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Number Title Status Office Date
150/5340-5D Segmented Circle Airport Marker System

This AC provides standards for a system of airport marking consisting of certain pilot aids and traffic control devices.

Active AAS-100 2013-09-25
150/5370-2G Operational Safety on Airports During Construction

This AC sets forth guidelines for operational safety on airports during construction.

Active AAS-100 2017-12-13
150/5220-23A Frangible Connections

This advisory circular contains standards and guidelines for the frangible connections used to support objects located in airfield safety areas and object free areas.

Active AAS-100 2021-04-13
150/5340-18G Standards for Airport Sign Systems

This AC contains the FAA standards for the siting and installation of signs on airport runways and taxiways.

Active AAS-100 2019-05-10
150/5345-45C Low-Impact Resistant (LIR) Structures

Contains the FAA specifications for low-impact resistant (LIR) structures used to support approach lighting systems (ALS) at airports.

Active AAS-100 2007-04-06
150/5370-16 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.

Active AAS-100 2007-09-28
150/5345-50B 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.

Active AAS-100 2007-09-20
150/5345-13B 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.

Active AAS-100 2007-09-20
150/5345-5B Circuit Selector Switch

Contains a specification for a circuit selector switch for use in airport lighting circuits.

Active AAS-100 2006-09-14
150/5000-13A Announcement Of Availability: RTCA Inc., Document RTCA-221

Announces the availability of RTCA, Inc., Document RTCA/DO-221, Guidance and Recommended Requirements for Airport Surface Movement Sensors, dated April 24, 1994.

Active AAS-100 2008-09-05
150/5220-18A 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.

Active AAS-100 2007-09-14
150/5320-15A Management Of Airport Industrial Waste

Provides basic information on the characteristics, management, and regulations of industrial wastes generated at airports.

Active AAS-100 2008-09-08
150/5370-15B 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.

Active AAS-100 2011-09-30
150/5345-53D 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.

Active AAS-100 2012-09-26
150/5345-12F 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.

Active AAS-100 2010-09-24
150/5345-7F 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.

Active AAS-100 2013-08-19
150/5320-5D 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.

Active AAS-100 2013-08-15
150/5220-25 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.

Active AAS-100 2010-11-23
150/5220-22B 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).

Active AAS-100 2012-09-27
150/5370-11B 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.

Active AAS-100 2011-09-30
150/5345-47C 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.

Active AAS-100 2011-07-22
150/5380-6C Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements

This AC provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining airport pavements.

Active AAS-100 2014-10-10
150/5345-10H 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.

Active AAS-100 2014-11-05
150/5340-1M 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.

Active AAS-100 2019-05-10
150/5395-1B Seaplane Bases

This AC provides guidance to assist operators in planning, designing, and constructing seaplane bases and associated facilities.

Active AAS-100 2018-08-31
150/5345-42J 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.

Active AAS-100 2019-09-12
150/5370-10H 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.

Active AAS-100 2018-12-21
150/5360-14A 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.

Active AAS-100 2017-12-06
150/5390-2D Heliport Design

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.

Active AAS-100 2023-01-05
150/5345-39E Specification for L-853, Runway and Taxiway Retroreflective Markers

This AC contains the FAA's standards for retroreflective markers for airport runways and taxiways.

Active AAS-100 2021-10-12
150/5345-28H 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.

Active AAS-100 2019-07-29
150/5345-55A 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.

Active AAS-100 2007-06-27
150/5320-12C 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.

Active AAS-100 1997-03-18
150/5345-52A 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.

Active AAS-100 2007-09-05
150/5210-18A 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.

Active AAS-100 2008-09-29
150/5300-18B 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.

Active AAS-100 2009-05-21
150/5210-15A Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station Building Design

Contains information, references and guidelines for construction of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station building design.

Active AAS-100 2008-09-10
150/5345-54B 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.

Active AAS-100 2009-09-30
150/5370-17 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).

Active AAS-100 2011-03-29
150/5345-51B 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).

Active AAS-100 2010-09-08
150/5345-3G 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.

Active AAS-100 2010-09-29
150/5210-5D 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).

Active AAS-100 2010-04-01
150/5220-17B 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.

Active AAS-100 2010-09-30
150/5300-17C 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.

Active AAS-100 2011-09-30
150/5380-9 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.

Active AAS-100 2009-09-30
150/5210-19A Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS)

Contains performance standards, specifications, and recommendations for DEVS equipment on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.

Active AAS-100 2009-06-12
150/5220-10E 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.

Active AAS-100 2011-06-01
150/5220-21C 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.

Active AAS-100 2012-06-29
150/5340-26C Maintenance of Airport Visual Aid Facilities

This AC provides guidance and specifications for the Maintenance of airport Visual Aid Facilities.

Active AAS-100 2014-06-20
150/5220-20A 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.

Active AAS-100 2014-09-24
150/5360-12F Airport Signing and Graphics

This AC provides guidance on airport terminal and landside wayfinding, signing, and graphics.

Active AAS-100 2013-09-26
150/5345-46E Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures

Contains FAA specifications for light fixtures to be used on airport runways and taxiways. See also--

Active AAS-100 2016-03-02
150/5345-43J Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment

This AC contains the FAA specification for obstruction lighting equipment.

Active AAS-100 2019-03-11
150/5345-49D Specification L-854, Radio Control Equipment

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

Active AAS-100 2017-01-17
150/5300-20 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.

Active AAS-100 2023-04-05
150/5340-30J 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.

Active AAS-100 2018-02-12
150/5300-14D Design of Aircraft Deicing Facilities

This AC provides standards and guidance for designing aircraft deicing facilities.

Active AAS-100 2020-03-17
150/5300-16B 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.

Active AAS-100 2019-07-08