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Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Codes

Airport/Runway Data



United States ARFF

[14 CFR 139.315]

  1. For the purpose of Index determination, air carrier aircraft lengths are grouped as follows:
    1. Index A includes aircraft less than 90 feet in length.
    2. Index B includes aircraft at least 90 feet but less than 126 feet in length.
    3. Index C includes aircraft at least 126 feet but less than 159 feet in length.
    4. Index D includes aircraft at least 159 feet but less than 200 feet in length.
    5. Index E includes aircraft at least 200 feet in length.


[ICAO Annex 14, Table 9-1]


Book Notes

Portions of this page can be found in the book International Operations Flight Manual, Part VIII, Chapter 2.


14 CFR 139, Title 14: Aeronautics and Space, Certification of Airports

ICAO Annex 14 - Aerodromes - Vol I - Aerodrome Design and Operations, International Standards and Recommended Practices, Annex 14 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Vol I, 6th edition July 2013

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