Airport Design Technical Video Series

These videos discuss basic concepts in taxiway design from Advisory Circular 150/5300-13B, Airport Design. Airport planners and designers must understand these concepts to design a safe and efficient taxiway system.

Airport Design Technical Videos

Taxiway Design Groups

The FAA has always based its airport design standards on families of aircraft such as Aircraft Approach Categories and Airplane Design Groups (ADGs). We have now defined a new set of aircraft families — Taxiway Design Groups (TDGs) — based on the configuration of an airplane's landing gear to determine pavement requirements for taxiways.

Basic Taxiway Design

This video discusses the variables of basic taxiway curve geometry, including standardization of taxiway widths, turn angles, and turn radii.

Taxiway Fillet Lighting Design

This video provides an overview of taxiway fillet design and installation of taxiway edge lighting systems.

End-Around Taxiways

This video discusses how to design end-around taxiways or EATs, which must be pre-approved by the FAA Office of Airport Safety and Standards.

Runway Incursion Mitigation and Prevention

This video provides guidance on runway incursion mitigation and prevention, explains what a runway incursion is, and identifies best practices for avoiding runway incursions.

High Speed Exit Taxiways - update coming soon

This video explains the geometry of high speed exit taxiways and discusses how to design high speed exit.
Note: Update forthcoming for AC 150/5300-13B.

Obstacle Limitation Surfaces - coming soon

This video mini-series will focus on the Part 77 and TERPs criteria for imaginary surfaces, including how and when to apply each criteria.

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Last updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2022