The ISO/TC20 Mission

ISO/TC 20 is a technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) responsible for developing internationally accepted standards for aircraft and space vehicles. This covers standards for the materials, components and equipment used to both develop and maintain them, including:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Test and evaluation
  • Operation
  • Air traffic management
  • Maintenance
  • Disposal/end of life
  • Safety, reliability and environmental considerations



ISO 18197:2015 Published! Space based services requirements for centimeter class positioning

ISO/FDIS 19631 Ballot Finished - Tube fittings for fluid systems, 5080 psi (35000 kPa) - Qualification Specification

ISO/8177:2015 Published! Aerospace - Omega clamps (saddle clamps) for fluid systems - Dimensions

ISO/FDIS 16699 Started - Space systems - Disposal of orbital launch stages

ISO 19632:2015 Published! - Aerospace series -- Fitting end, 24° internal cone, external thread, flareless type extra fine thread pitch inch series -- Design standard

ISO 16164:2015 Published! - Space systems -- Disposal of satellites operating in or crossing Low Earth Orbit

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Upcoming Meetings

TC 20 55th Plenary - 20-21 October 2021, Virtual meeting

Want to get involved?

Standards are developed by the people who need them – that could mean you. Technical committees include experts from both standards and industry and these experts are put forward by ISO’s national members. If you want to help shape future standards in your field, contact your national member.