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150/5370-17 AAS-100 Airside Use of Heated Pavement Systems

Establishes minimum performance requirements for the design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of heated pavement systems for use in the Aircraft Operations Area (AOA).

150/5380-6C AAS-100 Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements

This AC provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining airport pavements.

150/5380-7B AAS-100 Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP)

This AC discusses the Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP) concept, its essential components, and how it is used to make cost-effective decisions about pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R).

150/5380-9 AAS-100 Guidelines and Procedures for Measuring Airfield Pavement Roughness

Provides guidelines and procedures for measuring and evaluating runway roughness as identified by surface profile data of rigid and flexible airport pavements. Provides technical procedures to quantify surface irregularities and to determine how surface irregularities may affect specific categories of airplanes.

150/5390-2C AAS-100 Heliport Design

Provides standards for the design of heliports serving helicopters with single rotors. Basic concepts can also be applied to facilities serving helicopters with tandem (front and rear) or dual (side by side) rotors; although many standards will not apply to these facilities.

This version adds guidance for pavement or structure larger than the touchdown and liftoff area (TLOF), but less than the size of the final approach and take off (FATO); turbulence effects; clearance between parking areas and taxi routes and within parking areas; minimum dimensions of curved approach/departure airspace; Touchdown/Positioning Circle (TDPC) Marking; Flight Path Alignment Guidance markings and lights; Emergency Helicopter Landing Facility Requirements (EHLF); FATO to FATO separation distance for simultaneous operations; revised standards for size of “H” for general aviation heliports; increased TLOF size when the FATO of a hospital heliport is not load bearing; and Heliport Protection Zone (HPZ) for hospital heliports. See "Principal Changes" for a complete list.

150/5395-1A AAS-100 Seaplane Bases

This AC provides guidance to assist operators in planning, designing, and constructing seaplane bases and associated facilities.

150/5200-12C AAS-300 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.

150/5200-18C AAS-300 Airport Safety Self-Inspection
Provides information to airport operators about airport self-inspection programs and identifies what should be included in such programs.
150/5200-28D AAS-300 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.

See also NOTAM Briefing: Guidance for NOTAM D Standardization (PDF).

150/5200-29A AAS-300 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.
150/5200-30C AAS-300 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.

CHANGE 1 (02-15-2012)

Adds the requirement to identify Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting mutual aid access points(s) to include gate(s) operability. This Change is in response to a National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendation.

150/5200-31C AAS-300 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.

CHANGE 2 (11-03-2010)

Updates the date by which a part 139 certificated airport must submit its Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) to June 30, 2011.

150/5200-32B AAS-300 Reporting Wildlife Aircraft Strikes

This AC explains the importance of reporting collisions between aircraft and wildlife, more commonly referred to as wildlife strikes. It also explains recent improvements in the FAA’s Bird/Other Wildlife Strike Reporting system, how to report a wildlife strike, what happens to the wildlife strike report data, how to access the FAA National Wildlife Strike Database (NWSD), and the FAA’s Feather Identification program.

150/5200-33B AAS-300 Hazardous Wildlife Attractants On or Near Airports
Provides guidance on certain land uses that have the potential to attract hazardous wildlife on or near public-use airports. It also discusses airport development projects (including airport construction, expansion, and renovation) affecting aircraft movement near hazardous wildlife attractants.
150/5200-34A AAS-300 Construction or Establishment of Landfills near Public Airports
Contains guidance on complying with new Federal statutory requirements regarding the construction or establishment of landfills near public airports.
150/5200-36A AAS-300 Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports (Consolidated AC includes Change 1)

Describes the qualifications for wildlife biologists who conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHA) for airports certificated under 14 CFR Part 139 and at non-certificated airports funded by the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) or Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program. Addresses the minimum wildlife hazard management curriculum for the initial and recurrent training of airport personnel who implement an FAA-approved Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP).

Consolidated AC includes Change 1 dated 1/31/2013. See also--

CHANGE 1 (01-31-2013)

This Change adds language requiring certificated airports to maintain documentation of airport wildlife biologist qualifications. This change is in response to an Office of the Inspector General safety recommendation.

150/5200-37 AAS-300 Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airport Operators
Introduces the concept of a safety management system (SMS) for airport operators.
150/5210-7D AAS-300 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Communications

Provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) communications.

150/5210-13C AAS-300 Airport Water Rescue Plans and Equipment

Provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for water rescue operations.

150/5210-14B AAS-300 Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Equipment, Tools and Clothing

Contains references to the minimum requirements for the selection and performance of aircraft rescue and firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE), self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and powered rescue tools. Designed to assist airport management in the development of local procurement specifications for airport fire departments.

150/5210-17C AAS-300 Programs for Training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Personnel

This AC provides information on courses and reference materials for training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) personnel. This revision replaces Appendix 1  with an Addendum of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Training Facilities, which the FAA will update on a quarterly basis. It also  removes the one minute time requirement for donning of Personal Protective Equipment and the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

150/5210-20A AAS-300 Ground Vehicle Operations to include Taxiing or Towing an Aircraft on Airports

This AC and its appendices provide guidance to airport operators about developing training programs for safe ground vehicle operations, personnel taxiing or towing an aircraft, and pedestrian control on the movement and safety areas of an airport.

This version represents a major rewrite. The AC now addresses aircraft being taxied by persons other than certificated pilots; adds a definition for Airport Operations Area; revises the definition for Non-Movement Area; replaces the term “Ramp” with “Apron” to harmonize with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 14 Volume 1; adds a definition for Vehicle or Pedestrian Deviation; provides guidance for towered airports on Part 139 requirements for people and equipment in the Runway Safety Area (RSA); calls for a Letter of Agreement at towered airports between the airport operator, the tower, and FAA Technical Operations; provides guidance on taxing and/or towing aircraft in the movement area by non-pilots; and incorporates numerous changes to format and content throughout the document. 

150/5210-22 AAS-300 Airport Certification Manual (ACM)
Provides methods for meeting the certification requirements specified in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139, Certification of Airports. This AC cancels AC 139/201-1, Airport Certification Manual (ACM) and Airport Certification Specifications (ACS).
150/5210-23 AAS-300 ARFF Vehicle and High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) Operation, Training and Qualifications

Provides FAA standards and recommendations for the training of airport firefighting and rescue personnel in the proper operation and tactical use of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles and ARFF vehicles equipped with High Reach Extendable Turret (HRETs). This guidance includes the development of department Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs) and the development of department proficiency evaluation standards.

150/5210-24 AAS-300 Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Management

Provides guidance for developing and managing an airport foreign object debris (FOD) program.  In addition, this AC provides specifications for the equipment used in FOD removal operations.

The described program addresses prevention, detection, removal, and evaluation as well as strategies and practices that can help reduce FOD at airports. The guidelines presented in this AC are advisory and can be implemented at the discretion of the airport operator in accordance with the airport operator’s approved Airport Certification Manual.

This AC cancels AC 150/5380-5B, Debris Hazards at Civil Airports, dated July 5, 1996.


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