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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : mco|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 10000
flight time type : 4000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
Specific area on airport, runway 18L. Situation: this runway is being totally rebuilt. A project that will probably last more than 1 yr. All txwys that cross this runway have been closed. To the best of my knowledge the FAA and the FAA's southern region say that these txwys should be marked using a barricade 12 inches high by 12 inches wide, spanning the taxiway, and that this barricade should be orange and white, light at night. The barricades being used in orlando are not in accordance with this. The ones being used appear to be made from round pvc pipe that has been cut in half, lengthwise, which allows them to use half/round pipe painted orange and white. The problem: this is not standard. If 12 inch diameter pipe is used, when it is split, it is only 6 inches high -- not 12 inches high. If an aircraft inadvertently taxied into a 12 inch by 12 inch barrier, it would probably stop the aircraft. In this situation the aircraft will probably taxi over it. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: orl airport district office specialist said the airport management had said the barriers met FAA standards but they had not been inspected. Specialist said he would investigate. Specialist called back and said that the barriers did meet FAA requirements.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ARPT TXWY BARRIERS ALLEGEDLY DO NOT MEET FAA STANDARD.
Narrative: SPECIFIC AREA ON ARPT, RWY 18L. SIT: THIS RWY IS BEING TOTALLY REBUILT. A PROJECT THAT WILL PROBABLY LAST MORE THAN 1 YR. ALL TXWYS THAT CROSS THIS RWY HAVE BEEN CLOSED. TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE THE FAA AND THE FAA'S SOUTHERN REGION SAY THAT THESE TXWYS SHOULD BE MARKED USING A BARRICADE 12 INCHES HIGH BY 12 INCHES WIDE, SPANNING THE TXWY, AND THAT THIS BARRICADE SHOULD BE ORANGE AND WHITE, LIGHT AT NIGHT. THE BARRICADES BEING USED IN ORLANDO ARE NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS. THE ONES BEING USED APPEAR TO BE MADE FROM ROUND PVC PIPE THAT HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF, LENGTHWISE, WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO USE HALF/ROUND PIPE PAINTED ORANGE AND WHITE. THE PROB: THIS IS NOT STANDARD. IF 12 INCH DIAMETER PIPE IS USED, WHEN IT IS SPLIT, IT IS ONLY 6 INCHES HIGH -- NOT 12 INCHES HIGH. IF AN ACFT INADVERTENTLY TAXIED INTO A 12 INCH BY 12 INCH BARRIER, IT WOULD PROBABLY STOP THE ACFT. IN THIS SIT THE ACFT WILL PROBABLY TAXI OVER IT. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: ORL ARPT DISTRICT OFFICE SPECIALIST SAID THE ARPT MGMNT HAD SAID THE BARRIERS MET FAA STANDARDS BUT THEY HAD NOT BEEN INSPECTED. SPECIALIST SAID HE WOULD INVESTIGATE. SPECIALIST CALLED BACK AND SAID THAT THE BARRIERS DID MEET FAA REQUIREMENTS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.