Published date: 9 August 2016


This Advisory Circular (AC) describes an acceptable means of compliance with Civil Aviation Rule Part 139 relating to aerodrome design requirements.


This material is intended for—

It is also recommended for any other aerodromes used by aeroplanes conducting air transport operations under Parts 125 and 135.

Related rules

This advisory circular relates to Part 139 - specifically rule 139.51.

Change notice

Revision 5 incorporates changes to this advisory circular in alignment with the current requirement of rule 139.51; updates the definition section; and makes minor editorial edits.