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150/5370-10F AAS-100 Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports

Provides standards for the construction of airports. Items covered in this AC include general provisions, earthwork, flexible base courses, rigid base courses, flexible surface courses, rigid pavement, fencing, drainage, turfing, and lighting installation.

Access related Pay Reduction Spreadsheets on our Airport Design Software page.

09-30-2011
150/5370-11B AAS-100 Use of Nondestructive Testing in the Evaluation of Airport Pavements

Focuses on nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment that measures pavement surface deflections after applying a static or dynamic load to the pavement. It also briefly introduces other types of nondestructive measuring equipment to illustrate how supplementing NDT data with other test data may improve the quality and reliability of the pavement evaluation. This version updates Chapter 8, NDT-Based Evaluation and Design Updates, to reflect the requirements of the pavement design program FAARFIELD rather than the previous design program LEDFAA.

See also Airport Design Software.

09-30-2011
150/5370-15B AAS-100 Airside Applications for Artificial Turf

Provides guidance for the planning, design, installation, and maintenance of aviation grade artificial turf in areas adjacent to the operational areas of an airport.

09-30-2011
150/5345-28G AAS-100 Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) Systems

Contains the FAA standards for the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) systems, which provides pilots with visual glideslope guidance during approach for landing.

See also--

09-29-2011
150/5345-56B AAS-100 Specification for L-890 Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS)

Specifies the minimum requirements for an Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS). The ALCMS simplifies the control and monitoring of lighted visual aids and enhances airport safety. The basic function of the system remains the same whether for a general aviation airport that supports only a few operations in a day or a large commercial airport which caters to hundreds of operations on any given day.

09-29-2011
150/5370-2F AAS-100 Operational Safety on Airports During Construction

Provides guidelines for operational safety on airports during construction. Principal changes include prohibiting construction in safety areas when associated runway or taxiway is open, providing guidance for incorporating safety risk management, and including checklists for writing Construction Safety and Phasing Plans (CSPP) and for daily inspections.

09-29-2011
150/5345-39D AAS-100 Specification for L-853, Runway and Taxiway Retroreflective Markers

Contains the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards for retroreflective markers for airport runways and taxiways. Version D changes Paragraph 3.4.2.2, Cylindrical Markers, to increase the marker diameter and surface area, and Paragraph 3.4.3.1, Mounting System, to clarify Type II marker mounting and tethering requirements.

Effective six months after the issue date of this AC, only equipment qualified per these specifications will be listed in AC 150/5345-53, Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program.

09-26-2011
150/5100-13B AAS-100 Development of State Standards for Nonprimary Airports

Provides guidelines for the development of State standards for and the use of State highway specifications for pavement construction at nonprimary public-use airports as provided for in title 49 United States Code (USC), Sections 47105(c) and 47114(d)(5), respectively.

08-31-2011
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).

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08-26-2011
150/5345-47C AAS-100 Specification for Series to Series Isolation Transformers for Airport Lighting Systems

Contains the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) specifications for series to series isolation transformers for use in airport lighting systems.

07-22-2011
150/5100-19D ACO-100 Guide for Airport Financial Reports Filed by Airport Sponsors

Provides airport sponsors with guidance on filing FAA Form 5100-126, Financial Governmental Payment Report, and FAA Form 5100-127, Operating and Financial Summary. Announces changes to the FAA's financial reporting program and to Form 5100-127.

See also Airport Financial Reporting Program.

06-23-2011
150/5220-10E AAS-100 Guide Specification for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicles

Provides an interactive specification that airports can use in procuring Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. It describes the selection process, vehicle requirements, and how to produce formal specifications.

06-01-2011
150/5220-16D AJW-14A Automated Weather Observing Systems(AWOS) for Non-Federal Applications

This advisory circular (AC) contains the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) standard for the non-Federal AWOS. This AC applies to anyone proposing to design, procure, construct, install, activate or maintain an AWOS.

04-28-2011
150/5370-17 AAS-100 Airside Use of Heated Pavement Systems

Establishes minimum performance requirements for the design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of heated pavement systems for use in the Aircraft Operations Area (AOA).

03-29-2011
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.

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11-23-2010
150/5210-23 AAS-300 ARFF Vehicle and High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) Operation, Training and Qualifications

Provides FAA standards and recommendations for the training of airport firefighting and rescue personnel in the proper operation and tactical use of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles and ARFF vehicles equipped with High Reach Extendable Turret (HRETs). This guidance includes the development of department Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs) and the development of department proficiency evaluation standards.

09-30-2010
150/5210-24 AAS-300 Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Management

Provides guidance for developing and managing an airport foreign object debris (FOD) program.  In addition, this AC provides specifications for the equipment used in FOD removal operations.

The described program addresses prevention, detection, removal, and evaluation as well as strategies and practices that can help reduce FOD at airports. The guidelines presented in this AC are advisory and can be implemented at the discretion of the airport operator in accordance with the airport operator’s approved Airport Certification Manual.

This AC cancels AC 150/5380-5B, Debris Hazards at Civil Airports, dated July 5, 1996.

09-30-2010
150/5220-17B AAS-100 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Facilities

Provides guidance on the design, construction, and operation of aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) training facilities.

09-30-2010
150/5000-16 AAS-100 Announcement of Availability of the Guide for Private Flyers - U.S. International Airports

Announces the availability of the Guide for Private Flyers published by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Guide lists all U.S. international airports, designated airports, landing rights airports, and user fee airports. It also defines the term InternationalAirport and clarifies the use of the word International in an airport name. Any airport may use the word International in its name. However, only airports listed in the CBP guide are considered international airports for CBP purposes.

This AC replaces AC 150/5000-5C, Designated U.S. International Airports.

09-29-2010
150/5210-13C AAS-300 Airport Water Rescue Plans and Equipment

Provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for water rescue operations.

09-29-2010
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
150/5345-10G AAS-100 Specification for Constant Current Regulators and Regulator Monitors

Contains a specification for constant current regulators (CCR) and a monitor for use with airport lighting circuits.

See also Engineering Brief 67, Light Sources Other than Incandescent and Xenon for Airport and Obstruction Lighting Fixtures.

09-29-2010
150/5345-44J AAS-100 Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs

Contains the FAA specifications for unlighted and lighted signs to be used on taxiways and runways. See also Engineering Brief 67: Light Sources Other than Incandescent and Xenon for Airport and Obstruction Lighting Fixtures.

09-29-2010
150/5345-12F AAS-100 Specification for Airport and Heliport Beacons

Contains equipment specifications for light beacons that are used to locate and identify civil airports, military airports, seaplane bases, and heliports.

09-24-2010
150/5200-35A AAS-100 Submitting the Airport Master Record in Order to Activate a New Airport

Provides guidelines on providing airport data to the FAA  using FAA Forms 5010-3 and 5010-5.

See also Form 5010-3 and Form 5010-5.

09-23-2010
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