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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.

06-29-2012
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).

09-27-2012
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.

04-27-2009
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
09-30-2009
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:

11-23-2010
150/5300-9B AAS-100 Predesign, Prebid, and Preconstruction Conferences for Airport Grant Projects

Provides guidance for conducting predesign, prebid, and preconstruction conferences for projects funded under the FAA airport grant program. This version adds quality acceptance as a topic of discussion for the preconstruction conference, items to be addressed in the engineer’s report, details about what should be included in the phasing plan, and discussion of construction management plans.

09-30-2009
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.

09-28-2012
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.

08-07-2013
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.
09-30-2008
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.

09-15-2007
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.

09-30-2011
150/5300-18B AAS-100 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 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.

CHANGE 1 (02-24-2014)

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.

05-21-2009
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."

08-15-2013
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.

09-30-2009
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.
03-18-1997
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.
09-08-2008
150/5320-17 AAS-100 Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals
Provides guidance on understanding and rating the surface condition of flexible and rigid airfield pavements and provides a simple system to visually rate pavement condition.

Because of the size of this document, it is available as one complete file (see Complete) or as three smaller files (see Parts 1-3).
07-12-2004
150/5325-4B AAS-100 Runway Length Requirements for Airport Design
Provides design standards and guidelines for determining recommended runway lengths.
07-01-2005
150/5335-5B AAS-100 Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength - PCN

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.

08-26-2011
150/5340-1L AAS-100 Standards for Airport Markings

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

09-27-2013
150/5340-5D AAS-100 Segmented Circle Airport Marker System

This AC provides standards for a system of airport marking consisting of certain pilot aids and traffic control devices.

09-25-2013
150/5340-18F AAS-100 Standards for Airport Sign Systems

Contains standards for the siting and installation of signs on airport runways and taxiways, including taxiway ending markers, location signs, runway distance remaining signs, mandatory hold signs associated with POFZ and CAT II/III operations, and many others.

See also Engineering Brief 89: Taxiway Nomenclature Convention.

08-16-2010
150/5340-30G AAS-100 Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids

Provides guidance and recommendations on the installation of airport visual aids.

See also--

09-21-2012
150/5345-3G AAS-100 Specification for L-821, Panels for the Control of Airport Lighting

Provides the specified manufacturing requirements for panels used for remote control of airport lighting and auxiliary systems.

09-29-2010
150/5345-5B AAS-100 Circuit Selector Switch
Contains a specification for a circuit selector switch for use in airport lighting circuits.
09-14-2006
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