A126.96.36.199.2. Processes and coordinates inquiries and actions for deviations to criteria and
A2.3. Navy and Marine Corps:
A188.8.131.52. Use of Criteria. The criteria in this manual apply to Navy and Marine Corps aviation
facilities located in the United States, its territories, trusts, and possessions. Where a Navy or
Marine Corps aviation facility is a tenant on a civil airport, use these criteria to the extent
practicable; otherwise, FAA criteria apply. Where a Navy or Marine Corps aviation facility is host
to a civilian airport, these criteria will apply. Apply these standards to the extent practical at
overseas locations where the Navy and Marine Corps have vested base rights. While the criteria in
this manual are not intended for use in a theater-of-operations situation, they may be used as a
guideline where prolonged use is anticipated and no other standard has been designated.
A184.108.40.206. Criteria at Existing Facilities. The criteria will be used for planning new aviation
facilities and new airfield pavements at existing aviation facilities (exception: primary surface
width for Class B runway). Existing aviation facilities have been developed using previous
standards which may not conform to the criteria herein. Safety clearances at existing aviation
facilities need not be upgraded solely for the purpose of conforming to this criteria. However, at
existing aviation facilities where few structures have been constructed in accordance with previous
safety clearances, it may be feasible to apply the revised standards herein.
A2.3.2. Approval. Approval from Headquarters NAVFACENGCOM must be obtained prior to
revising safety clearances at existing airfield pavements to conform with new standards herein.
NAVFACENGCOM will coordinate the approval with the Naval Air Systems Command and
CNO/CMC as required.
A2.3.3. Obtaining Waiver. Once safety clearances have been established for an aviation facility, there
may be occasions where it is not feasible to meet the designated standards. In these cases a waiver
must be obtained from the Naval Air Systems Command. The waiver and its relation to the site
approval process is defined in NAVFACINST 11010.44, Shore Facilities Planning Manual.
A2.3.4. Exemptions From Waiver. Certain navigational and operational aids normally are sited in
violation of airspace safety clearances in order to operate effectively. The following aids are within
this group and require no waiver from NAVAIR, provided they are sited in accordance with NAVFAC
Definitive Designs (P-272) and/or the NAVFAC Design Manuals (DM Series):
A220.127.116.11. Approach lighting systems.
A18.104.22.168. Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) systems and Precision Approach Path Indicator
A22.214.171.124. Permanent Optical Lighting System (OLS), portable OLS and Fresnel lens equipment.
A126.96.36.199. Runway distance markers.
A188.8.131.52. Arresting Gear systems including signs.
A184.108.40.206. Taxiway guidance, holding, and orientation signs.
A220.127.116.11. All beacons and obstruction lights.
A18.104.22.168. Arming and de-arming pad.