Airport Engineering Briefs
Airport engineering briefs provide additional information about airport engineering, design, and construction standards and specifications included in advisory circulars.
On February 25, 2015, obsolete and out-of-date engineering briefs were cancelled. Use of materials or procedures in any of the cancelled engineering briefs will require a modification to standards.
- Cancelled Airport Engineering Briefs (updated 9/14/2022)
|Full Set (Zip)||Download the Full Set of Engineering Briefs as a Zipped File||Sept. 26, 2022|
|Draft EB XXX||Guidance for the Implementation of Changes in Industry Cement Standard Specifications - Comments requested by October 21, 2022|
|EB 105||Vertiport Design||Sept. 26, 2022|
|Draft EB 104||
Supplemental Guidance to Advisory Circular 150/5345-44K (Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs)
Notice: We have temporarily withdrawn this draft EB to make additions for clarity. We will alert subscribers once it becomes available again and extend the comment by date.
|EB103 (PDF)||Engineered Materials Arresting System Retroreflective Markers||March 2, 2022|
|EB102 (PDF)||Asphalt Treated Permeable Base Course||March 25, 2021|
|EB100A (PDF)||Holding Position Sign and Marking for Runway Approach/Departure Areas||July 24, 2020|
|EB98 (PDF)||Infrared Specifications for Aviation Obstruction Light Compatibility with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)||Dec. 18, 2017|
|EB97 (PDF)||Guidance for AeroMACS Installation by the Airport Operator||June 3, 2016|
|EB95 (PDF)||Additional Siting and Survey Considerations for Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and Other Visual Glide Slope Indicators (VGSI)
Note: We have removed the note from paragraph 8.2. PAPIs installed per FAA siting criteria are exempt from the 7460 process. (updated 3/29/2018)
|Dec. 19, 2017|
|EB94 (PDF)||Accommodating the Boeing B-777 Folding Wingtip Airplane onto Airports||April 2, 2018|
|EB93 (PDF)||Guidance for the Assembly and Installation of Temporary Orange Construction Signs||Dec. 13, 2017|
|EB92 (PDF)||Light Spacing Guidance for New Taxiway Fillet Geometry (per AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design)||Nov. 29, 2013|
|EB89 (PDF)||Taxiway Nomenclature Convention||Mar. 29, 2012|
|EB87 (PDF)||Heliport Perimeter Light for Visual Meteorological Conditions||Jan. 13, 2012|
|EB83A (PDF, 1.17 MB)||In-Pavement Light Fixture Bolts (added 12/27/2018)||Dec. 26, 2018|
|EB79A (PDF)||Determining RSA NAVAID Frangibility and Fixed-By-Function Requirements||Jan. 21, 2016|
|EB76 (PDF)||Using Solar Power for Airport Obstruction Lighting||Jan. 14, 2008|
|EB75 (PDF)||Incorporation of Runway Incursion Prevention into Taxiway and Apron Design||Nov. 8, 2007|
|EB74A (PDF)||Use of 150-foot (45-M) Wide Runways and Blast Pads for Boeing 747-8 Operations||Aug. 11, 2011|
|EB72A (PDF)||Positive Identification of Runways for Landing||Nov. 2, 2007|
|EB67D (PDF)||Light Sources Other than Incandescent and Xenon for Airport and Obstruction Lighting Fixtures
||Mar. 6, 2012|
|EB66 (PDF)||Rubblized Portland Cement Concrete Base Course||Feb. 13, 2004|
|EB65A (PDF)||Use of 150-Foot- (45-M) Wide Runways for Airbus A380 Operations||Dec. 10, 2007|
|EB64D (PDF)||Runway Status Lights System||May 9, 2011|
|EB57 (PDF)||Extended Q-Value Table for Estimating Percent of Lot Within Limits (Pwl).
Q-Value and PWL Table (MS Excel)
|May 19, 1999|
|EB56 (PDF)||Development of Revised Acceptance Criteria for Item P-401 and Item P-501.||Jan. 27, 1999|
|EB42 (PDF)||Geocomposite Pavement Edge Drains||Mar. 22, 1989|
|EB34A (PDF)||Referee Testing of Hardened Portland Cement Concrete Pavement-Percent within Limits Revision||May 13, 2002|
Question about an Engineering Brief (EB)?
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