Low-Impact Resistant (LIR) Structures
Contains the FAA specifications for low-impact resistant (LIR) structures used to support approach lighting systems (ALS) at airports.
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.
Rapid Construction of Rigid (Portland Cement Concrete) Airfield Pavements
Provides guidance for the planning, coordination, management, design, testing, inspection, and execution of rapid construction of rigid (Portland Cement Concrete) airfield pavements.
The Airport System Planning Process
Provides guidance for effective airport system planning. Consolidated file includes Change 1 (dated 1/16/2015).
Specification for Portable Runway and Taxiway Lights
Contains the FAA standards for portable runway and taxiway lights and runway end identifier lights for temporary use to permit continued aircraft operations while all or part of a runway lighting system is inoperative.
Circuit Selector Switch
Contains a specification for a circuit selector switch for use in airport lighting circuits.
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.
Specification for L-841 Auxiliary Relay Cabinet Assembly for Pilot Control of Airport Lighting Circuits
Contains the specification requirements for a relay cabinet used to control airfield lighting circuits.
Management Of Airport Industrial Waste
Provides basic information on the characteristics, management, and regulations of industrial wastes generated at airports.
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.
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.
Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Equipment, Tools and Clothing
Contains references to the minimum requirements for the selection and performance of aircraft rescue and firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE), self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and powered rescue tools.
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Communications
Provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) communications.
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.
Specification for Airport and Heliport Beacons
Contains equipment specifications for light beacons that are used to locate and identify civil airports, military airports, seaplane bases, and heliports.
Airport Ground Vehicle Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Squitter Equipment
Provides guidance on the development, installation, testing, approval, and maintenance of ADS-B Out squitter units for airport ground vehicles.
Specification for L-890 Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS)
Specifies the minimum requirements for an Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System (ALCMS).
Use of Nondestructive Testing in the Evaluation of Airport Pavements
Focuses on nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment that measures pavement surface deflections after applying a static or dynamic load to the pavement.
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).
Specification for Series to Series Isolation Transformers for Airport Lighting Systems
Contains the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) specifications for series to series isolation transformers for use in airport lighting systems.
Quality Management for Federally Funded Airport Construction Projects
This advisory circular (AC) provides information on the planning and oversight of construction projects at airports accomplished under the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
Segmented Circle Airport Marker System
This AC provides standards for a system of airport marking consisting of certain pilot aids and traffic control devices.
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.
Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements
This AC provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining airport pavements.
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.
Airside Applications for Artificial Turf
Provides guidance for the planning, design, installation, and maintenance of aviation grade artificial turf in areas adjacent to the operational areas of an airport.
Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program
This AC describes the Airport Lighting Equipment Certification Program (ALECP). It provides information on how an organization can get Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acceptance as a third-party certification body (third-party certifier) and how manufacturers may get equipment qualified under the program.
Specification for L-824 Underground Electrical Cable for Airport Lighting Circuits
This AC provides specifications for L-824 underground electrical cable for airport lighting circuits.
Specification for Constant Current Regulators and Regulator Monitors
Contains a specification for constant current regulators (CCR) and a monitor for use with airport lighting circuits.
Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories
This advisory circular (AC) contains the specifications for airport light bases, transformer housings, junction boxes, accessories, and elevated light fixture covers and stakes.
Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports
The standard specifications contained in this advisory circular (AC) relate to materials and methods used for construction on airports.
This AC provides guidance to assist operators in planning, designing, and constructing seaplane bases and associated facilities.
Standards for Airport Sign Systems
This AC contains the FAA standards for the siting and installation of signs on airport runways and taxiways.
This advisory circular contains standards and guidelines for the frangible connections used to support objects located in airfield safety areas and object free areas.
Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation
This AC provides guidance to the public on the design and evaluation of pavements used by aircraft at civil airports.
Airport Terminal Planning
This AC provides information on the process of planning airport passenger terminal facilities. It combines and supersedes two previous FAA ACs on this topic: AC 150-5360-13, Planning and Design Guidelines for Airport Terminal Facilities, and AC 150/5360-9, Planning and Design Guidelines for Airport Terminal Facilities at Non-hub Locations.
Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities
This AC assist airports in complying with the laws and regulations regarding individuals with disabilities by: (1) identifying the relevant statutes and regulations affecting airports; (2) presenting the main features of each of the statutes and regulations; and (3) listing sources of assistance or additional information.
Standards for Airport Markings
This AC contains the FAA standards for markings used on airport runways, taxiways, and aprons. Consolidated to include Change 1, dated December 23, 2020.
This AC provides standards for the planning, design and construction of heliports serving helicopters with single, tandem (front and rear) or dual (side by side) rotors.
Operational Safety on Airports During Construction
This AC sets forth guidelines for operational safety on airports during construction.
Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) for Airport Operators
This AC contains standards and guidance for airport operators on the issuance of Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM).
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.
Runway Length Requirements for Airport Design
Provides design standards and guidelines for determining recommended runway lengths.
Land Acquisition and Relocation Assistance for Airport Improvement Program Assisted Projects (Consolidated through Change 7)
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.
Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS)
Contains performance standards, specifications, and recommendations for DEVS equipment on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Guidelines and Procedures for Measuring Airfield Pavement Roughness
Provides guidelines and procedures for measuring and evaluating runway roughness as identified by surface profile data of rigid and flexible airport pavements.
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.
Specification for L-893, Lighted Visual Aid to Indicate Temporary Runway Closure
Provides guidance in the design of a lighted visual aid to indicate temporary runway closure.
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.
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.
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.
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station Building Design
Contains information, references and guidelines for construction of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station building design.
Foreign Object Debris Detection Equipment
Provides information that airports can use to procure foreign object debris (FOD) detection equipment.
Airport Emergency Plan (Consolidated AC includes Change 2)
Provides guidance to the airport operator in the development and implementation of an Airport Emergency Plan (AEP).
Specification for Discharge-Type Flashing Light Equipment
Contains the specifications for discharge-type flashing light equipment to be used for runway end identification lights (REIL) and for an omni-directional approach lighting system (ODALS).
Systems for Interactive Training Of Airport Personnel
Provides guidance in the design of systems for interactive training of airport personnel, which are eligible for funding under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and with Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) revenues.
Standards for Using Remote Sensing Technologies in Airport Surveys (Consolidated to Include Change 1)
Provides guidance on the use of remote sensing technologies in the collection of data describing the physical infrastructure of an airport.
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).
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.
Airside Use of Heated Pavement Systems
Establishes minimum performance requirements for the design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of heated pavement systems for use in the Aircraft Operations Area (AOA).
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.
Airport Water Rescue Plans and Equipment
Provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for water rescue operations.
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.
Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs
This AC contains the FAA specifications for unlighted and lighted signs to be used on taxiways and runways.
Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals
This AC provides limited guidance on understanding and rating the surface condition of flexible (asphalt) and rigid (concrete) airfield pavements.
Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP)
This AC discusses the Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP) concept, its essential components, and how it is used to make cost-effective decisions about pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R).
Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures
Contains FAA specifications for light fixtures to be used on airport runways and taxiways. See also--
Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) for Non-Federal Applications - with Change 1
This advisory circular (AC) contains the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) standard for the non-Federal AWOS.
Airport Field Condition Assessments and Winter Operations Safety
This AC provides guidance to assist airport operators in developing a snow and ice control plan, assessing and reporting airport conditions through the utilization of the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM), and establishing snow removal and control procedures.
Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment
This AC contains the FAA specification for obstruction lighting equipment.
Maintenance of Airport Visual Aid Facilities
This AC provides guidance and specifications for the Maintenance of airport Visual Aid Facilities.
Airport Signing and Graphics
This AC provides guidance on airport terminal and landside wayfinding, signing, and graphics.
Specification for L-884, Power and Control Unit for Land and Hold Short Lighting Systems
Contains the FAA standards for power and control units for land and hold short lighting systems.
Specification for L-821, Panels for the Control of Airport Lighting
Provides the specified manufacturing requirements for panels used for remote control of airport lighting and auxiliary systems.
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.
Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities
This AC provides standards and guidance for designing aircraft deicing facilities.
Specification L-854, Radio Control Equipment
This AC contains the specifications for radio control equipment to be used for controlling airport lighting facilities.
General Guidance and Specifications for Aeronautical Surveys: Establishment of Geodetic Control and Submission to the National Geodetic Survey
This AC explains the specifications for establishing geodetic control on or near an airport.
Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) Systems
This AC contains the FAA standards for the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) systems, which provides pilots with visual glideslope guidance during approach for landing.
State Block Grant Program
This AC provides guidance for application to and implementation of the State Block Grant Program (SBGP).
Specification for L-853, Runway and Taxiway Retroreflective Markers
This AC contains the FAA's standards for retroreflective markers for airport runways and taxiways.
Development of State Aviation Standards for Airport Pavement Construction
This AC provides guidelines for the development of State Aviation Standards for airport pavement construction at nonprimary public-use airports as well as the use of State Highway Material Specifications for airport pavement construction at nonprimary airports.
Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids
This AC provides guidance and recommendations on the installation of airport visual aids. See the Principal Changes paragraph for a list of major changes to the document since the last version.
Submission of On-Airport Proposals for Aeronautical Study
This AC provides guidance on submitting accurate, complete on-airport proposals so the FAA can conduct an aeronautical study.