Airport engineering briefs provide additional information about airport engineering, design, and construction standards and specifications included in advisory circulars.

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On February 25, 2015, obsolete and out-of-date engineering briefs were cancelled. Use of materials or procedures in any of the cancelled engineering briefs will require a modification to standards.

Active Engineering Briefs
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Description Date
Full Set (ZIP, 13.73 MB) Download the Full Set of Engineering Briefs as a Zipped File Mar. 31, 2015
EB92 (PDF) Light Spacing Guidance for New Taxiway Fillet Geometry (per AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design) Nov. 29, 2013
EB91 (PDF, 1.3 MB) Management of Vegetation in the Airport Environment Nov. 15, 2013
EB90 Reserved NA
EB89 (PDF) Taxiway Nomenclature Convention Mar. 29, 2012
EB88 Reserved NA
EB87 (PDF) Heliport Perimeter Light for Visual Meteorological Conditions Jan. 13, 2012
EB86 Reserved NA
Draft EB85 (PDF) Ductile Snowplow Protection Ring And Installation Procedures Dec. 3, 2014
Draft EB84 (PDF) Remote Maintenance and Monitoring of ALCMS and L-821 Computerized Control Panels Feb. 22, 2011
EB83 (PDF, 3.54 MB) In Pavement Light Fixture Bolts (revised 3/6/2012) June 29, 2010
EB82 Reserved NA
EB79 (PDF, 1.32 MB) Determining RSA NAVAID Frangibility and Fixed-By-Function Requirements July 13, 2009
EB78 (PDF) Linear Equations for Evaluating the Separation of Airplane Design Groups on Parallel Taxiways and Taxiways to Fixed/Movable Objects Sept. 28, 2012
EB76 (PDF) Using Solar Power for Airport Obstruction Lighting Jan. 14, 2008
EB75 (PDF) Incorporation of Runway Incursion Prevention into Taxiway and Apron Design Nov. 8, 2007
EB74A (PDF) Use of 150-foot (45-M) Wide Runways and Blast Pads for Boeing 747-8 Operations Aug. 11, 2011
EB73 (PDF) Use of Non-Standard 75-Foot- (23-M) Wide Straight Taxiway Sections for Boeing 747-8 Taxiing Operations Nov. 27, 2007
EB72A (PDF) Positive Identification of Runways for Landing Nov. 2, 2007
EB67D (PDF) Light Sources Other than Incandescent and Xenon for Airport and Obstruction Lighting Fixtures Mar. 6, 2012
EB66 (PDF) Rubblized Portland Cement Concrete Base Course Feb. 13, 2004
EB65A (PDF) Use of 150-Foot- (45-M) Wide Runways for Airbus A380 Operations Dec. 10, 2007
EB64D (PDF) Runway Status Lights System May 9, 2011
EB63B (PDF) Taxiways for Airbus A380 Taxiing Operations (Supersedes EB 63a) Nov. 27, 2007
EB57 (PDF) Extended Q-Value Table for Estimating Percent of Lot Within Limits (Pwl).
Q-Value and PWL Table (MS Excel)
May 19, 1999
EB56 (PDF) Development of Revised Acceptance Criteria for Item P-401 and Item P-501. Jan. 27, 1999
EB42 (PDF) Geocomposite Pavement Edge Drains Mar. 22, 1989
EB34A (PDF) Referee Testing of Hardened Portland Cement Concrete Pavement-Percent within Limits Revision May 13, 2002

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