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150/5220-18A AAS-100 Buildings for Storage and Maintenance of Airport Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Materials
Provides guidance for the site selection and design of buildings used to store and maintain airport snow and ice control equipment, store approved materials, and provide personnel areas required to support the requirements under the airport operator’s winter storm management plan.
150/5220-20A AAS-100 Airport Snow and Ice Control Equipment

This advisory circular provides guidance to assist airport operators in the procurement of snow and ice control equipment for airport use.

150/5220-21C AAS-100 Aircraft Boarding Equipment

Contains the FAA's performance standards, specifications, and recommendations for the design, manufacture, testing and maintenance of equipment used in the boarding of airline passengers. The physical area covered in this AC is that which is bounded by the door of the passenger terminal area, on one end, to the door of the aircraft, on the other end. Although this AC refers only to aircraft boarding (enplaning), all references apply equally to disembarking (deplaning) with the described procedures occurring in reverse order.

The previous version of this AC discussed only the passenger lift scenario and associated equipment. This document updates that effort and addresses the other methods and equipment used to board an aircraft, including passenger boarding bridges, ramps, lifts, and aircraft boarding chairs.

150/5220-22B AAS-100 Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) for Aircraft Overruns

Contains standards for the planning, design, installation, and maintenance of Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) in runway safety areas (RSAs).

150/5220-23 AAS-100 Frangible Connections

Contains specifications for the frangible connections used to support objects located in airfield safety areas, including fuse bolts, special material bolts, frangible couplings, tear-through fasteners, and tear-out sections.

This AC is based on the performance standards, specifications, and recommendations contained in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aerodrome Design Manual, Part 6, Frangibility, and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Engineering Technical Letter (ETL) 01-20: Guidelines for Airfield Frangibility Zones.

150/5220-24 AAS-100 Foreign Object Debris Detection Equipment

Provides information that airports can use to procure foreign object debris (FOD) detection equipment. Contains minimum performance specifications for systems and equipment that detect foreign objects on airports, including stationary radar, stationary electro-optical, stationary hybrid radar and electro-optical, and mobile radar.

See also Buy American Preferences to view:

  • Notice of Decision to Issue Buy American Waivers for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment (11/28/2010)
  • Notice to Manufacturers of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment (8/5/2010)
  • Waiver request process
150/5220-25 AAS-100 Airport Avian Radar Systems

Provides guidance on the use of avian radar systems to supplement an airport’s Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP) and reduce the potential avian threats to aircraft.

See also:

150/5220-26 AAS-100 Airport Ground Vehicle Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Squitter Equipment

Provides guidance on the development, installation, testing, approval, and maintenance of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out squitter units for airport ground vehicles. Using this AC, airports will be able to acquire approved and authorized airport ground vehicle ADS-B squitter units that are compliant with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 91, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS–B) Out Performance Requirements to Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service, as well as the initial set of ADS-B applications. Please note that the technical specifications for manufacturing ADS-B squitter units for airport ground vehicles are published in the FAA’s document, Vehicle Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Specification, Version 2.4, published May 1, 2012.

Contact the appropriate FAA Airport District Office or Regional Airports Division to discuss Airport Improvement Program (AIP) eligibility.

Learn more about Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

CHANGE 1 (09-01-2012)

Provides guidance on the development, installation, testing, approval, and maintenance of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out squitter units for airport ground vehicles. Change 1 updates the ADS-B Specification version number, Table 1 to show airports with existing or planned FAA surveillance systems, and Appendix A to list qualified products.

150/5230-4B AAS-300 Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, Training, and Dispensing on Airports

Contains specifications and guidance for the storage, handling, and dispensing of aviation fuel on airports. Additionally, this AC provides standards and guidance for the training of personnel who conduct these activities.

Please see the associated Addendum for a list of companies offering courses of instruction in line service training as well as supervisory training that are acceptable to the Administrator. We will update the Addendum on a quarterly basis.

150/5300-7B ABP-420 FAA Policy on Facility Relocations Occasioned by Airport Improvements or Changes

Reaffirms to the aviation community the FAA policy governing responsibility for funding relocation, replacement and modification of air traffic control and air navigation facilities that are made necessary by improvements or changes to the airport.

150/5300-13A AAS-100 Airport Design

Contains the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) standards and recommendations for the geometric layout and engineering design of runways, taxiways, aprons, and other facilities at civil airports.This substantial revision fully incorporates all previous changes to AC 150/5300-13 as well as new standards and technical requirements.

See also Interim Guidance on Land Uses Within a Runway Protection Zone.

CHANGE 1 (02-26-2014)

This change replaces Runway Reference Code (RRC) with new Approach and Departure Reference Code (APRC and DPRC) designations; expands Taxiway Fillet information and adds a new Appendix 8, Taxiway Fillet Design; adjusts TDG limits, with associated changes to fillet dimensions; moves Figure 4-1 to Chapter 1; combines Tables 3-4 and 3-5 to form Standards for Instrument Approach Procedures; incorporates minor editorial corrections; adds a Record of Changes at the end of the AC; and incorporates revisions describes in the Errata Sheet for the original release.

See also Additional Design Tools and Drawings for Change 1.

150/5300-14C AAS-100 Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities

This AC provides standards and recommendations for use in the design of aircraft deicing facilities.

150/5300-15A AAS-100 Use Of Value Engineering For Engineering And Design Of Airport Grant Projects
Provides guidance on using value engineering (VE) in airport projects funded under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Airport Grant program.
150/5300-16A AAS-100 General Guidance and Specifications for Aeronautical Surveys: Establishment of Geodetic Control and Submission to the National Geodetic Survey

Explains the specifications for establishing geodetic control on or near an airport. It also describes how to submit the information to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for approval and inclusion in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) in support of aeronautical information surveys. See also Airports GIS Video Training Series.

150/5300-17C AAS-100 Standards for Using Remote Sensing Technologies in Airport Surveys

Provides guidance on the use of remote sensing technologies in the collection of data describing the physical infrastructure of an airport. This version is a substantial rewrite and includes new sections on remote sensing technologies other than aerial imagery (primarily LIDAR) for collecting airport data. See also the Airports GIS website.

150/5300-18C AAS-100 Survey and Data Standards for Submission of Aeronautical Data Using Airports GIS

This AC provides the specifications and technical requirements for data collection conducted at airports in support of the FAA Airport Surveying – Geographic Information System (GIS) Program. The information furnished under these standards covers the entire spectrum of the FAA’s airport data requirements, including runway and stopway data, navigational aid data, obstruction data, and data on various airport features, including taxiways, aprons, and landmark features. 

This version of the AC is a major rewrite; it now conforms to the new FAA enterprise data model and process of maintaining a single authoritative source of aeronautical data. 

150/5300-19 AAS-100 Airport Data and Information Program

Note: The FAA is moving toward an electronic data submission system with the implementation of the FAA’s Navigation Procedures Project (NAV Lean) solution.  Sections of this AC may be used as those portions of the system become available.  In the interim, please refer to the current guidance provided in AC 150/5200-35A, Submitting the Airport Master Record in Order to Activate a New Airport for paper-based data submissions.

This AC provides general guidance and information for airport owners and operators in the collection and management of data describing the physical infrastructure, characteristics, and services of their airport. This data is source material for the FAA’s aeronautical information databases, for use in the dissemination of aviation information to the public, preparation of government and private industry aeronautical charts, and related flight information publications. This AC also describes the schedule, frequency, and standards for airport inspections.  

150/5320-5D AAS-100 Airport Drainage Design

This AC provides guidance for engineers, airport managers, and the public about the design and construction of airport surface storm drainage systems; and subsurface drainage systems for paved runways, taxiways, and aprons. It incorporates the DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) draft document, Surface Drainage Design, dated August 1, 2006. This revision adds guidance that was not included in the original DOD document. See paragraph 5,, "Purpose of this Revision."

150/5320-6E AAS-100 Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation

Provides guidance to the public on the design and evaluation of pavements at civil airports.

Because of the size of the document, it is available as one large file (see Complete) or as four smaller files (see Parts 1-4).

See also related Airport Design Software.

150/5320-12C AAS-100 Measurement, Construction, and Maintenance of Skid Resistant Airport Pavement Surfaces
Contains guidelines and procedures for the design and construction of skid-resistant pavement; pavement evaluation, without or with friction equipment; and maintenance of high skid-resistant pavements.
CHANGE 1 (04-16-2004)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 2 (09-02-2004)
Updates references to polymer-based runway surface chip seals to account for current materials technology.
CHANGE 3 (08-25-2004)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 4 (02-03-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 5 (04-15-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 6 (05-25-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 7 (12-05-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 8 (02-07-2007)
Updates list of FAA-approved CFME.
150/5320-15A AAS-100 Management Of Airport Industrial Waste
Provides basic information on the characteristics, management, and regulations of industrial wastes generated at airports. Provides guidance for the development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that applies best management practices to eliminate, prevent, or reduce pollutants in storm water runoff associated with particular airport industrial activities.
150/5320-17A AAS-100 Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals

This AC provides limited guidance on understanding and rating the surface condition of flexible (asphalt) and rigid (concrete) airfield pavements. Appendices A and B of this AC include the Asphalt and Concrete Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals (PASER Manuals). The FAA recommends the information and procedures contained in the manuals for use by airport staff and consultants, directly or in combination with additional testing and data collection, only when it is not possible to complete a more detailed pavement condition index (PCI) survey as part of a more comprehensive pavement maintenance management program.

150/5325-4B AAS-100 Runway Length Requirements for Airport Design
Provides design standards and guidelines for determining recommended runway lengths.
150/5335-5C AAS-100 Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength - PCN

This AC provides guidance for using the standardized International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) method, called the Aircraft Classification Number – Pavement Classification Number (ACN-PCN) method, to report airport runway, taxiway, and apron pavement strength. Includes instructions for using the COMFAA program to calculate ACN values to determine PCN.

Also provides guidance for reporting changes to airport data that is generally published on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 5010, Airport Master Record, particularly those data elements associated with Gross Weight (Data Elements 35 through 38) and Pavement Classification Number (Data Element 39).

Access COMFAA and related Support Spreadsheet on our Airport Design Software page.

150/5340-1L AAS-100 Standards for Airport Markings

This AC contains the FAA standards for markings used on airport runways, taxiways, and aprons.


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