How to install Solar LED Airfield Lighting System
Aviation Renewables Awarded Design, Installation, Training and Commissioning for Solar LED Airfield Lighting Systems in Asia.
Aviation Renewables was tasked with the design, installation, training and commisioning of an Solar LED Airfield Lighting System at a private civil airport in Lao PDR. The system features a Solar Series LED PAPI and LED runway edge, and threshold lighting. Aviation Renewables traveled to the site for the first phase, and had the system installed and operational in 3 days for the self-contained approach system to increase the safety of all approaches. As part of a longer term capital investment, the second phase consisted of LED runway lighting to enable safe night landings.
As part of their safety and continuous improvement initiatives they wanted a PAPI system to provide pilots with a safe glideslope over the steep terrain surrounding the airport. In order to enable MEDEVAC landings and takeoffs, the airport invested in LED runway lighting from Aviation Renewables.
SOLUTION – Solar LED Airfield
The First Phase of the project features Solar Series LED Precision Approach Path Indicators powered by MAPPS power systems. The Solar Series PAPI is the most efficient LED PAPI on the market that meets both ICAO and FAA photometrics.
The PAPI is powered by a frangible Solar Series MAPPS solar power system, resulting in a completely off – grid, fully controllable 4 box LED PAPI system. To accomplish this, the Solar Series L864 obstruction lights were used, once again powered by the Solar Series MAPPS solar power system. An integrated photocell ensures reliable, dusk to dawn service for years.
Aviation Renewables worked with onsite staff to design and supply the LED runway lighting system. The complete LED airfield lighting system is compliant to ICAO standards and recommendations. The LED lighting uses a Pilot Activated Airport Lighting ( PALC ) control system, so the pilots can illuminate the runway from the air using their VHF radio.
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