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Federal Aviation
Administration
Airport Inspection &
Maintenance at General
Aviation Airports
Airport Compliance
Airports Conference
Mahendra Raghubeer, Compliance Program Mgr


March 3, 2010
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Administration
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December 2009
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Overview
Federal Obligations
Inspection & Maintenance Program
New Airport Compliance Manual
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Federal Obligations
 Sources of obligations include:
– Acceptance of Federal grant funds
– Instruments of approved property transfers
 Impose federal maintenance obligations
 Advisory Circulars

Sponsors accepting Federal grants agree to
preserve and maintain facility in safe and
serviceable condition and comply with certain
conditions and assurances


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39 AIP Grant Assurances
 Duration depends on
– Type of recipient
– Useful life of facility being developed
– Special conditions stipulated in the grant offer
Note: the sponsor cannot discontinue maintenance of its
facilities until the FAA formally relieves you of the federal
maintenance obligations.

 What facilities should the airport sponsor maintain?
– All airport facilities shown on the Airport Layout Plan (ALP)
dedicated to aviation use.

Federal Obligations
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Satisfactory Compliance is achieved with Grant
Assurance #19, Operation and Maintenance when the
sponsor:
 Maintain the airport facilities in a safe and serviceable
condition.
 Adopts and implement an effective self-inspection
and maintenance program.
 Make available:
– Equipment
– Personnel
– Funds
– Other resources



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Procedure
– Create a self-inspection & maintenance
program – 150/5200-18C
– Conduct scheduled and periodic inspection
– Special inspection
– Carefully check each element
– Potential problem areas are identified
– Corrective measures are recommended
– Corrective actions expeditiously
implemented



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Recordkeeping
Document all inspections and maintenance performed
– Findings
– Locations of findings
– Probable cause
– Remedial actions
– Results of follow up inspection and maintenance
– Potential problem areas
– Materials and equipment used

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– Pavement
– Airfield Lighting, Signage & Marking
– Approach protection
– Inclement weather condition
– Wildlife Hazards
– Windsock
– Adequate access control
– Airport Drainage
– Notification


Areas that should be
Inspected & Maintained
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Pavement Maintenance
– Requirement – Pavement preventive maintenance program
required by Assurance 11.
– Guidance – AC 150/5380-6B, Guidelines and Procedures for
Maintenance of Airport Pavements.
General
– Note: Pavement failures maybe directly attributed to
inadequate maintenance.
– Maintenance program could prevent disastrous failure and
progressive deterioration.
– Avoid postponement of minor repairs.
– High Priority – aircraft movement area.
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Pavement Maintenance
(1) Pavement edges shall not exceed a certain height.

(2) Pavement shall have no hole.

(3) Pavement must be free of cracks and surface variations that
could impair directional control of air carrier aircraft, including any
pavement crack or surface deterioration that produces loose
aggregate.

(4) Mud, dirt, sand, loose aggregate, debris, foreign objects, rubber
deposits, and other contaminants shall be removed promptly and as
completely as practicable.

(5) Chemicals used to clean any pavement area shall be removed as
soon as possible.

(6) Pavement shall be sufficiently drained to prevent ponding that
obscures markings or impairs safe aircraft operations.
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Pavement Maintenance
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Airfield Lighting, Signage & Marking
During the inspection of the movement area, self inspection personnel
should be on the lookout for improperly maintained, non-standard and
potentially confusing marking, lighting or signs.
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Airfield Lighting, Signage & Marking
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Approach protection
The airport sponsor must protect terminal airspace, and
prevent growth or establishment of obstructions in the aerial
approaches to the airport.

Obstruction must be cleared,
removed, lower, relocated,
marked, or lighted

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Inclement weather condition
The Sponsor is responsible for:
– Providing a safe and usable facility.
– Removing snow and ice from pavement.
– Removing berms adjacent to pavement edge.
– Ensuring that no lighting, signs and markings are obscured.
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Inclement weather condition

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Wildlife Hazards – pose a serious public safety problem
Wildlife attractant:
– Poorly drained locations
– Detention/retention ponds
– Roosting habitats on buildings
– Landscaping, Agriculture, Wetlands

FAA Recommends:
– Airports Serving Piston Powered Aircraft
• 5,000’ between AOA and Hazardous wildlife attractant
– Airports Serving Turbine-Powered Aircraft
• 10,000’ between AOA and Hazardous wildlife attractant
– Protection of Approach, Departure, and Circling Airspace
• 5 SM between AOA and Hazardous wildlife attractant



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Wildlife Hazards


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Wildlife Control


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Windsock


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Adequate access control
 TSA – instituted guidelines for GA Airports
– Federally endorsed security enhancements
– Method for determining when and where enhancements may be
appropriate.
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Install Security Fencing


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Adequate access control


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Airport Inspection & Maintenance at General Aviation Airports
March 3, 2010
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Administration
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December 2009
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Airport Drainage – inadequate drainage could result in:
– Pavement Failure
– Electrical Failure
– Aircraft Hydroplaning

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March 3, 2010
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Notification
Publish NOTAM for any conditions that render the airport unsafe:
– Runway closure due to
• Inclement weather condition (snow)
• Special events
• Maintenance
– Out of service
• Navigational equipment
• Mandatory signage
– Unavailable taxiways
– Unavailable services
– Personnel and equipment in RSA


Inspect & Maintain
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December 2009
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New Airport Compliance Manual

FAA Order 5190.6B – September 2009
One-stop shop for compliance guidance,
policy, and source documentation
Establishes policies/procedures for FAA
personnel to carry out responsibilities to
ensure airport compliance
For use by FAA personnel, airport sponsors,
aeronautical users, and other interested
parties
Airport Inspection & Maintenance at General Aviation Airports
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New Airport Compliance Manual
 Incorporates new laws/policies since 1989 (i.e. rates
and charges, airport revenue use, land use
inspections, Part 16)
 Organized
– Grant Assurances topics
– Contains 23 Chapters with 28 Items in Appendices
– Appendix is “e-based” (searchable for on-line
users)
– Includes instructional materials for new employees
 On FAA web site at:
http://www.faa.gov/airports/resources/publications/ord
ers/compliance_5190_6/

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