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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
150/5345-47C 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
150/5220-10E 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.

See also:

11-23-2010
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
150/5210-13C 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
150/5345-51B AAS-100 Specification for Discharge-Type Flashing Light Equipment

Contains the specifications for discharge-type flashing light equipment to be used for runway end identification lights (REIL) and for an omni-directional approach lighting system (ODALS).

See also Notice to Manufacturers of Airport Lighting and Navigation Aid Equipment about AIP Buy American Requirement (12/19/2011). The FAA is requesting information to determine if waivers to this requirement are needed.

09-08-2010
150/5340-18F AAS-100 Standards for Airport Sign Systems

Contains standards for the siting and installation of signs on airport runways and taxiways, including taxiway ending markers, location signs, runway distance remaining signs, mandatory hold signs associated with POFZ and CAT II/III operations, and many others.

See also Engineering Brief 89: Taxiway Nomenclature Convention.

08-16-2010
150/5210-5D AAS-100 Painting, Marking, and Lighting of Vehicles Used on an Airport

Provides guidance, specifications, and standards for painting, marking, and lighting of ground vehicles operating in the airport air operations area (AOA). The approved lights, colors, and markings described in the AC assure the conspicuity of vehicles operating in the AOA from both the ground and the air. The AC contains new specifications and recommendations for the painting, marking, and lighting of Towbarless Tow Vehicles (TLTVs).

04-01-2010
150/5220-24 AAS-100 Foreign Object Debris Detection Equipment

Provides information that airports can use to procure foreign object debris (FOD) detection equipment. Contains minimum performance specifications for systems and equipment that detect foreign objects on airports, including stationary radar, stationary electro-optical, stationary hybrid radar and electro-optical, and mobile radar.

See also Buy American Preferences to view:

  • Notice of Decision to Issue Buy American Waivers for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment (11/28/2010)
  • Notice to Manufacturers of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment (8/5/2010)
  • Waiver request process
09-30-2009
150/5300-9B AAS-100 Predesign, Prebid, and Preconstruction Conferences for Airport Grant Projects

Provides guidance for conducting predesign, prebid, and preconstruction conferences for projects funded under the FAA airport grant program. This version adds quality acceptance as a topic of discussion for the preconstruction conference, items to be addressed in the engineer’s report, details about what should be included in the phasing plan, and discussion of construction management plans.

09-30-2009
150/5320-6E AAS-100 Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation

Provides guidance to the public on the design and evaluation of pavements at civil airports.

Because of the size of the document, it is available as one large file (see Complete) or as four smaller files (see Parts 1-4).

See also related Airport Design Software.

09-30-2009
150/5345-54B AAS-100 Specification for L-884, Power and Control Unit for Land and Hold Short Lighting Systems

Contains the FAA standards for power and control units for land and hold short lighting systems.

09-30-2009
150/5200-31C AAS-300 Airport Emergency Plan (Consolidated AC includes Change 2)

Provides guidance to the airport operator in the development and implementation of an Airport Emergency Plan (AEP). The AEP addresses essential emergency related and deliberate actions planned to ensure the safety of and emergency services for the airport populace and the community in which the airport is located.

Consolidated file includes Change 2 dated 11/3/2010. Change 2 updates the date by which AEPs must be submitted to June 30, 2011.

CHANGE 2 (11-03-2010)

Updates the date by which a part 139 certificated airport must submit its Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) to June 30, 2011.

06-19-2009
150/5210-19A AAS-100 Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS) Contains performance standards, specifications, and recommendations for DEVS equipment on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. 06-12-2009
150/5300-18B AAS-100 General Guidance and Specifications for Submission of Aeronautical Surveys to NGS: Field Data Collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) Standards

Provides the specifications for the collection of airport data for the FAA Airport Surveying – Geographic Information System (GIS) Program. Also explains how to submit data to the FAA, which will forward the safety critical data to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for independent verification and validation. The standards covered in this document provide critical information for the operation and safety of the National Airspace System (NAS) and are classified as critical by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO Annex 15 defines data as critical when “there is a high probability when using corrupted critical data that the continued safe flight and landing of an aircraft would be severely at risk with the potential for catastrophe.” The information furnished under these standards covers the entire spectrum of the FAA’s airport data requirements. See also FAA Airport Surveying - GIS Program and Airports GIS Video Training Series.

CHANGE 1 (02-24-2014)

This change incorporates updated airport data collection standards and deletes outdated information. These changes clarify airport data collection and ongoing Airports GIS and other system enhancements.

05-21-2009
150/5345-46D AAS-100 Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures

Contains FAA specifications for in-pavement and elevated light fixtures used on airport runways and taxiways, including Runway Status Lights (RWSL), Takeoff Hold Lights (THL), Runway Intersection Lights (RIL), and Runway Entrance Lights (REL). See also--

05-19-2009

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