Airports rely on standard lighting to improve the visibility of obstacles and guide the pilot’s maneuver during the night or in bad weather. Below are examples of lighting that are required in a private airport:
- Runway Edge Lights should be placed on two parallel rows equidistant from the runway’s centerline and go through its entire length.
- Threshold Lights mark the end of the runway. The green light marks the landing threshold for arriving aircraft, while the red light marks the end of the runway for departing aircraft.
- Taxiway Edge Lights that emit blue light define the apron’s or taxiway’s lateral limits.
- The Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) gives visual approach slope information. It helps pilots determine if the aircraft is low or high on the ideal glide path.
- Approach Lighting System helps the pilot transition from instrument flight to visual flight when landing the aircraft.
- Runway End Identifier Lights are made up of two synchronized flashing lights at each side of the airport’s runway threshold.
- Lead-in Lighting System guides airplanes along an approach path where they might be hazardous terrain or obstacles.
Check out Lansing to learn about other airport lighting and equipment you can add to your private airport to improve safety.
We provide you with various airport lighting solutions and devices, including rotating beacons, wind cones, runway closure markers, and solar power supplies. The Obstruction Light L-810, for example, is a perfect warning device for tall structures.
Our products can help you get aerodrome certification from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and FAA. The certification ensures that an airport complies with these agencies’ recommended practices and adheres to international standards.
Post time: Mar-13-2023