What type of approach light can I use?
Luminaires for high intensity approach lighting systems may be inset or elevated, depending on their position in the system. High intensity inset luminaires are used where the approach system is partially installed in the paved area
Are approach lights frangible ?
Elevated approach lights and their supporting structures shall be frangible. Where the height of a supporting structure exceeds 12m, the frangibility requirement shall apply to the top 12m only, and where a supporting structure is surrounded by non-frangible objects, only that part of the structure that extends above the surrounding objects shall be frangible
What is a simple approach lighting system?
A simple approach lighting system consists of a row of lights on the extended centre line of the runway extending, whenever possible, over a distance of not less than 420 m from the threshold with a row of lights forming a crossbar 18m or 30m in length at a distance of 300m from the threshold.
What is a Precision approach category II and III lighting system?
This type of approach lighting system usually consists of a row of lights on the extended centre line of the runway, extending, wherever possible, over a distance of 900 m from the runway threshold.
Why do we need an approach system?
The complete Approach Lighting system is made up of several parts, each designed to meet one or more lighting objectives. When combined, the system makes it easy for pilots to visually identify the runway environment and correctly align the aircraft with the runway.
An effective Approach Lighting system will significantly enhance the safety of aircraft operations, particularly during periods of poor visibility. The extent to which a particular airport is equipped will depend upon its licensing category and the need to continue operations during periods of poor visibility.