Draft Airports Series 150 Advisory Circulars (ACs)
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|Number||Title||Current AC||Deadline for Comments|
|150/5300-14C (PDF, 1.64 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5300-14C, Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities (posted 05/21/2013)
This AC provides standards, specifications, and guidance for designing aircraft deicing facilities.
|150/5395-1A (PDF, 3.14 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5395-1A, Seaplane Bases (posted 05/09/2013)
This AC provides guidance to assist operators in planning, designing, and constructing seaplane bases and associated facilities.
|150/5345-27E (PDF, 207 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-27E, Specification for Wind Cone Assemblies (posted 05/22/2013)
This AC contains a specification for wind cone assemblies to be used to provide wind information to pilots.
|150/5340-5D (PDF, 167 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5340-5D, Segmented Circle Airport Marker System (posted 05/08/2013)
This AC sets forth standards for a system of airport marking consisting of certain pilot aids and traffic control devices.
|150/5320-5D (PDF, 24.17 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5320-5D, Airport Drainage Design (posted 05/09/2013)
This AC provides guidance about the design and construction of airport surface storm drainage systems and subsurface drainage systems for paved runways, taxiways, and aprons. Among the topics it addresses are grading, erosion and sediment control, underdrains, water quality and quantity control, and storm sewers.
|150/5345-7F (PDF, 349 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-7F, Specification for L-824 Underground Electrical Cable for Airport Lighting Circuits (posted 02/08/2013)
This AC describes the specifications for L-824 underground electrical cable for airport lighting circuits. The draft replaces FAA Standard 013, Quality Control Program Requirements, with ANSI/ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems - Requirements.
|150/5200-32B (PDF, 145 KB)||
Draft AC 150/ 5200-32B, Reporting Wildlife Aircraft Strikes (posted 11/30/2012)
This AC explains the importance of reporting collisions between aircraft and wildlife, more commonly referred to as wildlife strikes. It also examines recent improvements in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 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.
|150/5200-33C (PDF, 506 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5200-33C, Hazardous Wildlife Attractants on or near Airports (posted 12/07/2012)
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 (PDF, 929 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5200-XX, Protocol for the Conduct and Review of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits, Wildlife Hazard Assessments, and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (posted 11/30/2012)
This AC defines the minimum acceptable standards for the conduct and preparation of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits (Site Visit), Wildlife Hazard Assessments (Assessments) and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (Plans). This AC provides guidelines that define when a Site Visit should be conducted and when an Assessment must be conducted. It also defines minimum standards for conducting Site Visits and Assessments, as well as developing Plans. The AC further defines and explains continual monitoring programs. This AC also provides checklists to help people evaluate Site Visits, Assessments and Plans.
|150/5200-37A (PDF, 2.18 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5200-37A, Safety Management Systems for Airports (posted 06/29/2012)
Provides detailed guidance about developing and implementing SMS on an airport. Explains how SMS will help airports develop an explicit, pro-active, and engaged process for identifying and quantifying potential hazards and risks and for managing them in a systematically coherent, logical, and reasonable way.
|150/5300-13 (PDF, 867 KB)||
Draft Change 19 to AC 150/5300-13, Airport Design (posted 06/29/2012)
Establishes uniform standards for the siting and designation of parachute landing areas.
We will incorporate the final version of Change 19 to the current Airport Design AC, AC 150/5300-13, into the final version of AC 150/5300-13A, which we plan to publish by September 30, 2012.
|150/5360-12F (PDF, 7.40 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5360-12F, Airport Signing and Graphics (posted 07/30/2012)
Provides guidance on airport terminal and landside wayfinding, signing, and graphics. This draft is a substantial rewrite. It incorporates the recommendations and guidelines developed under Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 52, Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside, completed in 2011.
|150/5300-19 (PDF, 727 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5300-19, Airport Data and Information Program (posted 06/06/2011)
Provides general guidance and information for airport authorities in the collection and management of data describing the physical infrastructure, characteristics, and services of their airport. Describes new process allowing airport operators to manage their data within the FAA’s Airports Geographic Information System (Airports GIS). Also describes how and when airports are inspected to ensure conformance with standards and applicability and currency of the published airport data.
Final document will cancel AC 150/5200-35A, Submitting the Airport Master Record in Order to Activate a New Airport.
Procedure for Commenting on Draft ACs
Unless specifically noted, we generally accept comments only from recognized industry organizations. If you would like to comment on a Draft Advisory Circular, please submit your comments to one of the organizations listed below.
- Air Line Pilots Association
- Air Transport Association of America
- Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
- Airport Consultants Council
- Airports Council International--North America
- Allied Pilots Association
- American Association of Airport Executives
- American Council of Engineering Companies
- American Society of Civil Engineers (Transportation & Development Institute) 1
- DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation 2
- Experimental Aircraft Association
- General Aviation Manufacturers Association
- Helicopter Association International
- International Air Transport Association
- National Air Transportation Association
- National Association of State Aviation Officials
- National Business Aviation Association
- Regional Airline Association
Note 1 - For ASCE, submit comments to:
Jonathan C. Esslinger, P.E.
Director, Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.
Note 2 - For DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation, submit comments to:
DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation
SAF/AQKT Room 4E128
Washington, DC 20330-1060