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Draft Airports Series 150 Advisory Circulars (ACs)



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Draft ACs

Draft ACs
Number Title Current AC Deadline for Comments
150/5300-13B (PDF, 17.1 MB)
Draft AC 150/5300-13B, Airport Design (posted 07/20/2020)

This AC contains the FAA standards and recommendations for airport design.

Please include comments on this draft in the provided Excel Comment Resolution Matrix and submit by the comment deadline to

Note: Due to technical challenges, Draft AC 150/5300-13B will no longer include an interactive version of the Runway Design Standards Matrix (Table 3-5) in AC 150/5300-13A, Change 1 (see link below). The data from this interactive table, however, appears in a non-interactive format in Appendix G of the draft. We will post an updated online version of the interactive Runway Design Standards Matrix tool when we publish the final version 13B.

150/5300-13A 9/19/2020
150/5335-5D (PDF, 5.2 MB)
Draft AC 150/5335-5D, Standardized Method of Reporting Pavement Strength - PCR (posted 08/12/2020)

This AC provides guidance for the reporting of runway, taxiway and apron pavement strength in accordance with standardized International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) methods.

See also ICAO ACR 1.3 and FAARFIELD v2.0.0.e RC.

150/5335-5C 9/11/2020
Draft AC 150/5230-4C, Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, Training, and Dispensing on Airports (posted 07/07/2020)

This AC contains specifications and guidance for the storage, handling, and dispensing of aviation fuel on airports and standards and guidance for the training of personnel who conduct these activities.

150/5230-4B 8/14/2020
150/5320-6G (PDF, 12.7 MB)
Draft 150/5320-6G, Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation (posted 06/23/2020)

This advisory circular provides guidance to the public on the design and evaluation of pavements used by aircraft at civil airports.

150/5320-6F 8/01/2020
150/5200-30D (PDF, 597 KB)
Draft Change 2 to AC 150/5200-30D, Airport Field Condition Assessments and Winter Operations Safety (posted 12/12/2019)

Change 2 provides guidance to airport operators on snow removal around airport NAVAIDs and on when to issue new runway condition reports.   

The Change file only includes pages revised by this Change. For the complete document, see AC 150/5200-30D.

150/5200-30D 1/17/2020
150/5000-9B (PDF, 8.2 MB)
Draft AC 150/5000-9B, Guidelines for Sound Insulation of Structures Exposed to Aircraft Noise (posted 10/28/2019)

This advisory circular provides guidance on developing and managing sound insulation programs (SIP) that mitigate noise impacts to structures exposed to aircraft noise around airports.

150/5000-9A 12/06/2019

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.

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

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