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|Number||Title||Current AC||Deadline for Comments|
|150/5000 (PDF, 303 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5000-XX, Critical Aircraft and Regular Use Determination (posted 09/23/2015)
This advisory circular defines the term Critical Aircraft and provides guidance on the use of Critical Aircraft in the conduct of facility planning studies for federally obligated airports.
|150/5100-20 (PDF, 776 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5100-20, Guidance on the Extraction of Oil and Gas at Federally Obligated Airports (posted 09/29/2015)
This AC discusses oil and gas development on federally obligated airport land, including any drilling that penetrates the subsurface of the airport owned land. This AC does not create new requirements for on-airport or nearby off-airport land use or development. It describes how existing FAA policy, guidance, standards, and obligations, as well as other applicable laws and regulations, apply to proposed oil and gas extraction from obligated airports (both use of surface land and extraction of subsurface minerals/oil/gas).
|150/5345-49D (PDF, 100 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-49D, Specification L-854 Radio Control Equipment (posted 08/13/2015)
This AC contains the specifications for radio control equipment to be used for controlling airport lighting facilities.
|150/5345-46E (PDF, 577 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-46E, Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures (posted 07/24/2015)
This AC contains the FAA specifications for light fixtures to be used on airport runways and taxiways.
|150/5345-42H (PDF, 578 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-42H, Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories (posted 07/21/2015)
This AC contains the specifications for airport light bases, transformer housings, junction boxes, and accessories. It is not intended to be a compilation of currently available product designs. The AC provides the basic standard requirements for critical dimensions and performance requirements to which all manufacturers must demonstrate compliance.
|150/5345-44K (PDF, 1.8 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-44K, Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs (posted 07/21/2015)
This draft contains the specifications for unlighted and lighted signs to be used on taxiways and runways.
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