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Airport Engineering Briefs


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

Question about an Engineering Brief (EB)?
Contact the Airport Engineering Division.

On February 25, 2015, obsolete and out-of-date engineering briefs were cancelled.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

Active Engineering Briefs
EB No.
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Description Date
Full Set (Zip, 14.6 MB) Download the Full Set of Engineering Briefs as a Zipped File March 25, 2021
EB102 (PDF) 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
EB99A (PDF) Changes to Tables 3-2 and 3-4 of Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A, Airport Design 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
EB91 (PDF, 1.3 MB) Management of Vegetation in the Airport Environment Nov. 15, 2013
EB89 (PDF) Taxiway Nomenclature Convention Mar. 29, 2012
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
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

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