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Portable Airfield Lighting

sp-102 solar powered obstruction light

SP-102 solar aviation light is designed to operate in remote areas. It has special ICAO compliant LED optics and in-built VLRA battery providing up to 50 hours of operations. S4GA uses a standard type of battery available everywhere. S4GA LED obstruction lights are compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs): you have the option to choose visible, NVG only or visible+NVG mode.

Solar obstruction lights are used at airports, wind turbines, on buildings, towers, bridges. It is applicable for obstruction and hazard marking, barricade and caution lighting. SP-102 solar obstruction light is a maintenance-free aviation lamp which works in the harsh weather conditions.

Typical Applications

  • Aviation lights for towers
  • Solar LED Aviation obstruction light for Temporary marking
  • Aviation beacon lights
  • Solar Barricade light
  • Aviation lights for buildings
  • Solar Hazard Light
  • Aviation warning light
  • Solar ICAO unserviceable area light
  • Solar Caution Light
  • Solar ICAO portable Low-Intensity Light Type A (10 cd)

Obstruction lights are equipped with 5w solar panels installed on the optimal tilt allowing to generate maximum solar energy thus charging battery faster. 

The body of SP-102 is made of non-corrosive aluminium, LED optics is covered by UV-resistant polycarbonate dome. Optionally, we can supply glass domes.

KEY FEATURES

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Interchangeable optical head
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SP-102 portable helipad lights are ICAO compliant airfield lights designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 airfield light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally.

SP-102 helipad TLOF (Touchdown and Liftoff Area) light is green, omni-directional aviation light compliant with ICAO, Annex 14. It has NVG (Night Vision Goggles) mode which is often required by military customers.

Typical applications

  • Temporary helipads
  • Temporary heliports
  • Touchdown and lift-off Area (TLOF)
  • Temporary helipad landing zone
  • Emergency helipad lighting

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What distinguishes S4GA heliport lights from products of other helipad lighting suppliers is unique LED optics allowing to achieve the highest visibility range in its class – up to 10 km. It is critical for pilots when landing in adverse weather conditions like fog or heavy rain. Moreover, aluminium body and UV-resistant polycarbonate dome protect helipad light from deterioration.

key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Interchangeable optical head
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Helipad TLOF portable lighting

Helipads are often located in hard-to-reach places. Alaska, the Brazilian Amazon or a skyscraper in the middle of a large city – these are just a few examples of places a helipad can be situated at. If a helipad is meant for night operation, it needs to be properly illuminated. In the following article, we will deal with one type of such lighting. Here’s helipad portable TLOF lighting.

Helipad zones

From a birds-eye-view, you will first notice two designated areas – FATO and TLOF. FATO refers to Final Approach and Take-off area. TLOF refers to Touchdown and Liftoff area. Both these areas can be in the shape of a circle, square or rectangle. The TLOF area is placed inside the FATO zone.

Night operation lights

Not each and every helipad is equipped with a full set of lights. But, if a helipad carries out night operation, it must be equipped with basic lights. They include FATO and TLOF lights, wind direction indicator lights, taxiway lights and landing direction indicator lights.

Helipad TLOF portable lights

Portable lighting is easy and quick to install, and it can be installed on various surfaces. When is helipad portable lighting used?

  1. To illuminate temporary helipads,
  2. To illuminate the TLOF area,
  3. To illuminate the landing zone,
  4. To illuminate emergency helipads.

TLOF portable lights optics

Green lights are used for TLOF lighting. They give out an omnidirectional light. LED lights are used because they provide the right light chromaticity and intensity. They are also utterly durable – up to 50 000 hours of work!

TLOF portable lights’ worktime

The worktime of portable lights depends on the light intensity they are working with. They will work for up to 36 hours with the minimum intensity. When it comes to the maximum intensity – 15 hours.

Helipad TLOF portable solar lighting – work modes

Portable solar lights can give out a constant or flashing light. The flash frequency is 30, 60 or 120 flashes per minute. Moreover, one can set a preferred intensity – low, medium or high. The system also provides a from-dusk-to-dawn work mode. These are lights compatible with night vision goggles.

Visibility

The aforementioned LED lightbulbs provide excellent visibility from a far distance – even up to 10 kilometers. It is particularly important when a helicopter is landing in low-visibility conditions (pouring rain, fog).

TLOF lights’ cases

Helipad TLOF portable lights are exposed to various weather conditions – wind, rain, sun, extreme temperatures. That’s why they need to meet some requirements that will allow them to work constantly even in difficult conditions. All in all, it has a tremendous impact on the safety of flight operations. These are the characteristics that helipad TLOF portable lights should have:

  1. Water resistance,
  2. Corrosion resistance,
  3. UV resistance
  4. Extreme-temperatures resistance (even from -40°C to 80°C).

Meeting the requirements and standards

Just like any lights used at helipads, TLOF lighting needs to meet the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) regulations, Annex 14. The lighting used in the European Union must additionally be up to the following standards: EN 61000-4-2:2009, EN 61000-4-3:2007/A2:2011, PN-EN 61000-4-4:2013-05, EN 61000-4-5:2014-10 and EN 61000-4-6: 2014-04.

solar power upgrade for sp-102 Airfield Light

Every SP-102 aviation light can be upgraded* to “solar-powered” version. Solar Powered SP-102 light offers full autonomy. Separately installed powerfull 5W solar panel is 33 degree tilted and also facing one side. This is in order to maximize power generation. Average charging time is only 8 hrs. Which means that during one day SP-102 unit is capable to collect enought energy to continue working for the next 36 hrs.

*Important:
– Upgrade does not include SP-102 lighting unit (shown on the picture)
– Upgrade does not include frangible mounting (shown on the picture)
– Lighting unit should be ordered separately
– Mounting should be ordered obligatory

 

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SP-102 portable helipad lighting is ICAO compliant airfield lighting designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 helipad light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally.

SP-102 helipad FATO light is white, omni-directional aviation light is compliant with ICAO, Annex 14. It has NVG (Night Vision Goggles) mode which is often required by military customers.

Typical applications

  • Temporary helipads
  • Temporary heliports
  • Final approach and take-off area (FATO)
  • Temporary helipad landing zone
  • Emergency helipad lighting

For 100% autonomy have your SP-102 unit equipped with independently installed 5W solar panel.Read more

What distinguishes S4GA heliport lights from products of other helipad lighting suppliers is unique LED optics allowing to achieve the highest visibility range in its class – up to 10 km. It is critical for pilots when landing in adverse weather conditions like fog or heavy rain. Moreover, aluminium body and UV-resistant polycarbonate dome protect helipad light from deterioration.

key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Interchangeable optical head
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Helipad FATO portable lighting

Portable lighting is a suitable solution for helipads located in remote, hard-to-reach places with hindered infrastructure access. If a given helipad carries out night operation, it has to be equipped with some lighting of certain facilities, including the FATO zone. Let’s describe the features of helipad FATO portable lighting.

Zones designated at a helipad

The FATO zone is the largest area marked at a helipad. The abbreviation refers to Final Approach and Takeoff area. The zone is designated with lines which create the shape of a square, rectangle or a circle. In turn, the TLOF area (Touchdown and Liftoff area) is located inside the FATO area and it also can be in the shape of a square, rectangle or a square.

What requirements does helipad portable airport have to meet?

The requirements regarding helipad FATO portable lights are determined by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Additionally, if a given lighting system is used in the European Union, it must fulfill the following standards: EN 61000-4-2:2009, EN 61000-4-3:2007/A2:2011, PN-EN 61000-4-4:2013-05, EN 61000-4-5:2014-10 and EN 61000-4-6: 2014-04.

Helipad lighting during night operations

Helipads that are meant to handle night flight operation must be equipped with proper lights. Even though not each and every helipad is equipped with a complete set of lights, the following facilities must be illuminated during night operations: the TLOF and FATO area, wind direction indicator, landing direction indicator and taxiway.

Where is portable lighting used?

Portable lighting is used wherever the installation of a permanent lighting system is impossible (or unnecessary). It is used for:

  1. Helipad FATO lighting,
  2. Helipad temporary lighting
  3. Landing zone lighting,
  4. Emergency helipad lighting.

Solar portable lighting

As mentioned before, portable lighting is used in places that are hard to reach or lack in infrastructure. In such cases, solar portable lighting is a perfect solution. Charging the battery via a solar panel takes just 8 hours. If needed, the lamps can also be charged with a charging station or by plugging-in to an electric network.

What light is used to mark the FATO zone?

The FATO zone is marked with white, omnidirectional lights. LED lightbulbs are used as they provide not only a long durability (50 000 hours!) but also the right, required by regulations intensity and chromaticity.

How long does a fully-charged lamp work?

The work time of a portable light depends on a set intensity. If a light uses a low intensity, it will work for 36 hours. High-intensity light diminishes the work time to 15 hours.

Helipad portable lighting’s work modes

Helipad portable lighting provides the following work modes:

  • Flashing light (30, 60 or 120 flashes per minute),
  • Constant light,
  • Varied-intensity light (low, medium and high),
  • An automatic from-dusk-to-dawn mode,
  • Night Vision goggles compatibility mode.

Working in low-visibility conditions

If a helicopter operates in low-visibility conditions (e.g. due to a heavy rain or fog), the range of the light visibility is a key factor. The most advanced systems give out a light that is visible from 10 kilometers from the air.

FATO lights’ resistance to weather conditions

As you can easily imagine, helipad portable lights are exposed to a lot of hazardous weather conditions. Therefore, they should be:

  • Water resistant (IP-65 level),
  • Corrosion resistant,
  • UV resistant.

Besides that, resistance to extremely high and low temperatures should also be taken into consideration. The best systems can work at temperatures even from
-40°C to 80°C.

portable obstruction light

SP-102 portable obstruction light is red, omni-directional aviation light compliant with ICAO, Annex 14 for Type A, Low Intensity lighting. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 airfield light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally.

Typical applications

  • Obstruction marking
  • Hazard marking
  • Barricade lighting
  • Caution lighting

For 100% autonomy have your SP-102 unit equipped with independently installed 5W solar panel.Read more

key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • Userreplaceablee battery
  • Interchangeable optical head

 

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SP-102 portable taxiway lights are ICAO compliant airfield lights designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 airfield light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally. 

portable taxiway light operate over 100 hrs

SP-102 taxiway light is blue, omni-directional, elevated light which provides the same light output as any conventional taxiway light. Therefore, it can be used as an alternative for conventional taxiway lighting practically in every type of airport.

Typical applications

  • Temporary taxiway lighting
  • Semi-permanent taxiway lighting
  • Temporary apron lighting
  • Backup airfield lighting (in case of primary system failure)

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key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replacable battery
  • Interchangeable optical head
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Portable Taxiway lighting

Airport taxiway lighting designates a route an aircraft uses after exiting a runway. A taxiway leads to facilities like hangars, aprons or terminals. Its surface is usually made of concrete or tarmac, but some minor airport can have a grassy or gravel taxiway.

Taxiway and runway

Busy airports that require a rapid exit from a runway are equipped with the so-called rapid-exit taxiway or high-speed taxiway. They are predominantly created by prolonging a runway, which gives more breaking space. The speed a plane can go with on a taxiway is from 37 to 56 km/h. Runway lights and taxiway lights differ in terms of color so that a pilot could easily tell them apart and identify what way they are on.

Taxiway Lights

Taxiway lighting consists of edge lights, centerline lights, clearance bar lights, runway guard lights, and stop bar lights. The Taxiway Light colors differ with regard to the place they illuminate and what information they convey to an airplane pilot.

Taxiway edge lights

Edge lighting is a basic element of taxiway lighting. These are blue lights which are place all along the taxiway edges at up to 60-meter intervals.

Taxiway centerline lights

Taxiway centerline is marked by green lights. They are installed at 30-meter intervals, a few centimeters away from the centerline’s center, on the right or left-hand side.

Other taxiway lights

Apart from the basic taxiway lights, such as edge lights or centerline lights, there are also other lights that constitute an additional help for an aircraft pilot. For instance, these are clearance bar lights. They consist of three yellow lights. Moreover, there are also runway guard lights which are installed on both sides of a taxiway; they give out a flashing, yellow light. At an airport taxiway, there are also stop bar lights. These are low-intensity, red lights set out in a line; they give out an omnidirectional light. They are installed at stop points, along a taxiway, on both sides.

Taxiway lamps – how are they installed?

Operating a massive machine on land is sometimes much more of a challenge for a pilot than in the air. That’s why taxiway lamps are installed flat with the surface so as to avoid any potential collision threats.

portable runway threshold light

SP-102 portable lights are ICAO compliant airfield lights designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 aviation light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally. 

SP-102 portable threshold light is red-green, bi-directional LED airfield light compliant with ICAO, Annex 14

Key applications

  • Temporary lighting for non-instrument VFR runways
  • Temporary lighting for non-precision IFR runways
  • Back-up lighting for precision approach IFR runways (in case of primary system failure)
  • Portable displaced threshold lights
  • Stopway Lights
  • Portable and backup threshold lights

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key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replacable battery
  • Interchangeable optical head
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Runway threshold portable solar lights

Runway mobile lights are perfect for all the places where the installation or work of permanent lights is impossible. They are quick and easy to install and allow for carrying out flight operations even in the most remote, hard-to-reach places. Today, we will elaborate on runway threshold portable solar lights.

Regulations ofRunway threshold lights

Runway threshold lights, besides edge lights, are the most important element of runway lighting. Thanks to these lights, a pilot can identify both the beginning and the end of a runway. Just like any other lights, runway threshold lights need to meet the ICAO regulations (International Civil Aviation Organization), Annex 14. Moreover, the systems used in the United States of America need to meet the requirements of the FAA (Federal Aviation Agency). Lighting used at European airports are adjusted to the following standards: EN 61000-4-2:2009, EN 61000-4-3:2007/A2:2011, PN-EN 61000-4-4:2013-05, EN 61000-4-5:2014-10, EN 61000-4-6: 2014-04.

Type and color

Runway threshold lights give out a two-directional light. They are green in the landing spot and red in the place the landing operation should end. The lights play a key role in places where it is difficult to identify the beginning and ending of a runway due to other lights in the surroundings.

Runway threshold solar lights

As it was said at the very beginning, runway portable lights are used in places that lack in infrastructure or are hard to reach. In such cases, runway threshold solar lights are often an optimal solution. They need 8 hours for full charging. After this, they can work for 36 hours!

The use of runway threshold portable solar lights

Where exactly is runway threshold portable solar lighting used?

  1. As a non-instrument temporary lighting,
  2. As non-precision instrument temporary lighting,
  3. To mark a displaced threshold,
  4. As stopway lighting,
  5. As backup lighting.

Threshold lighting’ work time

The threshold portable lights’ work time is dependent on the light intensity it uses. If the lights are set to low intensity, they will work about 25 hours. They will work about 10 hours in the high-intensity mode.

Work modes

The state-of-the-art runway lighting systems provide different work modes:

  • Saving the last mode (the “Last” button)
  • An option to generate 30, 60 or 120 flashes per minute
  • An option to set an automatic from-dusk-to-dawn mode.
  • An option to work in a night vision mode.

Resistance to extreme temperatures

Portable lighting is often used in places with extreme weather conditions. Therefore, the lights should be particularly resistance to extremely low and high temperatures. The best systems provide a standard, failure-free performance in temperatures from -20°C o 50°C. However, a special lighting set can work in temperatures from -40°C to 80°C.

Resistance to other conditions

Runway threshold portable solar lighting used at hard-to-reach airports is not exposed to extreme temperatures only.

Therefore, it needs to be:

  • Water-resistant,
  • UV-resistant,
  • Corrosion-resistant.

Charging options

One of the most important characteristics required from runway lighting is reliability. That’s why, in this case, it is entirely justify to provide three independent power sources. The first one is a solar battery. The second – a charging station. The third – an electric power grid.

Threshold lights monitoring

Threshold portable lights monitoring is carried out remotely. The system is equipped with a multifunctional button, and ALC (Automatic Lights Control) which adjusts the light intensity when the battery level is low. Besides that, the system has an integrated microprocessor, and a system that prevents overcharging and a total battery discharge.

portable runway edge light

SP-102 portable runway lights are ICAO compliant aviation lights designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 airfield light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally. 

typical applications

  • Temporary lighting for non-instrument VFR runways
  • Temporary lighting for non-precision IFR runways
  • Back-up lighting for precision approach IFR runways (in case of primary system failure)
  • Portable and backup lighting

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key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replacable battery
  • Interchangeable optical head
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Runway edge portable lights

We tend to associate airports with grand facilities equipped with plenty of amenities and newest technological solutions. But a lot of airports consists just of a single runway, which sometimes can be gravel of grassy. In such cases, runway edge portable lights are used. Let’s have a closer look at them. First of all, we shall establish when exactly portable lighting is used.

The use of runway edge portable lights

Runway edge portable lights can be used as:

  1. A non-precision approach, non-instrument runway temporary lighting,
  2. Non-instrument runway temporary lighting
  3. Precision approach runway temporary lighting (in case of the main system failure)

Runway edge lighting – compatibility with the regulations

Runway edge lighting, just like any other kind of airport lighting, needs to meet an array of requirements, standards and regulations. Primarily, such lighting must meet the ICAO regulations (International Civil Aviation Organization), Annex 14. Moreover, the compatibility with the FAA regulations (Federal Aviation Agency) is also required. For the members of the European Union, the following standards must be obtained: EN 61000-4-2:2009, EN 61000-4-3:2007/A2:2011, PN-EN 61000-4-4:2013-05, and EN 61000-4-6: 2014-04.

Runway edge portable lighting – characteristics

What characteristics should runway edge portable lighting have?

  • It should allow for civil and military flight operations; also these that require the use of night vision goggles,
  • It should provide an adjustable light intensity,
  • There should be many different work modes,
  • One should be able to easily and quickly installed and removed the lights,
  • Lamp cases are made of stainless aluminum,
  • Lamp cases are water resistant (IP – 65 level),
  • Lamp batteries should be easily exchangeable,
  • The lights include exchangeable optic warheads.

Work modes

As mentioned before, edge portable lighting can work in different modes. First and foremost, one can adjust the intensity level: minimum, medium and maximum. Moreover, the lights can give out 30, 60 or 120 flashes per minute. Finally, an automatic from-dusk-to-down mode can be chosen.

Work time

The work time of a light depends on the light intensity. If the light intensity is minimum, a runway edge portable light will work for 25 hours. If the intensity is set to maximum – 10 hours.

Solar airport lighting

Some lighting types allow for connecting solar panels. The average charging time would be just 8 hours. A fully-charged battery allows a lamp to work for 36 hours.

Extreme temperature resistance

Portable lighting is often exposed to external conditions influences, including temperatures. A standard lighting can work in temperatures from 20°C to 50°C. However, a lamp set that is often called the “Arctic pack” can work in temperatures from -40°C to 80°C.

Runway edge portable lighting’s powering

Runway edge portable lighting can be powered in three different ways. If possible, it is primarily charged with solar panels. If not, a charging station can also be used. Finally, the lights can be powered by the use of an electric power grid.

Control and monitoring

What makes the control and monitoring system of runway edge portable lights different? Let’s see:

  1. It includes a switch on/off button,
  2. It allows for work mode selection and has a function that prevents from accidental turnoff,
  3. It includes an integrated microprocessor,
  4. It allows for automatic lights control (ALC), which will prevent lowering the light intensity when the battery level is low,
  5. It provides an anti-overcharging and anti-discharging protection.

Precision Approach Path Indicator

PAPI lights (precision approach path indicator lights) is a key part of airfield ground lighting system used at airports, aerodromes and airstrips. This is a type of visual aid on a runway that helps pilots to maintain the correct approach and land the airplane safely. It warns pilot about too high or too low approach.

S4GA offers portable and stationary PAPI. Compact robust design and simple construction allow fast and easy deployment of PAPI system on the airfield. S4GA PAPI modular ihn design and features Interchangeable PAPI projectors, facilitating low cost maintenance of the airfield installation. The option of servicing PAPI projectors in the workshop means minimum runway shut-down time. Re-lamping projectors is also a very simple task. The cost of life of the PAPI system is the least expensive on the market.

PAPI slope angle is set quickly and simply using three legs. The front legs of the PAPI level the unit laterally whilst the rear leg provides the elevation adjustment. Corrosive resistant construction using light alloys and stainless steel make S4GA PAPI a robust device. The simple design and optical efficiency make this a first class choice of PAPI for the international aviation world.

Solar-powered PAPI

S4GA Solar PAPI lights requires no electrical grid and are powered by solar energy. S4GA wireless control offers instant activation. Solar powered PAPI requires no CCRs, no transformers, No Cables. Installation of solar PAPI takes not more than one day. No energy consumption means – ZERO electricity cost.

Solar PAPI requires a simple, standalone solar engine. No integration into a complex electrical infrastructure is required. Minimal wiring between the PAPI source reduces or eliminates the need for conduit, cabling or trenching for quick deployment and minimal to no runway down time.

Solar PAPI gives Airport indepedance from electrical grid. PAPI is powered by solar engine resistant to the most rigorous weather conditions – from hot African desert to frosty Antarctica climate. PAPI light system is remotely controlled and can be easily integrated into existing AGL.

papi  /  a-papi

S4GA offers 2 types of PAPI airport lights:

  • PAPI – is a bar of four lights which are usually located on the left side of a runway. It is also possible to install 2 bars on the both sides of the runway
  • A-PAPI is the same as full PAPI but it has two lights instead of four

papi aviation lights key features

  • Azimuth Range: + or – 10 degrees
  • Vertical Adjustment: up to 10 degrees
  • Transmission: 2 minutes of arc
  • Filter Transmission: 25%
  • Meets both ICAO and FAA performance specifications

SoLAR Wind Direction Indicator

Airport Windsock (or Wind Cone, Wind Direction Indicator) is a device which helps pilots to identify the direction and speed of the wind. WDI is a conical tube made of textile and mounted on the stick with appropriate heigh.

Wind Cones are usually installed in the central part of the airfield near a runway. Windsocks can be of different colors preferably white and orange or red. White and orange stripes indicate the strength of the wind. Longer windsock – stronger wind. White and Orange stripes show the speed or strength of the wind.

Windsock should be illuminated if airport provides night flights.

WDI can be of different height and size. It depends on manufacturer specification, length of runway, category of airport. However, it should meet standards provided by ICAO or FAA. According to ICAO Annex 14, the length of airfield windsock should be at least 3.6 m and of 7.4 m heigh.

Solar powered wdi

S4GA offers ICAO and FAA compliant illuminated wind directional indicator  powered by solar panel. Solar WDI can be optionally integrated with ALCMS (Airfield Lighting Control and Monitoring System) which allows airport personnel to remotely control illumination od WDI from the Tower.

S4GA Wind Direction Indicator is easy to install and requires no special devices for assembling and mounting.

ICAO Annex 14 Recommendations for WDI

 HEIGHT:   The wind direction indicator should be in the form of a truncated cone made of fabric and should have a length of not less than 3.6 m and a diameter, at the larger end, of not less than 0.9 m. It should be constructed so that it gives a clear indication of the direction of the surface wind and a general indication of the wind speed.

COLOR:   The colour or colours should be so selected as to make the wind direction indicator clearly visible and understandable from a height of at least 300 m, having regard to background. Where practicable, a single colour, preferably white or orange, should be used. Where a combination of two colours is required to give adequate conspicuity against changing backgrounds, they should preferably be orange and white, red and white, or black and white, and should be arranged in five alternate bands, the first and last bands being the darker colour.

charging station for sp-102 portable airport lights

OCT-102 Charging station can charge up to 6x SP-102 airfield lights simultaneously. Charging station supports both 230V and 110V and is equipped with Type E electrical plug.

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protective casing for sp-102 portable airfield lights

Casing accommodates up to 6x SP-102 aviation lights. Shock-absorbent foam offers reliable protection in case of transportation and storage.

 

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