October 11–The FAA’s Office of Airports recently updated the Airport Design Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5300-13A, the first major rewrite of the AC in more than 20 years. This AC is critical to the aviation industry because it outlines the standards and recommendations used for the development of airport layout plans and airport construction projects. The AC, used by airport operators, airport planners and engineers, gives the geometric layout and engineering design requirements for runways, taxiways, aprons, and other airport facilities.
The AC is the result of collaboration between the FAA and the aviation industry. The FAA held webinars, workshops, and spoke at conferences to make sure airport consultants, airport sponsors, aviation associations, and aircraft manufacturers had input into the revised AC.
To view the updated AC, go to: http://www.faa.gov/airports/resources/advisory_circulars/.