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Number Title Status Office Date
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
150/5200-12C First Responders’ Responsibility for Protecting Evidence at the Scene of an Aircraft Accident/Incident

Furnishes general guidance for airport employees, airport management, and other personnel responsible for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) operations at the scene of an aircraft accident on the proper preservation of evidence.

Active AAS-300 2009-09-28
150/5220-26 Airport Ground Vehicle Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Squitter Equipment

Provides guidance on the development, installation, testing, approval, and maintenance of ADS-B Out squitter units for airport ground vehicles.

Active AAS-100 2011-11-14
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
150/5370-2G Operational Safety on Airports During Construction

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

Active AAS-100 2017-12-13
150/5340-1M 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
150/5200-28G Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) for Airport Operators

This AC contains standards and guidance for airport operators on the issuance of Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM).

Active AAS-300 2022-05-25
150/5230-4C Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, and Dispensing on Airports

This AC contains specifications and guidance for the storage, handling, and dispensing of aviation fuel on airports.

Active AAS-300 2021-09-23
150/5200-29A Announcement Of Availability Of Airport Self-Inspection DVD

Announces the availability of the Airport Safety Self-Inspection DVD, which replaces the previously issued videotape.

Active AAS-300 2007-06-05
150/5300-19 Airport Data and Information Program

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.

Active AAS-100 2015-09-30
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
150/5200-34A Construction or Establishment of Landfills near Public Airports

Contains guidance on complying with new Federal statutory requirements regarding the construction or establishment of landfills near public airports.

Active AAS-300 2006-01-26
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
150/5210-22 Airport Certification Manual (ACM)

Provides methods for meeting the certification requirements specified in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139, Certification of Airports.

Active AAS-300 2004-04-26
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
150/5210-18A 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
150/5200-31C Airport Emergency Plan (Consolidated AC includes Change 2)

Provides guidance to the airport operator in the development and implementation of an Airport Emergency Plan (AEP).

Active AAS-300 2009-06-19
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
150/5210-13C Airport Water Rescue Plans and Equipment

Provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for water rescue operations.

Active AAS-300 2010-09-29
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
150/5200-38 Protocol for the Conduct and Review of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits, Wildlife Hazard Assessments, and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans

For certificated airports, this Advisory Circular (AC) defines the minimum acceptable standards for the conduct and preparation of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits (Site Visit), Wildlife Hazard Assessments (Assessments) and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (Plans).

Active AAS-300 2018-08-20
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
150/5200-32B Reporting Wildlife Aircraft Strikes

This AC explains the importance of reporting collisions between aircraft and wildlife, more commonly referred to as wildlife strikes.

Active AAS-300 2013-05-31
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
150/5210-17C Programs for Training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Personnel

This AC provides information on courses and reference materials for training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) personnel.

Active AAS-300 2015-06-12
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
150/5200-33C Hazardous Wildlife Attractants on or near Airports

This AC provides guidance on certain land uses that have the potential to attract hazardous wildlife on or near public-use airports.

Active AAS-300 2020-02-21
150/5000-15B Announcement of Availability of Airport-Related Research and Development Products

This AC explains how to obtain the latest airport-related research and development (R&D) products funded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Airports Organization, particularly the FAA’s Airport Technology Research and Development Branch, the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF), and the Airfield Asphalt Pavement Technology Program (AAPTP).

Active AAS-100 2013-07-23
150/5210-20A Ground Vehicle Operations to include Taxiing or Towing an Aircraft on Airports

This AC and its appendices provide guidance to airport operators about developing training programs for safe ground vehicle operations, personnel taxiing or towing an aircraft, and pedestrian control on the movement and safety areas of an airport.

Active AAS-300 2015-09-01
150/5200-30D 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.

Active AAS-300 2020-10-29
150/5210-25A Performance Specification for Airport Vehicle Runway Incursion Warning Systems (RIWS)

This AC provides a performance specification for an airport vehicle runway incursion warning system (RIWS).

Active AAS-100 2019-12-19
150/5200-36B Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports

This AC describes the qualifications for wildlife biologists who conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHA) for airports, and it addresses the minimum wildlife hazard management curriculum for the initial and recurrent training of airport personnel who implement Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (WHMPs).

Active AAS-300 2019-01-24
150/5200-18D Airport Safety Self-Inspection

This AC provides information to airport operators on airport self-inspection programs and identifies the items included in these programs.

Active AAS-300 2022-09-27
150/5210-7E 150/5210-7E, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Communications

This AC provides guidance to assist airport operators in preparing for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) communications.

Active AAS-300 2024-03-26
150/5210-14C Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Equipment, Tools and Personal Protective Equipment

This AC contains references to the minimum standards for the selection and performance of aircraft rescue and firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and powered rescue tools.

Active AAS-300 2024-02-23