TERPS Airport Obstruction Standards Committee (AOSC) AC 150/5300-13 Change 9 and 10 Airport and Aeronautical Surveys Presentation to:Penn State Airports Conference, Hershey, PA. Name:Timothy Roe Date: 03/01/2006
Overview • Introduction (Obligatory Joke) • AOSC Overview • TERPS Change 9 and 10 to AC 150/5300-13 • Airport and Aeronautical Surveys • Questions
Airport Obstructions Standards Committee (AOSC) • Chartered May 2003 • The AOSC works across all FAA lines of business to transform outdated, inconsistent obstruction standards, and practices to future policy that optimally balancesoperational safety, effectiveness, and economic benefit
AOSC Steering Group • Reports to Deputy Administrator, ADA-1 • AOSC Steering Group Membership • Ruth Leverenz, ARC-1 • Kate Lang, ARP-1 (Acting) • Russ Chew, ATO-1 • Nick Sabatini, AVS-1
AOSC Web Site - http://www.aosc.faa.gov/ Airports Rep Robert Bonanni (AAS-100) ATO Rep. Jesse Gaines (Terminal Safety and Operations Support)
AOSC Decision Documents • DD01 - POFA and Runway Separation, dated 12/18/03 • DD02 - 40:1 Departure Surface, dated 9/13/04 • DD03 - Atlanta End-Around Taxiway (Departure Only), dated 7/12/04 • DD04 - Runway/Parallel Taxiway Separation Standards , dated 3/21/05 • DD05 - Airport Traffic Control Tower Interim Siting Guidance, dated 6/08/05 • DD06 - DFW End-Around Taxiway(Departure Only), dated 6/08/05
Current AOSC Efforts • End-Around Taxiways • National Standards • Departure Case • Arrival Case? • Updating Safety Assessment Toolset • Airport Surveying-GIS Program • NLA – TERPS Requirements Document • 62.5:1 One Engine Inoperable (OEI) guidance
POFA was renamed POFZ and included in Chg 8 to AC 150/5300-13 sent out September 30th, 2004. Same surface different name • New POFZ marking/signage standards became effective December 2004. (Standard ILS Signs) • FAA issued guidance for controllers to ensure POFZ is clear when weather is below 250 feet and ¾ mile and an aircraft is within 2 nautical miles final. • POFZ is required no later than January 2007 Decision Document 01POFA and Runway Separation
Decision Document #02 40:1 Departure Surface • Decision document #02 committed the Agency to… • Establish a consistent 40:1 OCS standard • Provide departure obstacle information to aircraft operators for all 40:1 penetrations • Revise both the internal coordination procedures and the policy criteria governing the circularization process in the OE/AAA program.
Change 9 to AC 150/5300-13 • Added a New Departure Surface : • Consistent with TERPS and FAR guidance • Added to Appendix 2 • Applicable to all instrument runways with departure procedures • Added a New One Engine In-Operable(OEI) Survey Surface: • Applicable at all runway ends used for air carrier departures • Surface to be included in the ALP and made available to all air carriers at the airport • Does not take effect until January 1,2008
AC 150/5300-13 Change 10 • ARP will include 40:1 OCS clarification in change 10 of AC 150/5300-13 Departure Surfaces For Designated Runways • The applicability of the surface table A2-1 is dependant on the designation of primary runway(s) for departure. The Airport Sponsor through ARP to the RAPT, will identify runway end(s) intended primarily for instrument departures. The determination of primary runway(s) for departure does not prohibit or negate the use of other runways . It only identifies the applicability of the A2-1 surface to the runway end(s).
Action Plan • ARP: • Develop guidance consistent with this decision • ATO: • Work with airports to develop operational guidance using existing infrastructure (e.g., outer taxiways) • AVS: • Provide guidance to supercede TIL 02-005A and emphasize that draft TIL 03-040 has been withdrawn • Provide guidance to National Flight Procedures Group exempting the application of the above guidance during the bi-annual review process for existing procedures • Update and refine the Safety Assessment Toolset • Review standards based on updated toolset
Decision Document 04 Runway to Parallel Taxiway Separation • In support of Agency’s commitment to ensure safe precision approach and landing operations, policy clarification is needed, and the Airports Design A/C, TERPS and other guidance must be consistent (i.e., taxiing, parked and holding aircraft are obstacles)
Construction of New Runways/Parallel Taxiways • All CAT I operations • 400 ft separation(500 ft for Group VI) • CAT II/III Operations • Groups I-IV aircraft - 400 ft separation • Group V aircraft - 500 ft separation* • Group VI aircraft - 550 ft separation* *if Airport elects to proceed with construction
Existing Infrastructure • The Agency will work with airports to develop operational guidance where compliance can be achieved utilizing existing infrastructure without significant impact on airport efficiency. • Note that Airport improvement projects where a Draft Environmental Impact Statement was issued prior to approval of AOSC DD01 on December 18, 2003 will be treated as existing infrastructure.
Airport Surveying-GIS Program Overview FAA Survey Initiative • LPV (WAAS) • Questions
Airport Surveying – GIS Program Purpose • Reduce the FAA’s use of NGS for field surveys and Transition the Survey to Private Contractors • Allow surveys conducted by commercial enterprises/surveyors to use Federal Grants as well as other State & Local Aviation Resources. • Standardize the Survey Process in a Cost-Effective and Expedited Manner • Increase the Number of Surveys Conducted Annually • Provide data for a standard GIS database capable of producing Digital ALPs and OC Drawings.
Airport Surveying-GIS Program Objectives • Create a Standardized Process for Conducting Aeronautical Surveys – Advisory Circulars • Create an Airport Geographic Information (GIS) System Website and Database • Develop Technical Guidance, Instructions and Templates on contracting out and/or conducting Aeronautical Surveys for Airport Sponsors • Develop Tools for Airports and Surveyors to Capture and Provide Survey Data in Digital Form (ADCAT Program) • Consolidate all FAA Airport Data Requirements into a New Standard for Airport Layout Data to support FAA and Industry
Aeronautical Surveys 3rd Party Survey Airport Sponsor Request ADCAT AIP Grant Data Logger Checks and Formats Data Data Not Acceptable E-NASR GIS Database Data Acceptable NGS Validation AVN NACO
LPV Implementation • FAA Program Goals • 150 approaches to be implemented in FY-05, 300 approaches in FY 06, FY-07, FY-08 • WAAS Office funds most surveys in FY-05, FY-06 • ARP Survey Program transitions in FY-07 to fund surveys through third parties. • Selection of R/W Ends • Led by ATO and ARP • Input from Airport Sponsors, and user groups
FY 07 and Beyond • Runway ends surveyed by airport/contractor or NGS • Survey completed with Federal, state, and local funds at eligible airports • Selection of R/W Ends • Led by ARP and ATO • Airport sponsor-driven process • Input from WAAS Office, AVN, and AOPA
FY 07 LPV Implementation • Criteria Used • Established by ARP with input from WAAS Office • Requests from airport sponsor • Guidance in Appendix 16 of AC 150/5300-13 • Shown on ALP • Availability of FY 06/07 funding to implement • Environmental issues addressed • Non-NPIAS airports not considered • Submitted to RAPT (Regional Airspace and Procedures Team), including Airports Division
New Process: FY07 & Beyond Note: State grants, PFC, and local funding are also possible WAAS Program Goals Airport Planning Process Survey This is the eALP Project Schedule Conduct AIP Grant Request Survey Survey Award Grant Obstruction Airports GIS Application Chart Data NGS Approach Data AVN Procedure Validation National Geodetic Survey Aviation Systems Standards -Processes controlled by FAA -Processes controlled by NGS -Processes controlled by the Airport
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