RTCA DO-160 Waterproofness Testing

Environmental Testing

Currently, D.L.S. performs the entire environmental suite of tests up to the current revision level of G. These tests are often performed in addition to EMI-related tests.

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Section 10 - Waterproofness:

Equipment Categories

Category Y

Equipment that is installed in locations where it is subjected to condensing water in the course of normal aircraft operations.

Category W

Equipment that is installed in locations where it is subjected to falling water (generally the result of condensation) in the course of normal aircraft operations.

Category R

Equipment installed in locations where it may be subjected to a driving rain or where water may be sprayed on it from any angle.

Category S

Equipment installed in locations where it may be subjected to the forces of a heavy stream of fluid such as would be encountered in aircraft de-icing, washing or cleaning operations.

 

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