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150/5395-1A AAS-100 Seaplane Bases

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

08-06-2013
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.

04-24-2012
150/5380-9 AAS-100 Guidelines and Procedures for Measuring Airfield Pavement Roughness

Provides guidelines and procedures for measuring and evaluating runway roughness as identified by surface profile data of rigid and flexible airport pavements. Provides technical procedures to quantify surface irregularities and to determine how surface irregularities may affect specific categories of airplanes.

09-30-2009
150/5380-6B AAS-100 Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements Provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining rigid and flexible airport pavements.

Because of the size of this document, it is available as one large file (see Complete) or as several smaller files (see Parts 1-3).
09-28-2007
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
150/5370-16 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
150/5370-15B 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
150/5370-11B 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
150/5370-10G AAS-100 Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports

The standards contained in this AC relate to materials and methods used 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.

07-21-2014
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
150/5360-13 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).

04-22-1988
150/5360-12F AAS-100 Airport Signing and Graphics

This AC provides guidance on airport terminal and landside wayfinding, signing, and graphics. It focuses on four areas of the airport: roadways, parking, curbside and ground transportation, and terminal. This version is a substantial rewrite and incorporates the recommendations and guidelines developed under Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 52, Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside, completed in 2011.

09-26-2013
150/5360-9 APP-400 Planning and Design of Airport Terminal Facilities at Non-Hub Locations

Provides guidance material for the planning and design of airport terminal buildings at non-hub locations.

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 this document (5.28 MB), it is available as one large file (see Complete) or as several smaller files (see Parts 1-4).

04-04-1980
150/5345-55A AAS-100 Specification for L-893, Lighted Visual Aid to Indicate Temporary Runway Closure Provides guidance in the design of a lighted visual aid to indicate temporary runway closure. 06-27-2007
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
150/5345-53D AAS-100 Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program

This AC describes the Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program (ALECP). It provides information on how an organization can get Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acceptance as a third-party certification body (third-party certifier) and how manufacturers may get equipment qualified under the program. It includes a list of the equipments that are certified under the program. This AC does not impose requirements or mandate participation in the ALECP by any party. This revision clarifies the criteria that FAA will use to determine whether a certification body qualifies for participation and how equipment may be qualified.

09-26-2012
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
150/5345-51B 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
150/5345-50B AAS-100 Specification for Portable Runway and Taxiway Lights Contains the FAA standards for portable runway and taxiway lights and runway end identifier lights for temporary use to permit continued aircraft operations while all or part of a runway lighting system is inoperative. 09-20-2007
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
150/5345-47C 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
150/5345-46D 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
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
150/5345-44J 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
150/5345-42G AAS-100 Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories

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

01-23-2013
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