Series 150 Advisory Circulars (ACs) for Airport Projects
Announcement of Availability Report No. DOT/FAA/PP/92-5, Guidelines for the Sound Insulation of Residences Exposed to Aircraft Operations
Announces availability of Guidelines for the Sound Insulation of Residences Exposed to Aircraft Operations. Updated file includes complete report.
Because of the size of the complete file, we also make it available in 8 parts for easier downloading.
Announcement Of Availability: RTCA Inc., Document RTCA-221
Announces the availability of RTCA, Inc., Document RTCA/DO-221, Guidance and Recommended Requirements for Airport Surface Movement Sensors, dated April 24, 1994. Provides recommended minimum performance standards for airport surface movement sensors and specifies both sensor and system characteristics that provide guidance to airport systems designers, manufacturers, installers, and users of the equipment.
Cancels AC 150/5000-13, Announcement of Availability-RTCA Inc., Document RTCA-221, dated September 7, 1994.
Announcement of Availability of Airport-Related Research and Development Products
Explains how to obtain the latest airport-related research and development (R&D) products funded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Airports Organization. This AC describes R&D products from the FAA’s Airport Technology Research and Development Branch, the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF), and the Airfield Asphalt Pavement Technology Program (AAPTP).
Announcement of Availability of the Guide for Private Flyers - U.S. International Airports
Announces the availability of the Guide for Private Flyers published by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Guide lists all U.S. international airports, designated airports, landing rights airports, and user fee airports. It also defines the term InternationalAirport and clarifies the use of the word International in an airport name. Any airport may use the word International in its name. However, only airports listed in the CBP guide are considered international airports for CBP purposes.
This AC replaces AC 150/5000-5C, Designated U.S. International Airports.
Noise Control and Compatibility Planning for Airports
Provides general guidance for noise control and compatibility planning for airports as well as specific guidance for preparation of airport noise exposure maps and airport noise compatibility programs by airport operators for submission under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 150, and the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979. Contains an expanded Table of Land Uses Normally Compatible with Various Levels of Noise.
Guidance on the Balanced Approach to Noise Management
FAA accepts the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) document, Guidance on the Balanced Approach to Aircraft Noise Management, as additional guidance material.
Citizen Participation in Airport Planning
Provides guidance for citizen involvement in airport planning. Although not mandatory for airport grant programs, it explains the need for early citizen participation.
Note: Portions of this AC are under review for update. Please contact the appropriate Regional Office or Airports District Office for assistance.
Environmental Management Systems for Airport Sponsors
Provides guidance to airport sponsors that develop Environmental Management Systems (EMS). It provides guidance to airport sponsors on the needed parts of an EMS.
Airport Capacity And Delay
Explains how to compute airport capacity and aircraft delay for airport planning and design. Consolidated file contains Changes 1 and 2.
Note: Portions of this AC are under review for update. Please contact the National Planning and Environmental Division for assistance.
Because of the size of this document, it is available as one large file (see Complete) or as several smaller files (see Parts 1-4).
Airport Master Plans
Provides guidance for the preparation of airport master plans that range in size and function from small general aviation to large commercial service facilities. Appendix D of this AC cancels Chapter 1, Section 5; Appendix 6; and Appendix 7 of AC 150/5300-13, Airport Design. Consolidated file contains Change 1.
The Airport System Planning Process
Provides guidance for effective airport system planning.
Development of State Standards for Nonprimary Airports
Provides guidelines for the development of State standards for and the use of State highway specifications for pavement construction at nonprimary public-use airports as provided for in title 49 United States Code (USC), Sections 47105(c) and 47114(d)(5), respectively.
Architectural, Engineering, and Planning Consultant Services for Airport Grant Projects
Provides guidance for airport sponsors in the selection and employment of architectural, engineering, and planning consultants under Federal Aviation Administration airport grant programs.
Land Acquisition and Relocation Assistance for Airport Improvement Program Assisted Projects
Provides guidance to sponsors of airport projects developed under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to meet the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (PL 91-646, as amended) and the Regulations of the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 24. Consolidated file contains Changes 1 through 6.
Guide for Airport Financial Reports Filed by Airport Sponsors
Provides airport sponsors with guidance on filing FAA Form 5100-126, Financial Governmental Payment Report, and FAA Form 5100-127, Operating and Financial Summary. Announces changes to the FAA's financial reporting program and to Form 5100-127.
See also Airport Financial Reporting Program.
Federal Surplus Personal Property Program for Public Airport Purposes
This AC explains to public airport sponsors and other interested parties the Federal Surplus Personal Property Program for Public Airports. It contains the procedures for applying for screener credentials and to request authorized surplus personal property through the GSAXcess system administered by the General Services Administration (GSA) for disposition of federal surplus personal property.
A Model Zoning Ordinance to Limit Height of Objects Around Airports
Provides a model zoning ordinance to be used as a guide to control the height of objects around airports. Editorially updated.
Exclusive Rights at Federally Obligated Airports
Provides basic information about the FAA's prohibition on the granting of exclusive rights at federally-obligated airports. This prohibition is one of the obligations assumed by the airport sponsors of public airports that have accepted federal assistance, either in the form of grants or property conveyances. This AC cancels AC 150/5190-5 (Change 1), Exclusive Rights and Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities, dated June 10, 2002.
Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities
Provides basic information about the FAA's recommendations on commercial minimum standards and related policies. Although minimum standards are optional, the FAA highly recommends their use and implementation as a means to minimize the potential for violations of Federal obligations at federally obligated airports. This AC cancels AC 150/5190-5 (Change 1), Exclusive Rights and Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities, dated June 10, 2002.
First Responders’ Responsibility for Protecting Evidence at the Scene of an Aircraft Accident/Incident
Furnishes general guidance for airport employees, airport management, and other personnel responsible for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) operations at the scene of an aircraft accident on the proper preservation of evidence. It explains the need for preservation of evidence and details operational actions which may be permitted if performed in the interest of preserving life.
Airport Safety Self-Inspection
Provides information to airport operators about airport self-inspection programs and identifies what should be included in such programs.
Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) for Airport Operators
Provides guidance on using the NOTAM system for airport condition reporting and describes significant changes to the format of Distant (D) and Local (L) NOTAMs.
Announcement Of Availability Of Airport Self-Inspection DVD
Announces the availability of the Airport Safety Self-Inspection DVD, which replaces the previously issued videotape. It also corrects a previously released announcement, dated January 31, 2007, that was incorrectly numbered AC 150/5200-18C.
Airport Winter Safety and Operations
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to assist airport operators in developing a snow and ice control plan, conducting and reporting runway friction surveys, and establishing snow removal and control procedures. Version B of this AC cancelled AC 150/5220-13B, Runway Surface Condition Sensor Specification Guide, dated March 27, 1991. Consolidated file contains Change 1.
See also Notice to Manufacturers of Airport In-Pavement Stationary Runway Weather Information Systems about AIP Buy American Requirement (10/28/2011). The FAA is requesting information to determine if waivers to this requirement are needed.
Airport Emergency Plan (Consolidated AC includes Change 2)
Provides guidance to the airport operator in the development and implementation of an Airport Emergency Plan (AEP). The AEP addresses essential emergency related and deliberate actions planned to ensure the safety of and emergency services for the airport populace and the community in which the airport is located.
Consolidated file includes Change 2 dated 11/3/2010. Change 2 updates the date by which AEPs must be submitted to June 30, 2011.