SPECIAL SUPPORT FACILITIES
Air Operations Building
Function. The air operations building houses the administration of
flight operational activities with supporting functions including, but not
limited to, airfield control, flight support, flight planning, flight
scheduling, safety, transient aircraft services, weather station, search and
rescue, and administrative functions.
Location. Locate the air operations building on the edge of the
airfield adjacent to the air traffic control tower and the MTRACON facility
where siting requirements permit. Refer to MIL-HDBK-1021/1, Airfield
Geometric Design and par. 2.2.6.
Architectural and Structural Requirements. See Facility Plate
141-40 (Sheets 1 through 4 of 4). Provide the following:
Service counters at flight clearance and weather briefing areas.
b) Central passage corridors a minimum of 6 feet wide and clear of
c) Hydraulic passenger elevator with removable protective padding
for transporting equipment. Refer to NAVFAC DM-3.09 and par. 188.8.131.52.
Facility and restrooms readily accessible by the physically
administrative areas. Refer to par. 2.3.10.
Emergency Electrical Power. Provide an emergency generator with
automatic starting and switching capability as described in par. 2.5.7.
Provide emergency power to the following:
Loads as required by NFPA-101.
Exterior security lighting.
Electronic equipment designated as mission critical.