Airplane Design Group (ADG)


The Airplane Design Group (ADG) is an FAA-defined grouping of aircraft types which has six groups based on wingspan and tail height. These groups are defined in FAA Advisory Circular 150/5300-13. It is sometmes used in place of element 2 of the ICAO Aerodrome Reference Code


The ADG is based on the most restrictive of either the aircraft wingspan or the aircraft tail height. The ADG categories are as follows:

The ADG is part of the FAA's Runway Design Code (RDC) described in AC 150/5300-13 which three aircraft type-related classifications are combined to form the RDC for a particular runway for design purposes

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