Engineering & Planning – FAA Airports GIS Program Update

Airport Consultants Council


Thursday, July 16, 2015
11:36 a.m. - 11:36 a.m. EDT

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·         Airport Advisory Circular 150/5300-18B General Guidance and Specifications for Submission of Aeronautical Surveys to NGS

·         FAA Airports GIS Program - Modification of Standards Tool

·         FAA Airports GIS Program - 20:1 Tool

The Airports Surveying Geographic Information System (Airports GIS) is helping the FAA collect airport and aeronautical data to meet the demands of the Next Generation National Airspace System or Nextgen program.  The FAA is continuing to update the standards for airports GIS as well as build out the functionality of the system to not only assist FAA but the airport and it’s consultants as well.  Two tools within Airports GIS have been developed over the last year and will be put to use this year; the first tool will better assist airports when they have to submit a request on a non-standard project or program. The second tool will help the airport review one of their critical approach surfaces.  As background, the approach surfaces are a number of imaginary surfaces that are in place to prevent buildings and other obstructions from being built.  Each surface was designed to protect for a different situation and therefore has different standards.  



Douglas Sander

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Sander has over 19 years of airport planning, design and construction experience, all at Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. He is a registered Professional Engineer in several states and has served as the Project Manager and lead designer and planner on many of the firm's projects. Prior to joining ... Read More