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150/5345-43J AAS-100 Specification for Obstruction Lighting Equipment

This AC contains the FAA specification for obstruction lighting equipment.

03-11-2019
150/5370-10H AAS-100 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.  Items covered in this AC include general provisions, earthwork, flexible base courses, rigid base courses, flexible surface courses, rigid pavement, fencing, drainage, turf, and lighting installation. 

See Airport Construction Standards to access individual files for each part. Access related Pay Reduction Spreadsheets on our Airport Design Software page.

12-21-2018
150/5395-1B AAS-100 Seaplane Bases

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

08-31-2018
150/5360-13A APP-400 Airport Terminal Planning

This AC provides information on the process of planning airport passenger terminal facilities.  It combines and supersedes two previous FAA ACs on this topic: AC 150-5360-13, Planning and Design Guidelines for Airport Terminal Facilities, and AC 150/5360-9, Planning and Design Guidelines for Airport Terminal Facilities at Non-hub Locations. 

This AC does not create new requirements for airport terminal planning. Rather, it consolidates information from two separate ACs and includes updated information on terminal planning.

07-13-2018
150/5340-30J AAS-100 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.

02-12-2018
150/5370-2G AAS-100 Operational Safety on Airports During Construction

This AC sets forth guidelines for operational safety on airports during construction. This version adds notification about impacts to both airport-owned and FAA-owned NAVAIDs; adds guidance for the use of orange construction signs (including a new appendix on the placement of these signs); discusses open trenches or excavations in the taxiway safety area while the taxiway is open to aircraft operations, subject to restrictions; enhances guidance for temporary shortened runways and displaced thresholds; and improves figures.

12-13-2017
150/5360-14A AAS-100 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.  It presents and reconciles the Federal accessibility regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA) as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (RA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, as amended (ABA) which affect the architectural or program accessibility of airports in the U. S. transportation system and employment opportunities at these airports for individuals with disabilities.

This update adds the requirements and recommendations for Service Animal Relief Areas (SARAs) at civil use airports contained in the DOT regulation 14 CFR 382, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel.  SARAs are required for each airport with 10,000 or more enplanements and for civil use airports that receive federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program or Passenger Facility Charges program. 

12-06-2017
150/5345-49D AAS-100 Specification L-854, Radio Control Equipment
This AC contains the specifications for radio control equipment to be used for controlling airport lighting facilities.
01-17-2017
150/5320-6F AAS-100 Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation

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

11-10-2016
150/5200-30D AAS-300 Airport Field Condition Assessments and Winter Operations Safety

This AC provides guidance to assist airport operators in developing a snow and ice control plan, assessing and reporting airport conditions through the utilization of the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM), and establishing snow removal and control procedures. Consolidated version includes Change 1.

For implementation purposes, all certificated airports must submit revised Snow and Ice Control Plans to the FAA no later than September 1, 2016, for approval.  The Federal NOTAM System is the primary means of conveying airport condition information by certificated and federally obligated airports.  Effective October 1, 2016, the Federal NOTAM System will incorporate the new reporting criteria and methodology contained in this AC. 

07-29-2016
150/5345-46E AAS-100 Specification for Runway and Taxiway Light Fixtures

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

03-02-2016
150/5345-42H AAS-100 Specification for Airport Light Bases, Transformer Housings, Junction Boxes, and Accessories

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

11-06-2015
150/5345-44K AAS-100 Specification for Runway and Taxiway Signs

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

10-08-2015
150/5300-19 AAS-100 Airport Data and Information Program

Note: The FAA is moving toward an electronic data submission system with the implementation of the FAA’s Navigation Procedures Project (NAV Lean) solution.  Sections of this AC may be used as those portions of the system become available.  In the interim, please refer to the current guidance provided in AC 150/5200-35A, Submitting the Airport Master Record in Order to Activate a New Airport for paper-based data submissions.

This AC provides general guidance and information for airport owners and operators in the collection and management of data describing the physical infrastructure, characteristics, and services of their airport. This data is source material for the 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. This AC also describes the schedule, frequency, and standards for airport inspections.  

09-30-2015
150/5370-12B AAS-100 Quality Management for Federally Funded Airport Construction Projects

This advisory circular (AC) provides information on the planning and oversight of construction projects at airports accomplished under the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). In addition to the previous version, this AC cancels:

  • AC 150/5300-9B, Predesign, Prebid, and Preconstruction Conferences for Airport Grant Projects
  • AC 150/5370-6D, Construction Progress and Inspection Report-Airport Improvement Program (AIP)

09-14-2015
150/5345-10H AAS-100 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.

See also Engineering Brief 67, Light Sources Other than Incandescent and Xenon for Airport and Obstruction Lighting Fixtures.

11-05-2014
150/5380-6C AAS-100 Guidelines and Procedures for Maintenance of Airport Pavements

This AC provides guidelines and procedures for maintaining airport pavements.

10-10-2014
150/5380-7B AAS-100 Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP)

This AC discusses the Airport Pavement Management Program (PMP) concept, its essential components, and how it is used to make cost-effective decisions about pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R).

10-10-2014
150/5100-14E AAS-100 Architectural, Engineering, and Planning Consultant Services for Airport Grant Projects

This AC provides guidance for airport sponsors in the selection and engagement of architectural, engineering, and planning consultants. It also discusses services that normally would be included in an airport grant project, types of contracts for these services, contract format and provisions, and guidelines for determining the reasonableness of consultant fees. Please see the Principal Changes paragraph for a list of major changes from the last version of this AC.

CHANGE 1 (09-25-2015)
09-30-2014
150/5220-20A AAS-100 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.

09-24-2014
150/5320-17A AAS-100 Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals

This AC provides limited guidance on understanding and rating the surface condition of flexible (asphalt) and rigid (concrete) airfield pavements. Appendices A and B of this AC include the Asphalt and Concrete Airfield Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating Manuals (PASER Manuals). The FAA recommends the information and procedures contained in the manuals for use by airport staff and consultants, directly or in combination with additional testing and data collection, only when it is not possible to complete a more detailed pavement condition index (PCI) survey as part of a more comprehensive pavement maintenance management program.

09-10-2014
150/5335-5C AAS-100 Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength - PCN

This AC provides guidance for using the standardized International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) method, called the Aircraft Classification Number – Pavement Classification Number (ACN-PCN) method, to report airport runway, taxiway, and apron pavement strength. Includes instructions for using the COMFAA program to calculate ACN values to determine PCN.

Also provides guidance for reporting changes to airport data that is generally published on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 5010, Airport Master Record, particularly those data elements associated with Gross Weight (Data Elements 35 through 38) and Pavement Classification Number (Data Element 39).

Access COMFAA and related Support Spreadsheet on our Airport Design Software page.

08-14-2014
150/5340-26C AAS-100 Maintenance of Airport Visual Aid Facilities

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

06-20-2014
150/5340-1L AAS-100 Standards for Airport Markings

This AC contains the FAA standards for markings used on airport runways, taxiways, and aprons.

09-27-2013
150/5370-14B AAS-100 Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook

This AC provides general guidance on asphalt paving operations. The Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000 (handbook) is in Appendix 1 of this AC. The handbook concentrates on field practices for asphalt paving, including plant operations, transportation of materials, surface preparation, laydown, compaction, and quality control processes.

09-27-2013

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