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Number Title Current AC Deadline for Comments
150/5300-18C (PDF, 13.2 MB)
Draft AC 150/5300-18C, Survey and Data Standards for Submission of Aeronautical Data Using Airports GIS (posted 08/05/2015)

This AC provides the specifications for the collection of airport data through field and office methodologies in support of the FAA Surveying – Geographic Information System (GIS) Program. It also explains how to submit data to the FAA, for independent verification and validation. This draft represents a major rewrite; the guidance now conforms to the new FAA enterprise data model and process of maintaining a single authoritative source of aeronautical data.

150/5300-18B 9/04/2015
150/5345-49D (PDF, 100 KB)
Draft AC 150/5345-49D, Specification L-854 Radio Control Equipment (posted 08/13/2015)

This AC contains the specifications for radio control equipment to be used for controlling airport lighting facilities.

150/5345-49C 8/31/2015
150/5345-46E (PDF, 577 KB)
Draft AC 150/5345-46E, Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures (posted 07/24/2015)

This AC contains the FAA specifications for light fixtures to be used on airport runways and taxiways.

NA 8/24/2015
150/5370-12B (PDF, 331 KB)
Draft AC 150/5370-12B, Quality Management for Federally Funded Airport Construction Projects (posted 07/28/2015)

This AC provides information on the planning and oversight of construction projects at airports accomplished under the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). When finalized, this AC will cancel AC 150/5300-9B, Predesign, Prebid, and  reconstruction Conferences for Airport Grant Projects, and AC 150/5370-6D, Construction Progress and Inspection Report-Airport Improvement 18 Program (AIP).

150/5370-12A 8/14/2015
150/5345-42H (PDF, 578 KB)
Draft AC 150/5345-42H, Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories (posted 07/21/2015)

This AC contains the specifications for airport light bases, transformer housings, junction boxes, and accessories. It is not intended to be a compilation of currently available product designs. The AC provides the basic standard requirements for critical dimensions and performance requirements to which all manufacturers must demonstrate compliance. 

150/5345-42G 8/10/2015
150/5345-44K (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Draft AC 150/5345-44K, Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs (posted 07/21/2015)

This draft contains the specifications for unlighted and lighted signs to be used on taxiways and runways.

150/5345-44J 8/10/2015
150/5300-19 (PDF, 523 KB)
Draft AC 150/5300-19, Airport Data and Information Program (posted 06/12/2015)

This AC provides general guidance and information for airport owners and operators in the collection, submission and management of data describing the physical infrastructure, characteristics, and services of their airport. This data is source material for the Federal Aviation Administration (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 as required by Title 49 United States Code 44721, 49 U.S.C. 47130, and the planning and programming of various programs within the FAA. This AC also describes the schedule, frequency and standards for airport inspections. 

We are re-circulating this draft AC. It has been revised to conform to FAA and industry principles and standards of data management and stewardship. The final document will cancel AC 150/5200-35A, Submitting the Airport Master Record in Order to Activate a New Airport.

NA 7/13/2015

Procedure for Commenting on Draft ACs

Unless specifically noted, we generally accept comments only from recognized industry organizations. If you would like to comment on a Draft Advisory Circular, please submit your comments to one of the organizations listed below.



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
(202) 697-6937