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150/5300-13A AAS-100 Airport Design

Contains the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) standards and recommendations for the geometric layout and engineering design of runways, taxiways, aprons, and other facilities at civil airports.This substantial revision fully incorporates all previous changes to AC 150/5300-13 as well as new standards and technical requirements.

See also Interim Guidance on Land Uses Within a Runway Protection Zone.

CHANGE 1 (02-26-2014)

This change replaces Runway Reference Code (RRC) with new Approach and Departure Reference Code (APRC and DPRC) designations; expands Taxiway Fillet information and adds a new Appendix 8, Taxiway Fillet Design; adjusts TDG limits, with associated changes to fillet dimensions; moves Figure 4-1 to Chapter 1; combines Tables 3-4 and 3-5 to form Standards for Instrument Approach Procedures; incorporates minor editorial corrections; adds a Record of Changes at the end of the AC; and incorporates revisions describes in the Errata Sheet for the original release.

See also Additional Design Tools and Drawings for Change 1.

09-28-2012
150/5070-6B APP-400 Airport Master Plans

Provides guidance for the preparation of airport master plans that range in size and function from small general aviation to large commercial service facilities. Appendix D of this AC cancels Chapter 1, Section 5; Appendix 6; and Appendix 7 of AC 150/5300-13, Airport Design. Consolidated file contains Change 1.

05-01-2007
150/5340-18D AAS-300 Standards for Airport Sign Systems (Cancelled)

Incorporates new mandatory hold signs that reflect changed standards for the Precision Obstacle Free Zone (POFZ) and Category (CAT II/III ) operations. These changes correspond to revisions to AC 150/5300-13, Airport Design, that change the Precision Object Free Area (POFA) to the POFZ and incorporate new separation standards for taxiways that parallel runways used for certain low visibility operations. This AC cancels AC 150/5340-18C, Standards for Airport Sign Systems, dated July 31, 1991.

Date Cancelled: 09-12-1974
Cancelled By: 150/5340-18E
12-06-2004
150/5300-13 AAS-100 Airport Design (Cancelled)

This advisory circular (AC) provides standards and recommendations for airport design. Consolidated file contains Changes 1-18.

We expect to publish an update to this AC in September 2012. Learn more about the changes planned for AC 150/5300-13A.

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

Date Cancelled: 09-28-2012
CHANGE 5 (02-14-1997)

Provides guidance to assist airport sponsors in their evaluation and preparation of the airport landing surface to support instrument approach procedures and incorporates change 4 criteria into the airport layout plan preparation guidance.

CHANGE 6 (09-30-2000)
Provides expanded guidance for new approach procedures and incorporates new Flight Standards requirements.
CHANGE 7 (10-01-2002)
Provides new guidance consistent with Runway Safety Area Program requirments, clarifies nighttime threshold siting requirements, and revises new instrument approach procedures and requirements for preparing airport layout plans.
CHANGE 8 (09-30-2004)
Removes Precision Object Free Area (POFA) and establishes Precision Obstacle Free Zone (POFZ), changes standards for the Runway Safety Area, and revises Appendix 2 to allow for greater flexibility in threshold siting criteria.
CHANGE 9 (09-26-2005)
Corrects Table 3-3 and revises Appendix 2 to include standards for runway end siting requirements, including a new 40:1 departure surface.
CHANGE 10 (09-29-2006)
Adds information about tail heights and a table specifying wingspan and tail heights for each Airplane Design Group to Chapter 1, a paragraph about End-Around Taxiways and associated figures and tables to Chapter 4, and a new Appendix 17, Minimum Distances Between Certain Airport Features and Any On-Airport Agriculture Crops. Includes changes to Chapter 1; Tables 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3; Chapter 4; Appendix 2, and Appendix 16. Cancels Appendices 6 and 7. See also Errata Sheet below.
CHANGE 11 (03-28-2007)
Clarifies the standard for the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ), makes an editorial correction to Table 3-3, and updates the Table of Contents and Figure 2-3.
CHANGE 12 (01-03-2008)
Reschedules the One Engine Inoperative (OEI) implementation date from January 1, 2008, to January 1, 2009. Also requires end-around taxiway projects to be pre-approved by the Office of Airport Safety and Standards, Airport Engineering Division; changes the applicability of Appendix 2, paragraph 3b, to allow the use of these standards to object to objects affecting navigable airspace relative to 14 CFR Part 77; and identifies what Airport Airspace Analysis Survey criteria to use based on current or planned instrument approaches serving the runway ends.
CHANGE 13 (06-19-2008)
Moves data from Table 1 of Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5340-18D, Standards for Airport Sign Systems, into Tables 2-1 and 2-2 of this AC. A new paragraph 213 includes the information from Table 1 and additional information about this change.
CHANGE 14 (11-01-2008)
This Change reschedules the One Engine Inoperative (OEI) implementation date from January 1, 2009, to January 1, 2010.
CHANGE 15 (12-31-2009)

Reschedules the One Engine Inoperative (OEI) implementation date from January 1, 2009, to January 1, 2010. The change also (1) revises table 1-1 to remove the increase in RSA width for an airport reference code (ARC) upgrade from aircraft approach category C to D due to an increase in airport elevation, (2) revises table 2-2 to increase 1 foot per 100 feet increase above sea level all distances for all items for Aircraft Approach Category D to comply with Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), and (3) revises Appendix 14 to include the use of declared distances when the runway threshold is displaced due to obstructions and to clarify the airport owner’s responsibility to provide declared distances for inclusion in the Airport/Facility Directory for each operational runway direction.

CHANGE 16 (01-03-2011)

Reschedules the One Engine Inoperative (OEI) implementation date from January 1, 2011, to January 1, 2012.
 

CHANGE 17 (09-30-2011)
CHANGE 18 (12-30-2011)

Removes the One Engine Inoperative (OEI) implementation date of January 1, 2012, as well as Figure A2-4, One-Engine Inoperative (OEI) Obstacle Identification Surface (62.5:1). Explains the FAA is developing a National OEI Policy based on the recommendations from the National OEI Pilot Project.

The consolidated version of AC 150/5300-13 includes this Change.

09-29-1989
150/5340-18F AAS-100 Draft AC 150/5340-18F, Standards for Airport Sign Systems

Contains standards for the siting and installation of signs on airport runways and taxiways. Incorporates mandatory hold signs that reflect changed standards for the Precision Obstacle Free Zone (POFZ) and Category (CAT II/III) operations. Includes sign standards to assist airport operators in designating (1) the POFZ holding position in those instances where a taxiway, holding apron, or other movement area would result in an aircraft fuselage or tail penetrating, and (2) the alternative holding position on a taxiway during CAT II/III operations necessary to maintain adequate aircraft separation.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

03-27-2009
150/5320-6E AAS-100 Draft AC 150/5320-6E, Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation - DRAFT FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

This AC is still clearing internal review procedures, and the draft may be used for planning future projects.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

11-20-2008
150/5340-30D AAS-100 Design And Installation Details For Airport Visual Aids

Provides guidance and recommendations on the installation of airport visual aids. Because of the size of the document, it is available as one large file (see Complete) or as five smaller files (see Parts 1-6).

See also--

Date Cancelled: 09-29-2010

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-30-2008
150/5340-18E AAS-100 Standards For Airport Sign Systems

Contains the Federal Aviation Administration standards for the siting and installation of signs on airport runways and taxiways. Incorporates mandatory hold signs that reflect changed standards for the Precision Obstacle Free Zone (POFZ) and Category (CAT II/III) operations. Includes sign standards to assist airport operators in designating (1) the POFZ holding position in those instances where a taxiway, holding apron, or other movement area would result in an aircraft fuselage or tail penetrating, and (2) the alternative holding position on a taxiway during CAT II/III operations necessary to maintain adequate aircraft separation.

Date Cancelled: 08-16-2010

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-12-2008
150/5210-15A AAS-100 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station Building Design Contains information, references and guidelines for construction of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station building design.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-10-2008
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.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-08-2008
150/5300-14B AAS-100 Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities

Provides standards, specifications, and guidance for designing aircraft deicing facilities.

Date Cancelled: 08-07-2013

Content includes: 150/5300-13

02-05-2008
150/5370-15 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.

Date Cancelled: 09-30-2009

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-29-2007
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.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-28-2007
150/5220-18A AAS-100 Buildings for Storage and Maintenance of Airport Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Materials Provides guidance for the site selection and design of buildings used to store and maintain airport snow and ice control equipment, store approved materials, and provide personnel areas required to support the requirements under the airport operator’s winter storm management plan.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-14-2007
150/5220-9A AAS-300 Aircraft Arresting Systems

Contains FAA standards and recommendations for the installations of aircraft arresting systems on civil airports not owned or operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). This AC does not describe Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS). For guidance on EMAS, see AC 150/5220-22, Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) for Aircraft Overruns.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

12-20-2006
150/5320-5C AAS-100 Surface Drainage Design

Provides guidance for engineers, airport managers, and the public in the design and maintenance of airport surface drainage systems. Combines existing surface drainage topics covered in different agency manuals into one Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) document that will serve as the design and analysis standard for surface drainage for FAA and the Department of Defense. Consolidated file contains Change 1.

The AC is 12.7 MB (see Complete file). Because of its size, the AC has been broken into several parts to make it easier to download (see Parts 1-13).

Date Cancelled: 08-15-2013

Content includes: 150/5300-13

CHANGE 1 (09-30-2008)
Provides guidance about the design and construction of subsurface drainage facilities for paved runways, taxiways, and aprons where the water can be drained from the pavement structure by gravity flow.
09-29-2006
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.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-29-2006
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 file contains Changes 1 through 6.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

CHANGE 1 (12-20-1996)

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 file contains Changes 1 through 6.

CHANGE 2 (05-01-1997)

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 file contains Changes 1 through 6.

CHANGE 4 (09-07-2001)

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 file contains Changes 1 through 6.

11-07-2005
150/5220-22A AAS-100 Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) for Aircraft Overruns

Contains standards for the planning, design, and installation of EMAS in runway safety areas.

Date Cancelled: 09-27-2012

Content includes: 150/5300-13

09-30-2005
150/5325-4B AAS-100 Runway Length Requirements for Airport Design Provides design standards and guidelines for determining recommended runway lengths.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

07-01-2005
150/5340-1J AAS-100 Standards for Airport Markings

Describes the standards for markings used on airport runways, taxiways, and aprons.

Date Cancelled: 09-03-2010

Content includes: 150/5300-13

CHANGE 1 (03-31-2008)
Extends enhanced taxiway centerline requirement to all certificated airports. Airports with less that 1.5 million annual passenger enplanements must implement the enhanced taxiway centerline within 1 year. All smaller certificated airports have 2 years. Cancelled by Change 2.
CHANGE 2 (06-06-2008)
Clarifies the intent of Change 1 and modifies certain compliance dates for airports located in areas that receive snow or ice storms. Cancels Change 1.
04-29-2005
150/5070-7 APP-400 The Airport System Planning Process Provides guidance for effective airport system planning.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

11-10-2004
150/5210-6D AAS-100 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Agents

Provides guidance on Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Agents and provides an acceptable methodology for complying with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139, Certification of Airports.

Content includes: 150/5300-13

07-08-2004
150/5345-27D AAS-100 Specification for Wind Cone Assemblies

Contains a specification for wind cone assemblies to be used to provide wind information to pilots of aircraft.

Date Cancelled: 09-26-2013

Content includes: 150/5300-13

06-02-2004
150/5200-35 AAS-300 Submitting the Airport Master Record in Order to Activate a New Airport

Provides guidance to airport owners and inspectors on using FAA Forms 5010-3 and 5010-5.

Date Cancelled: 09-23-2010

Content includes: 150/5300-13

05-20-2004
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