150/5300-18B - General Guidance and Specifications for Submission of Aeronautical Surveys to NGS: Field Data Collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) Standards
- Date Issued
- May 21, 2009
- Responsible Office
- AAS-100, Office of Airport Safety & Standards - Airport Engineering Division
Provides the specifications for the collection of airport data for the FAA Airport Surveying – Geographic Information System (GIS) Program. Also explains how to submit data to the FAA, which will forward the safety critical data to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for independent verification and validation. The standards covered in this document provide critical information for the operation and safety of the National Airspace System (NAS) and are classified as critical by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO Annex 15 defines data as critical when “there is a high probability when using corrupted critical data that the continued safe flight and landing of an aircraft would be severely at risk with the potential for catastrophe.” The information furnished under these standards covers the entire spectrum of the FAA’s airport data requirements. See also FAA Airport Surveying - GIS Program and Airports GIS Video Training Series.
Note: We have re-activated this AC until further notice. Please see the letter cancelling AC 150/5300-18C and re-activating AC 150/5300-18B.
- 150-5300-18B (Consolidated to include Change 1) (PDF, 10.9 MB)
- Letter Cancelling AC 150/5300-18C Until Further Notice (PDF, 131 KB)
AC 150/5300-18B Change 1
This change incorporates updated airport data collection standards and deletes outdated information. These changes clarify airport data collection and ongoing Airports GIS and other system enhancements.
General Guidance and Specifications for Submission of Aeronautical Surveys to NGS: Field Data Collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) Standards
Provides the specifications for the collection of airport survey data through field and office methodologies in support of aeronautical information and airport engineering surveys. It also explains how to submit data to the FAA, which will forward the data to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for quality control purposes. The primary purpose of these general guidelines and specifications is to list the requirements for aeronautical surveys conducted at airports in support of the FAA Airport Surveying–GIS Program.