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150/5345-42H AAS-100 Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories

This advisory circular contains the specifications for airport light bases, transformer housings, junction boxes, accessories, elevated light fixture covers and stakes.  It is not intended to be a compilation of currently available product designs.  Instead, it provides the basic standard requirements for critical dimensions and performance requirements to which all manufacturers must demonstrate compliance. 

150/5345-49C AAS-100 Specification L-854, Radio Control Equipment Contains the specifications for radio control equipment to be used for controlling airport lighting facilities. 06-27-2007
150/5340-5D AAS-100 Segmented Circle Airport Marker System

This AC provides standards for a system of airport marking consisting of certain pilot aids and traffic control devices.

150/5395-1A AAS-100 Seaplane Bases

This AC provides guidance to assist operators in planning, designing, and constructing seaplane bases and associated facilities.

150/5325-4B AAS-100 Runway Length Requirements for Airport Design Provides design standards and guidelines for determining recommended runway lengths. 07-01-2005
150/5370-16 AAS-100 Rapid Construction of Rigid (Portland Cement Concrete) Airfield Pavements Provides guidance for the planning, coordination, management, design, testing, inspection, and execution of rapid construction of rigid (Portland Cement Concrete) airfield pavements. This AC focuses on rigid airfield pavement construction. The material contained herein also applies to other types of airfield improvements where rapid construction is identified as the preferred construction method. 09-28-2007
150/5370-12B AAS-100 Quality Management for Federally Funded Airport Construction Projects

This advisory circular (AC) provides information on the planning and oversight of construction projects at airports accomplished under the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). In addition to the previous version, this AC cancels:

  • AC 150/5300-9B, Predesign, Prebid, and Preconstruction Conferences for Airport Grant Projects
  • AC 150/5370-6D, Construction Progress and Inspection Report-Airport Improvement Program (AIP)

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.

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150/5360-13 APP-400 Planning and Design Guidelines for Airport Terminal Facilities

Provides guidelines for the planning and design of airport terminal buildings and related access facilities. Consolidated file includes Change 1.

Note: Portions of this AC are under review for update. Please contact the National Planning and Environmental Division for assistance.

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

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).

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.

150/5370-13A AAS-100 Off-Peak Construction of Airport Pavements Using Hot-Mix Asphalt Provides guidance for the planning, coordination, management, design, testing, inspection, and execution of off-peak construction of airport pavements using hot-mix asphalt (HMA) paving materials. Also focuses on HMA airfield pavement construction and applies to other types of airfield improvements where off-peak construction is identified as the preferred delivery method. 09-29-2006
150/5020-1 APP-400 Noise Control and Compatibility Planning for Airports Provides general guidance for noise control and compatibility planning for airports as well as specific guidance for preparation of airport noise exposure maps and airport noise compatibility programs by airport operators for submission under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 150, and the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979. Contains an expanded Table of Land Uses Normally Compatible with Various Levels of Noise. 08-05-1983
150/5320-12C AAS-100 Measurement, Construction, and Maintenance of Skid Resistant Airport Pavement Surfaces Contains guidelines and procedures for the design and construction of skid-resistant pavement; pavement evaluation, without or with friction equipment; and maintenance of high skid-resistant pavements.
CHANGE 1 (04-16-2004)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 2 (09-02-2004)
Updates references to polymer-based runway surface chip seals to account for current materials technology.
CHANGE 3 (08-25-2004)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 4 (02-03-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 5 (04-15-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 6 (05-25-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 7 (12-05-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 8 (02-07-2007)
Updates list of FAA-approved CFME.
150/5320-15A AAS-100 Management Of Airport Industrial Waste Provides basic information on the characteristics, management, and regulations of industrial wastes generated at airports. Provides guidance for the development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that applies best management practices to eliminate, prevent, or reduce pollutants in storm water runoff associated with particular airport industrial activities. 09-08-2008
150/5340-26C AAS-100 Maintenance of Airport Visual Aid Facilities

This AC provides guidance and specifications for the Maintenance of airport Visual Aid Facilities.

150/5345-45C AAS-100 Low-Impact Resistant (LIR) Structures Contains the FAA specifications for low-impact resistant (LIR) structures used to support approach lighting systems (ALS) at airports. 04-06-2007
150/5100-17 APP-400 Land Acquisition and Relocation Assistance for Airport Improvement Program Assisted Projects

Provides guidance to sponsors of airport projects developed under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to meet the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (PL 91-646, as amended) and the Regulations of the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 24. Consolidated AC includes Changes 1-6.

CHANGE 1 (12-20-1996)
CHANGE 2 (05-01-1997)
CHANGE 4 (09-07-2001)
150/5390-2C AAS-100 Heliport Design

Provides standards for the design of heliports serving helicopters with single rotors. Basic concepts can also be applied to facilities serving helicopters with tandem (front and rear) or dual (side by side) rotors; although many standards will not apply to these facilities.

This version adds guidance for pavement or structure larger than the touchdown and liftoff area (TLOF), but less than the size of the final approach and take off (FATO); turbulence effects; clearance between parking areas and taxi routes and within parking areas; minimum dimensions of curved approach/departure airspace; Touchdown/Positioning Circle (TDPC) Marking; Flight Path Alignment Guidance markings and lights; Emergency Helicopter Landing Facility Requirements (EHLF); FATO to FATO separation distance for simultaneous operations; revised standards for size of “H” for general aviation heliports; increased TLOF size when the FATO of a hospital heliport is not load bearing; and Heliport Protection Zone (HPZ) for hospital heliports. See "Principal Changes" for a complete list.

150/5380-6C AAS-100 Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements

This AC provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining airport pavements.

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.

150/5345-52A AAS-100 Generic Visual Glideslope Indicators (GVGI) Contains the FAA standards for generic visual glideslope indicators systems. GVGI systems provide pilots with visual glideslope guidance during approaches for landing at general aviation airports. 09-05-2007
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.

Note: We have re-activated this AC until further notice. Please see the letter cancelling AC 150/5300-18C and re-activating AC 150/5300-18B.

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.

150/5300-16A AAS-100 General Guidance and Specifications for Aeronautical Surveys: Establishment of Geodetic Control and Submission to the National Geodetic Survey

Explains the specifications for establishing geodetic control on or near an airport. It also describes how to submit the information to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for approval and inclusion in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) in support of aeronautical information surveys. See also Airports GIS Video Training Series.

150/5220-23 AAS-100 Frangible Connections

Contains specifications for the frangible connections used to support objects located in airfield safety areas, including fuse bolts, special material bolts, frangible couplings, tear-through fasteners, and tear-out sections.

This AC is based on the performance standards, specifications, and recommendations contained in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aerodrome Design Manual, Part 6, Frangibility, and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Engineering Technical Letter (ETL) 01-20: Guidelines for Airfield Frangibility Zones.


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