AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) operated from 1936 to 1985, designing or manufacturing aircraft and engines of Australian, American, British, Italian and French origin.
Accordingly, many CA Standards are direct adaptations of Standards applied in the manufacture of aircraft in other countries. Many CA Standards list foreign Substitute materials at the end of the document.
Materials from the United States appear in North American Aircraft designs such as Harvard (CAC Wirraway), Mustang and Sabre, Pratt & Whitney engines, Bell helicopter and F/A-18 Hornet.
Materials from Italy appear via the manufacture of the Macchi jet trainer and from France via the manufacture Dassualt Mirage and ATAR jet engine.
Materials from the United Kingdom appear from general application in WW2 and specific to the manufacture of Rolls Royce Merlin, Avon, Nene and Bristol Siddeley Viper engines.
Where CA Standards are revised, the later version will contain a sequential letter at the end of title, eg CA209, CA209B, CA209C
CA Standards are supported by two INDEX documents : Standards ‘by CA Number’ and ‘by Material’. A search through the Material index may reward a searcher looking for a substitute of similar composition. Over 1,000 CA Standards are available, courtesy of the Australian National Aviation Museum Archives Moorabbin, Australia. A small number are presented here and the work of scanning the balance continues. Where you wish to secure a copy of a CA Standard not yet listed here, please use the Contact button to enquire if it is available.
Where you have copies of any old aircraft Standards please use the Contact button to arrange scanning and sharing.