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Key Figure in ASTM-LSA Standards Development Succumbs to Cancer


Dan Schultz

July 5, 2012 - Daniel A. Schultz, who was instrumental in the ASTM International effort to develop consensus standards for light-sport aircraft, passed away June 22 after a long battle with sarcoma. He was 38 years old.

Schultz joined ASTM International, a globally recognized leader in developing international voluntary consensus standards, in March 1998. He rose to the position of director of standards development, working with groups such as the light-sport aircraft standards committee, helping to lead industries to improve their internal operations and systems by implementing and using standards.

Earl Lawrence, manager of the FAA's Small Airplane Directorate, was EAA's vice president of industry and regulatory affairs and co-chaired the ASTM LSA committee.

"Daniel was instrumental in bringing a wide interest area together for developing solutions that everyone could support," he said. "He was key to the establishment the LSA industry, and was well respected by all segments of the LSA community."


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