USING A CRANE NEAR THE LEBANON AIRPORT
The Federal Aviation Administration requires a permit for ANY crane work within a 3-mile radius of any airport. The distance may be increased if the work is in the direct line of a runway – considered to be within the “glide path” of aircraft during takeoff or landing. The glide path is defined as a 1 foot per 100 feet slope beginning at the closest point of any runway. Work may be allowed if the max. height of the crane is below the glide path after compensations for topographical elevations are calculated.
You must file with the FAA at least 45 days prior to construction if:
- any construction or alteration that exceeds an imaginary surface extending outward and upward at any of the following slopes:
- 100 to 1 for a horizontal distance of 20,000 ft. from the nearest point of the nearest runway of each airport described in 14 CFR 77.9(d) with its longest runway more than 3,200 ft. in actual length, excluding heliports
- 50 to 1 for a horizontal distance of 10,000 ft. from the nearest point of the nearest runway of each airport described in 14 CFR 77.9(d) with its longest runway no more than 3,200 ft. in actual length, excluding heliports
- 25 to 1 for a horizontal distance of 5,000 ft. from the nearest point of the nearest landing and takeoff area of each heliport described in 14 CFR 77.9(d);
- OR any highway, railroad, waterway or other traverse way for mobile objects, of a height which, if adjusted upward as defined in 14 CFR 77.9(c) would exceed a standard of 14 CFR 77.9 (a) or (b);
- OR your structure will emit frequencies, and does not meet the conditions of the FAA Co-location Policy;
- OR your proposed structure will be in proximity to a navigation facility and may impact the assurance of navigation signal reception;
- OR any construction or alteration exceeding 200 feet above ground level, regardless of location;
- OR any construction or alteration located on an airport described in 14 CFR 77.9(d);
- OR filing has been requested by the FAA.
If you require additional information regarding the filing requirements for your structure, please identify and contact the appropriate FAA representative using the Air Traffic Areas of Responsibility map for Off Airport construction, or contact the FAA Airports Region / District Office for On Airport construction.
The FAA hosts a web-based tool to assist contractors in determining if a hazard exists and if an FAA Permit is required at: https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/portal.jsp
The consequences of not having an FAA permit are:
1) the Jobsite will be shut down and
2) a substantial fine.