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Airport Engineering, Design, & Construction

Airports

The FAA develops engineering, design, and construction standards for civil airports, heliports, and seaplane bases. This includes standards for airfield pavement; airport lighting, marking, signs, and other visual aids; safety during construction; surveying and GIS data; deicing, ARFF, and other facilities; bird radar and foreign object detection systems; and more.

Regional Supplemental Guidance



Additional guidance on this topic is available for the following regions of the country:

Popular Forms

Airport Compliance
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration 7460-1 E-filing (follow instructions on site) Notifies the FAA of construction or alteration that might affect navigable airspace (49 CFR part 77)
Notice of Actual Construction or Alteration 7460-2 Notifies the FAA of construction or alteration that might affect navigable airspace (49 CFR part 77)
Notice of Landing Area Proposal 7480-1 E-filing (follow instructions on site) Notifies the FAA of any construction, alteration, activation, deactivation, or change to the status or use of a civil or joint-use (civil/military) airport (part 157)
Construction Progress and Inspection Report 5370-1 MS Word (43 KB) The information collected on this form documents the progress of construction work on a project funded with a Federal grant under the AIP.
OMB exp. 8/31/2019.

Recent Federal Register Notices

Engineering, Design, & Construction
Subject/Title Date
Proposal To Consider the Impact of One Engine Inoperative Procedures in Obstruction Evaluation Aeronautical Studies: Notice of Public Meeting, Extension of Comment Period (79 FR 33145) (PDF) 6/10/2014
Proposal to Consider the Impact of One Engine Inoperative Procedures in Part 77 Hazard Determinations (77 FR 23300) (PDF) 4/28/2014

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