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150/5000-13A AAS-100 Announcement Of Availability: RTCA Inc., Document RTCA-221
Announces the availability of RTCA, Inc., Document RTCA/DO-221, Guidance and Recommended Requirements for Airport Surface Movement Sensors, dated April 24, 1994. Provides recommended minimum performance standards for airport surface movement sensors and specifies both sensor and system characteristics that provide guidance to airport systems designers, manufacturers, installers, and users of the equipment.

Cancels AC 150/5000-13, Announcement of Availability-RTCA Inc., Document RTCA-221, dated September 7, 1994.
150/5000-15B AAS-100 Announcement of Availability of Airport-Related Research and Development Products

This AC explains how to obtain the latest airport-related research and development (R&D) products funded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Airports Organization, particularly the FAA’s Airport Technology Research and Development Branch, the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF), and the Airfield Asphalt Pavement Technology Program (AAPTP).

150/5070-6B APP-400 Airport Master Plans

Provides guidance for the preparation of airport master plans that range in size and function from small general aviation to large commercial service facilities. Appendix D of this AC cancels Chapter 1, Section 5; Appendix 6; and Appendix 7 of AC 150/5300-13, Airport Design. Consolidated file contains Changes 1 and 2.

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.

150/5100-14E AAS-100 Architectural, Engineering, and Planning Consultant Services for Airport Grant Projects

This AC provides guidance for airport sponsors in the selection and engagement of architectural, engineering, and planning consultants. It also discusses services that normally would be included in an airport grant project, types of contracts for these services, contract format and provisions, and guidelines for determining the reasonableness of consultant fees. Please see the Principal Changes paragraph for a list of major changes from the last version of this AC.

CHANGE 1 (09-25-2015)
150/5200-30C AAS-300 Airport Winter Safety and Operations

This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to assist airport operators in developing a snow and ice control plan, conducting and reporting runway friction surveys, and establishing snow removal and control procedures. Version B of this AC cancelled AC 150/5220-13B, Runway Surface Condition Sensor Specification Guide, dated March 27, 1991. Consolidated file contains Change 1.

See also Notice to Manufacturers of Airport In-Pavement Stationary Runway Weather Information Systems about AIP Buy American Requirement (10/28/2011). The FAA is requesting information to determine if waivers to this requirement are needed.

CHANGE 1 (02-15-2012)

Adds the requirement to identify Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting mutual aid access points(s) to include gate(s) operability. This Change is in response to a National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendation.

150/5210-6D AAS-100 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Agents

Provides guidance on Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Agents and provides an acceptable methodology for complying with Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139, Certification of Airports.

150/5210-24 AAS-300 Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Management

Provides guidance for developing and managing an airport foreign object debris (FOD) program.  In addition, this AC provides specifications for the equipment used in FOD removal operations.

The described program addresses prevention, detection, removal, and evaluation as well as strategies and practices that can help reduce FOD at airports. The guidelines presented in this AC are advisory and can be implemented at the discretion of the airport operator in accordance with the airport operator’s approved Airport Certification Manual.

This AC cancels AC 150/5380-5B, Debris Hazards at Civil Airports, dated July 5, 1996.

150/5210-25 AAS-100 Performance Specification for Airport Vehicle Runway Incursion Warning Systems (RIWS)

This AC contains minimum performance specifications for systems and equipment airports use to provide a warning to drivers on an airfield about a potential runway incursion. This AC discusses two types of detection systems: a preconfigured, commercial off the shelf (COTS) system; and a system with custom hardware and software.

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.

150/5220-16D AJW-14A Automated Weather Observing Systems(AWOS) for Non-Federal Applications

This advisory circular (AC) contains the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) standard for the non-Federal AWOS. This AC applies to anyone proposing to design, procure, construct, install, activate or maintain an AWOS.

150/5220-17B AAS-100 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Facilities

Provides guidance on the design, construction, and operation of aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) training facilities.

150/5220-18A AAS-100 Buildings for Storage and Maintenance of Airport Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Materials
Provides guidance for the site selection and design of buildings used to store and maintain airport snow and ice control equipment, store approved materials, and provide personnel areas required to support the requirements under the airport operator’s winter storm management plan.
150/5220-20A AAS-100 Airport Snow and Ice Control Equipment

This advisory circular provides guidance to assist airport operators in the procurement of snow and ice control equipment for airport use.

150/5220-21C AAS-100 Aircraft Boarding Equipment

Contains the FAA's performance standards, specifications, and recommendations for the design, manufacture, testing and maintenance of equipment used in the boarding of airline passengers. The physical area covered in this AC is that which is bounded by the door of the passenger terminal area, on one end, to the door of the aircraft, on the other end. Although this AC refers only to aircraft boarding (enplaning), all references apply equally to disembarking (deplaning) with the described procedures occurring in reverse order.

The previous version of this AC discussed only the passenger lift scenario and associated equipment. This document updates that effort and addresses the other methods and equipment used to board an aircraft, including passenger boarding bridges, ramps, lifts, and aircraft boarding chairs.

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).

150/5220-23 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.

150/5220-25 AAS-100 Airport Avian Radar Systems

Provides guidance on the use of avian radar systems to supplement an airport’s Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP) and reduce the potential avian threats to aircraft.

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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.

150/5300-13A AAS-100 Airport Design

Contains the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) standards and recommendations for the geometric layout and engineering design of runways, taxiways, aprons, and other facilities at civil airports.This substantial revision fully incorporates all previous changes to AC 150/5300-13 as well as new standards and technical requirements.

See also Interim Guidance on Land Uses Within a Runway Protection Zone.

CHANGE 1 (02-26-2014)

This change replaces Runway Reference Code (RRC) with new Approach and Departure Reference Code (APRC and DPRC) designations; expands Taxiway Fillet information and adds a new Appendix 8, Taxiway Fillet Design; adjusts TDG limits, with associated changes to fillet dimensions; moves Figure 4-1 to Chapter 1; combines Tables 3-4 and 3-5 to form Standards for Instrument Approach Procedures; incorporates minor editorial corrections; adds a Record of Changes at the end of the AC; and incorporates revisions describes in the Errata Sheet for the original release.

See also Additional Design Tools and Drawings for Change 1.

150/5300-15A AAS-100 Use Of Value Engineering For Engineering And Design Of Airport Grant Projects
Provides guidance on using value engineering (VE) in airport projects funded under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Airport Grant program.
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.

150/5300-18C AAS-100 Survey and Data Standards for Submission of Aeronautical Data Using Airports GIS

This AC provides the specifications and technical requirements for data collection conducted at airports in support of the FAA Airport Surveying – Geographic Information System (GIS) Program. The information furnished under these standards covers the entire spectrum of the FAA’s airport data requirements, including runway and stopway data, navigational aid data, obstruction data, and data on various airport features, including taxiways, aprons, and landmark features. 

This version of the AC is a major rewrite; it now conforms to the new FAA enterprise data model and process of maintaining a single authoritative source of aeronautical data. 

150/5300-19 AAS-100 Airport Data and Information Program

Note: This AC is currently unavailable. Until further notice, please refer to the existing AC 150/5200-35A, Submitting the Airport Master Record in Order to Activate a New Airport.

This AC provides general guidance and information for airport owners and operators in the collection and management of data describing the physical infrastructure, characteristics, and services of their airport. This data is source material for the FAA’s aeronautical information databases, for use in the dissemination of aviation information to the public, preparation of government and private industry aeronautical charts, and related flight information publications. This AC also describes the schedule, frequency, and standards for airport inspections.  

150/5320-5D AAS-100 Airport Drainage Design

This AC provides guidance for engineers, airport managers, and the public about the design and construction of airport surface storm drainage systems; and subsurface drainage systems for paved runways, taxiways, and aprons. It incorporates the DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) draft document, Surface Drainage Design, dated August 1, 2006. This revision adds guidance that was not included in the original DOD document. See paragraph 5,, "Purpose of this Revision."


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