Airport engineering briefs provide additional information about airport engineering, design, and construction standards and specifications included in advisory circulars.
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|Full Set (Zip, 15.8 MB)||Download the Full Set of Engineering Briefs as a Zipped File||Dec. 27, 2018|
|EB99 (PDF)||Changes to Tables 3-2 and 3-4 of Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A, Airport Design (added 9/20/2018)
Note: Editorially updated 9/24/2018 to correct metric equivalent in Table 3-2, column C, rows 4 and 5.
|Sept. 20, 2018|
|EB98 (PDF)||Infrared Specifications for Aviation Obstruction Light Compatibility with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) (added 12/19/2017)||Dec. 18, 2017|
|EB97 (PDF)||Guidance for AeroMACS Installation by the Airport Operator (added 6/3/2016)||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 (added 4/2/2018)||April 2, 2018|
|EB93 (PDF)||Guidance for the Assembly and Installation of Temporary Orange Construction Signs (added 12/15/2017)||Dec. 13, 2017|
|Draft EB92A (PDF)||Light Spacing Guidance for New Taxiway Fillet Geometry (per AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design) (added 2/2/2016)||Feb. 2, 2016|
|EB92 (PDF)||Light Spacing Guidance for New Taxiway Fillet Geometry (per AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design)||Nov. 29, 2013|
|EB91 (PDF, 1.3 MB)||Management of Vegetation in the Airport Environment||Nov. 15, 2013|
|EB89 (PDF)||Taxiway Nomenclature Convention||Mar. 29, 2012|
|EB87 (PDF)||Heliport Perimeter Light for Visual Meteorological Conditions||Jan. 13, 2012|
|Draft EB85 (PDF)||Ductile Snowplow Protection Ring And Installation Procedures||Dec. 3, 2014|
|Draft EB84 (PDF)||Remote Maintenance and Monitoring of ALCMS and L-821 Computerized Control Panels||Feb. 22, 2011|
|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|
|EB78 (PDF)||Linear Equations for Evaluating the Separation of Airplane Design Groups on Parallel Taxiways and Taxiways to Fixed/Movable Objects||Sept. 28, 2012|
|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|
|EB73 (PDF)||Use of Non-Standard 75-Foot- (23-M) Wide Straight Taxiway Sections for Boeing 747-8 Taxiing Operations||Nov. 27, 2007|
|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|
|EB63B (PDF)||Taxiways for Airbus A380 Taxiing Operations (Supersedes EB 63a)||Nov. 27, 2007|
|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|