Design Consideration (NEW): Additional factors to take into account during airport design that may influence application of a standard or recommended practice.
Standard (NEW): A physical characteristic, quality, configuration, function, operation or procedure established by the FAA as a benchmark for uniformity, safety, capacity, performance, economy and environmental quality. The FAA standards serve a prominent role in fulfilling the FAA’s statutory responsibilities summarized in paragraph.
Recommended Practice (NEW): Supplemental measures and guidelines the FAA recognizes as being beneficial towards enhancing safety, capacity or efficiency. Recommended practices imply discretionary application to address a site specific condition.
Requirement (NEW): A condition or action that establishes an obligation to conform. Mandatory language such as “must”, “shall”, “required” or “requirements” used in Draft AC
150/5300-13B describe obligations that originate in either federal statutes or regulations. The AC does not establish or modify any requirements.