LED and tungsten halogen lighting solutions for taxiway systems
Inset LED taxiway centreline lighting - FX Range
Inset taxiway centreline lighting - ZA Range Tungsten Halogen and LED variants
LED inset taxiway centreline lighting - IR Range
Inset stopbar and Intermediate holding position lighting - FX Range
Inset stopbar and Intermediate holding position lighting - ZA Range
Inset stopbar and Intermediate holding position lighting - IR Range
Elevated Stopbar Lighting - FX range
Runway Guard Light
TAXIWAY CENTRE LINE AND EDGE LIGHTING
Airports that operate in low visibility conditions usually have green or in some cases cyan, taxiway centreline lights on main taxiway routes. Where taxiway centreline lighting is provided, blue taxiway edge lighting can also be provided as complementary guidance on sections of taxiway that are assessed as potentially difficult to negotiate for instance, curves.
Airports that operate at night time but not in low visibility may have either green centerline or blue edge lighting or a combination of the two at the discretion of the airport operator.
TAXIWAY LEAD-ON / LEAD-OFF LIGHTING
Green taxiway centreline lighting may also be installed on a runway prior to a designated taxiway exit to provided lead-off guidance. Lead-on guidance from runway holding points onto the runway centerline may also be provided. If installed it should only be illuminated only if clearance to enter that runway from that position is permitted. The lights used on the lead-on and lead-off circuits are alternately coloured green and yellow which indicates to the pilot that the aircraft is in the ILS sensitive area, if it is installed. It should be noted that aircraft and vehicles should not stop in such areas without obtaining explicit ATC approval.
TAXIWAY STOP BAR LIGHTING
Stop bar lighting is usually provided at airports that operate in LVP conditions. They consist of a row of lights, at right angles to the taxiway centreline, and are spaced evenly across the width of the taxiway showing red, when lit, towards an approaching aircraft or vehicle. When the lights are positioned prior to all taxiway/runway intersections. Where a Stop Bar is located on or close to a bend in a taxiway, additional elevated stopbar lights may be installed so as to improve awareness of the Stop Bar location.
Intermediate holding position
These can be provided at airports when there are there are intersecting taxiways without any Taxiway Guidance System. Consisting of a row of at least 3 steady yellow lights placed symmetrically across the taxiway centreline. They indicate that aircraft should give way to crossing traffic unless a specific clearance has been given by ATC. The lighting is also referred to as Taxiway Intersection Lights
TAXIWAY LIGHTING FAQS
What Taxiway edge lighting?
Taxiway edge lighting is provided to denote the limits of aprons, parking areas, hard standings, servicing areas and other designated paved areas where centreline lighting is not provided. Edge lighting may also be used to enhance centreline lighting thus enhancing the visual cues available to the pilot where difficult curves need to be negotiated.
What are taxiway lights for?
Taxiway lighting is used to indicate either the edge or centre of the useful taxiway width to guide pilots safely between hangars or parking areas and the runway.
What do taxiway centre line lights indicate?
Taxiway centre line lights are used to provide guidance on taxiways and aprons and indicate the centre of a taxiway system that is in use. These are generally coloured green unless in an ILS area when they can also be yellow.