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FAA announces new minimum standards for retro-reflectivity of markings

The FAA recently released Advisory Circular No: 150/5370-10H made a significant change to the reflectivity requirements in Item P-620 Runway and Taxiway Markings. Is your airport in compliance?

 Minimum reflectivity standards at installation have been part of P-620 since the release of AC No: 150/5370-10G in July of 2014. However, the latest Advisory Circular now provides guidance and minimum standards for reflectivity for remarking. Regardless of bead type, minimum standards for remarking have been incorporated into the specification, along with installation values as illustrated below.

Minimum Retro-Reflectance Values

Material

Retro-reflectance mcd/m2/lux

 

White

Yellow

Red

Initial Type I

300

175

35

Initial Type III

600

300

35

Initial Thermoplastic

225

100

35

All materials, remark when less than

100

75

10




 

With emphasis now put on markings, your next FAA could be right around the corner. Are you prepared? Do your markings meet the new FAA minimum retro-reflectivity standards as outlined in the revised FAA P-620 specification? Through and airfield assessment, Hi-Lite is can give you the data you need to address any critical safety issues and be in compliance for your next inspection.


Learn more by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 315.646.8020 Ext. 225

 

16 Jan, 19