Discuss on airport lighting
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Airport Lighting :-

  • Airport lighting systems provide a standardized layout of positional lights and colors for pilots to reference both in the air and on ground.

  • Airport lighting helps the pilot locate and define the runway and airport environment.

  • Airport lighting is not continuous at airports with minimal traffic in order to save money when not in use.

  • Runway edge lights, in-pavement lights, and sequence flashing lights may also have intensity controls which may be varied to meet the pilots request.

  • Airport lighting may be either continuous or variable, depending on traffic/use.

  • In addition to surface airport lighting, lighting systems for the purpose of obstacle identification and avoidance is provided where necessary.

  • Busier airports may have more advanced systems such as the runway status light system whereby lighting colors and behavior are responsive to real-time traffic activity.

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