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|Number||Title||Current AC||Deadline for Comments|
|150/5200-33C (PDF, 598 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5200-33C, Hazardous Wildlife Attractants On or Near Airports (2019) (posted 01/18/2019)
This AC provides guidance on certain land uses that have the potential to attract hazardous wildlife on or near public-use airports. It also discusses airport development projects (including airport construction, expansion, and renovation) affecting aircraft movement near hazardous wildlife attractants.
|150/5345-28H (PDF, 240 KB)||
Draft 150/5345-28H, Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) Systems (posted 01/15/2019)
This AC contains the FAA standards for the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) systems, which provide pilots with visual glideslope guidance during approach for landing.
|150/5210-23 (PDF, 837 KB)||
Draft Addendum to AC 150/5210-23, ARFF Vehicle and High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) Operation, Training and Qualifications (posted 01/10/2019)
This addendum and associated quick reference guide provide information on ARFF Vehicle and High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) hand signals.
|150/5210-25A (PDF, 443 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5210-25A, Performance Specification for Airport Vehicle Runway Incursion Warning Systems (RIWS) (posted 12/06/2018)
This draft provides a performance specification for an airport vehicle runway incursion warning system (RIWS).
|150/5345-42J (PDF, 721 KB)||
Draft Advisory Circular AC 150/5345-42J, Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories (posted 12/10/2018)
This AC contains the specifications for airport light bases, transformer housings, junction boxes, accessories, and elevated light fixture covers and stakes. It provides the basic standard requirements for critical dimensions and performance requirements to which all manufacturers must demonstrate compliance.
|150/5220-23A (PDF, 6.1 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5220-23A, Frangible Connections (posted 11/02/2018)
This draft contains standards and requirements for the frangible connections used to support objects located in airfield safety areas.
|150/5300-14D (PDF, 5.7 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5300-14D, Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities (posted 09/04/2018)
This AC provides standards and guidance for designing aircraft deicing facilities.
Note: For the draft, the FAA specifically requests comment on the continued use of the color red for the Vehicle Safety Zone on aircraft deicing aprons.
|150/5345-3H (PDF, 890 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-3H, Panels for the Control of Airport Lighting (posted 09/04/2018)
This AC provides the specified manufacturing requirements for panels used for remote control of airport lighting and auxiliary systems. This draft reviews the mandatory inclusion of the emergency generator switch and light on a L-821 Lighting Control Panel.
|150/5345-5C (PDF, 158 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-5C, Specifications for Airport Lighting Circuit Selector Switch (posted 09/04/2018)
This AC contains a specification for a circuit selector switch for use in airport lighting circuits.
|150/5345-39E (PDF, 156 KB)||
Draft AC 150/5345-39E, Specification for L-853, Runway and Taxiway Retroreflective Markers (posted 07/23/2018)
This advisory circular contains the FAA standards for retroreflective markers for airport runways and taxiways.
|150/5300-16B (PDF, 5.8 MB)||
Draft AC 150/5300-16B, General Guidance and Specifications for Aeronautical Surveys: Establishment of Geodetic Control and Submission to the National Geodetic Survey (posted 07/20/2018)
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.
Procedure for Commenting on Draft ACs
Please see the industry letter for each draft to determine specific instructions for submitting comments. If you are a member of one of the following industry organizations, you can also submit your comments via the organization.
- Air Line Pilots Association
- Air Transport Association of America
- Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
- Airport Consultants Council
- Airports Council International--North America
- Allied Pilots Association
- American Association of Airport Executives
- American Council of Engineering Companies
- American Society of Civil Engineers (Transportation & Development Institute) 1
- DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation 2
- Experimental Aircraft Association
- General Aviation Manufacturers Association
- Helicopter Association International
- International Air Transport Association
- National Air Transportation Association
- National Association of State Aviation Officials
- National Business Aviation Association
- Regional Airline Association
Note 1 - For ASCE, submit comments to:
Jonathan C. Esslinger, P.E.
Director, Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.
Note 2 - For DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation, submit comments to:
DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation
SAF/AQKT Room 4E128
Washington, DC 20330-1060