This specification covers all aspects from the selection through installation of wiring and wiring devices and optical cabling and termination devices used in aerospace vehicles. Aerospace vehicles include manned and unmanned airplanes, helicopters, lighter-than- air vehicles, missiles and external pods. An Amendment corresponding to this standard is available at AS50881B_A1
This document was revised to incorporate an outstanding amendment as well as comments editorial and technical received and coordinated by the SAE AE-8A System Installation Subcommittee since 1998. Specification reference data was also updated.