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SAE Engineering Standards Numbering Paradigm

SAE Engineering Standards Numbering Paradigm

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) has developed a numbering paradigm for its Aerospace Standards, Recommended Practices, Aerospace Resources Documents, and Information Reports. This numbering paradigm includes alpha and numeric digits with the alpha digits which generally identifies the specific category/information covered by the document.

Here is the list of the acronyms and their root meaning:
AIR      Aerospace Information Report
AMS    Aerospace Material Specification
ARD    Aerospace Resource Document
ARP     Aerospace Recommended Practice
AS       Aerospace Standard
NC      Noncurrent (formerly Inactive for New Design)
MA      Metric Aerospace Standard
MAP    Metric Aerospace Recommended Practice
RA       Reaffirmed
RR       Reaffirmed – Currently Being Revised

This data is provided for general information only. The intention is to provide accurate information; regardless; errors may exist in the supplied information. If accuracy is critical, base your final decisions on the data provided by SAE. To purchase copies visit an Authorized Reseller.

Original Posting: 4/8/2013
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