standards agree that any such liability on the part of the SAE ITC is excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law. SAE ITC Standards may be changed from time to time, and both users and manufacturers of these parts should ensure they are in possession of the latest issue of the Standards and supporting documentation before adoption or the commencement of production.
It is recommended that Technical Specification TS260, Metallic Materials List of Alternative Material Standards, be consulted prior to manufacture of SAE ITC products.
Each Standard is a facsimile or electronic reproduction of a master drawing and, therefore, any outline view scales stated are not necessarily reproduced accurately. A Master Index of all SAE ITC Aerospace Standards is published separately on the SAE ITC website.
All references to Standards include reference to RS and TS publications.
Details of this and any further information can be obtained from the SAE ITC.