Engineering, Design, & Construction

Southwest Region Airports Division

The FAA develops engineering, design, and construction standards for civil airports, heliports, and seaplane bases. This includes standards for airfield pavement; airport lighting, marking, signs, and other visual aids; safety during construction; surveying and GIS data; deicing, ARFF, and other facilities; bird radar and foreign object detection systems; and more.

Points of Contact

  • Regional Engineer - Lana Logan | RIM, Part 139 RSA
  • AR/OK Lead Engineer - Ronson Fox | GA RSA
  • LA/NM Lead Engineer - Andy Velayos | GA RSA
  • TX Lead Engineer - Roman Pinon | GA RSA
  • HIP Program Manager - Gary Loftus


Please submit your Construction Safety Phasing Plans (CSSP) with drawings that show proposed points of interest. For further guidance please visit the following links:

Modification of Standards (MOS)

Please contact your engineering specialist to determine if a MOS is needed for your project. For further guidance in submitting a MOS, please visit FAA Order 5300.1G - Modifications to Agency Airport Design, Construction, and Equipment Standards.
Note: State specifications for asphalt do not require a MOS for airports currently or planning to serve aircraft no greater than 30,000 lbs

Plans and Specifications

The Southwest Regional Milestone for submitting plans and specifications is January 31. The ADO may require additional documentation to justify design elements (e.g. FAARFIELD for pavement thickness)

Required Notifications

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Last updated: Friday, May 19, 2023