Airport Engineering Briefs

Airport engineering briefs provide additional information about airport engineering, design, and construction standards and specifications included in advisory circulars.

Cancelled EBs

On February 25, 2015, obsolete and out-of-date engineering briefs were cancelled.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.

Current EBs

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Engineering Briefs
EB No.
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Description Date
Full Set (Zip) Download the Full Set of Engineering Briefs as a Zipped File Feb. 12, 2023
EB 107 (PDF)

Aeronautical Study of 5G C-Band Antennas

Note: Editorially updated to correct the frequencies identified in the last sentence of par. 4.0 (5/2/2023)

April 19, 2023
EB 106 Guidance for the Implementation of Changes in Industry Cement Standard Specifications Feb. 7, 2023
EB 105 Vertiport Design Sept. 26, 2022
Draft EB 104

Supplemental Guidance to Advisory Circular 150/5345-44K (Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs) - Comments requested by November 14, 2022

Note: This is a revised draft.

EB103 (PDF) Engineered Materials Arresting System Retroreflective Markers March 2, 2022
EB102 Asphalt Treated Permeable Base Course March 25, 2021
EB101 Internal Use  
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
EB94A Accommodating the Boeing B-777 Folding Wingtip Airplane onto Airports Feb. 12, 2024
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
EB89A Taxiway Nomenclature Convention Dec. 13, 2022
EB88 Reserved NA
EB87 (PDF) Heliport Perimeter Light for Visual Meteorological Conditions Jan. 13, 2012
EB86 Reserved NA
EB83A (PDF, 1.17 MB) In-Pavement Light Fixture Bolts (added 12/27/2018) Dec. 26, 2018
EB82 Reserved NA
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

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Last updated: Thursday, February 15, 2024