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150/5300-13A - Draft AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design

Date Issued
May 01, 2012
Responsible Office
AAS-100,  Office of Airport Safety & Standards - Airport Engineering Division

Contains the FAA standards and recommendations for airport design. This draft substantially revises AC 150/5300-13 to incorporate all changes to that document as well as new standards and technical requirements. This AC introduces the Runway Design Code (RDC), the Runway Reference Code (RRC), and the Taxiway Design Group (TDG) concept for fillet design; expands the discussion on Declared Distances and the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ); establishes a minimum separation between non-intersecting runways; includes Runway Incursion Prevention geometry for new construction; consolidates many design tables into an interactive Runway Design Requirements Matrix; and adds hyperlinks to access other documents and move within this document.

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 31, 2012.

Related Drafts
Number Title Date
150/5300-13A Draft Change X to AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design

The draft Airport Design Change X contains improvements primarily to Chapter 4, Taxiway Design. It revises the fillet geometry with slight expansion on the taxiway fillet information including adjustments to the Taxiway Design Groups (TDG) limits. It also includes a new Appendix 8 -Taxiway Fillet Design (Rationale). We chose to expand on guidance to fillet design for existing taxiway-to-taxiway and taxiway-to-runway separation. In addition, an updated Approach Runway and Departure Runway Design Codes replaces current Runway Reference Code (RRC) in Chapter 3.