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150/5340-30H AAS-100 Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids

This AC provides guidance and recommendations about the installation of airport visual aids.

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150/5300-14C AAS-100 Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities

This AC provides standards and recommendations for use in the design of aircraft deicing facilities.

150/5100-13B AAS-100 Development of State Standards for Nonprimary Airports

Provides guidelines for the development of State standards for and the use of State highway specifications for pavement construction at nonprimary public-use airports as provided for in title 49 United States Code (USC), Sections 47105(c) and 47114(d)(5), respectively.

150/5210-19A AAS-100 Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS)
Contains performance standards, specifications, and recommendations for DEVS equipment on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.
150/5220-22B AAS-100 Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) for Aircraft Overruns

Contains standards for the planning, design, installation, and maintenance of Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) in runway safety areas (RSAs).

150/5300-7B ABP-420 FAA Policy on Facility Relocations Occasioned by Airport Improvements or Changes

Reaffirms to the aviation community the FAA policy governing responsibility for funding relocation, replacement and modification of air traffic control and air navigation facilities that are made necessary by improvements or changes to the airport.

150/5345-26D AAS-100 FAA Specification For L-823 Plug And Receptacle, Cable Connectors
Contains the specification for plug and receptacle (cable connectors) used with underground power cables, isolation transformer leads, and light fixture leads for airport lighting systems.
150/5220-24 AAS-100 Foreign Object Debris Detection Equipment

Provides information that airports can use to procure foreign object debris (FOD) detection equipment. Contains minimum performance specifications for systems and equipment that detect foreign objects on airports, including stationary radar, stationary electro-optical, stationary hybrid radar and electro-optical, and mobile radar.

See also Buy American Preferences to view:

  • Notice of Decision to Issue Buy American Waivers for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment (11/28/2010)
  • Notice to Manufacturers of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment (8/5/2010)
  • Waiver request process
150/5220-23 AAS-100 Frangible Connections

Contains specifications for the frangible connections used to support objects located in airfield safety areas, including fuse bolts, special material bolts, frangible couplings, tear-through fasteners, and tear-out sections.

This AC is based on the performance standards, specifications, and recommendations contained in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aerodrome Design Manual, Part 6, Frangibility, and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Engineering Technical Letter (ETL) 01-20: Guidelines for Airfield Frangibility Zones.

150/5300-16A AAS-100 General Guidance and Specifications for Aeronautical Surveys: Establishment of Geodetic Control and Submission to the National Geodetic Survey

Explains the specifications for establishing geodetic control on or near an airport. It also describes how to submit the information to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for approval and inclusion in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) in support of aeronautical information surveys. See also Airports GIS Video Training Series.

150/5300-18B AAS-100 General Guidance and Specifications for Submission of Aeronautical Surveys to NGS: Field Data Collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) Standards

Provides the specifications for the collection of airport data for the FAA Airport Surveying – Geographic Information System (GIS) Program. Also explains how to submit data to the FAA, which will forward the safety critical data to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for independent verification and validation. The standards covered in this document provide critical information for the operation and safety of the National Airspace System (NAS) and are classified as critical by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO Annex 15 defines data as critical when “there is a high probability when using corrupted critical data that the continued safe flight and landing of an aircraft would be severely at risk with the potential for catastrophe.” The information furnished under these standards covers the entire spectrum of the FAA’s airport data requirements. See also FAA Airport Surveying - GIS Program and Airports GIS Video Training Series.

Note: We have re-activated this AC until further notice. Please see the letter cancelling AC 150/5300-18C and re-activating AC 150/5300-18B.

CHANGE 1 (02-24-2014)

This change incorporates updated airport data collection standards and deletes outdated information. These changes clarify airport data collection and ongoing Airports GIS and other system enhancements.

150/5345-52A AAS-100 Generic Visual Glideslope Indicators (GVGI)
Contains the FAA standards for generic visual glideslope indicators systems. GVGI systems provide pilots with visual glideslope guidance during approaches for landing at general aviation airports.
150/5220-10E AAS-100 Guide Specification for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicles

Provides an interactive specification that airports can use in procuring Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. It describes the selection process, vehicle requirements, and how to produce formal specifications.

150/5380-6C AAS-100 Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements

This AC provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining airport pavements.

150/5390-2C AAS-100 Heliport Design

Provides standards for the design of heliports serving helicopters with single rotors. Basic concepts can also be applied to facilities serving helicopters with tandem (front and rear) or dual (side by side) rotors; although many standards will not apply to these facilities.

This version adds guidance for pavement or structure larger than the touchdown and liftoff area (TLOF), but less than the size of the final approach and take off (FATO); turbulence effects; clearance between parking areas and taxi routes and within parking areas; minimum dimensions of curved approach/departure airspace; Touchdown/Positioning Circle (TDPC) Marking; Flight Path Alignment Guidance markings and lights; Emergency Helicopter Landing Facility Requirements (EHLF); FATO to FATO separation distance for simultaneous operations; revised standards for size of “H” for general aviation heliports; increased TLOF size when the FATO of a hospital heliport is not load bearing; and Heliport Protection Zone (HPZ) for hospital heliports. See "Principal Changes" for a complete list.

150/5100-17 APP-400 Land Acquisition and Relocation Assistance for Airport Improvement Program Assisted Projects

Provides guidance to sponsors of airport projects developed under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to meet the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (PL 91-646, as amended) and the Regulations of the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 24. Consolidated AC includes Changes 1-6.

CHANGE 1 (12-20-1996)
CHANGE 2 (05-01-1997)
CHANGE 4 (09-07-2001)
150/5345-45C AAS-100 Low-Impact Resistant (LIR) Structures
Contains the FAA specifications for low-impact resistant (LIR) structures used to support approach lighting systems (ALS) at airports.
150/5340-26C AAS-100 Maintenance of Airport Visual Aid Facilities

This AC provides guidance and specifications for the Maintenance of airport Visual Aid Facilities.

150/5320-15A AAS-100 Management Of Airport Industrial Waste
Provides basic information on the characteristics, management, and regulations of industrial wastes generated at airports. Provides guidance for the development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that applies best management practices to eliminate, prevent, or reduce pollutants in storm water runoff associated with particular airport industrial activities.
150/5320-12C AAS-100 Measurement, Construction, and Maintenance of Skid Resistant Airport Pavement Surfaces
Contains guidelines and procedures for the design and construction of skid-resistant pavement; pavement evaluation, without or with friction equipment; and maintenance of high skid-resistant pavements.
CHANGE 1 (04-16-2004)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 2 (09-02-2004)
Updates references to polymer-based runway surface chip seals to account for current materials technology.
CHANGE 3 (08-25-2004)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 4 (02-03-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 5 (04-15-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 6 (05-25-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 7 (12-05-2005)
Updates names and addresses of FAA-approved CFME.
CHANGE 8 (02-07-2007)
Updates list of FAA-approved CFME.
150/5020-1 APP-400 Noise Control and Compatibility Planning for Airports
Provides general guidance for noise control and compatibility planning for airports as well as specific guidance for preparation of airport noise exposure maps and airport noise compatibility programs by airport operators for submission under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 150, and the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979. Contains an expanded Table of Land Uses Normally Compatible with Various Levels of Noise.
150/5370-13A AAS-100 Off-Peak Construction of Airport Pavements Using Hot-Mix Asphalt
Provides guidance for the planning, coordination, management, design, testing, inspection, and execution of off-peak construction of airport pavements using hot-mix asphalt (HMA) paving materials. Also focuses on HMA airfield pavement construction and applies to other types of airfield improvements where off-peak construction is identified as the preferred delivery method.
150/5370-2F AAS-100 Operational Safety on Airports During Construction

Provides guidelines for operational safety on airports during construction. Principal changes include prohibiting construction in safety areas when associated runway or taxiway is open, providing guidance for incorporating safety risk management, and including checklists for writing Construction Safety and Phasing Plans (CSPP) and for daily inspections.

150/5210-5D AAS-100 Painting, Marking, and Lighting of Vehicles Used on an Airport

Provides guidance, specifications, and standards for painting, marking, and lighting of ground vehicles operating in the airport air operations area (AOA). The approved lights, colors, and markings described in the AC assure the conspicuity of vehicles operating in the AOA from both the ground and the air. The AC contains new specifications and recommendations for the painting, marking, and lighting of Towbarless Tow Vehicles (TLTVs).

150/5360-13 APP-400 Planning and Design Guidelines for Airport Terminal Facilities

Provides guidelines for the planning and design of airport terminal buildings and related access facilities. Consolidated file includes Change 1.

Note: Portions of this AC are under review for update. Please contact the National Planning and Environmental Division for assistance.

Because of the size of the document, it is available as one large file (see Complete) or as several smaller files (Part 1-4).


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