WESTERN Highlands’ Kagamuga Airport in Mt Hagen is the first of 11 airports that is operating the latest technology in airfield ground lighting, according to the National Airports Corporation (NAC).
NAC managing director and chief executive officer Rex Kiponge said the new system was installed recently at Kagamuga Airport under phase one of the Civil Aviation Development Investment Programme (Cadip) funded by the Government and supported by the Asian Development Bank.
The new airfield ground led lighting system is compliant with International Civil Aviation Organisation requirements and standards, and includes:
- RUNWAY edge lights – white/white and white/orange;
- TURNING pad lights – blue;
- THRESHOLD lights – green;
- TAXIWAY lights – blue;
- HOLDING Point lights – orange;
- PRECISION Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) lights;
- MAG lights – mandatory airfield guidance lights;
- POWER supply and controls;
- Aeronautical Ground Lighting controls and switching;
“The benefits of this new system include energy efficiency and cost savings due to low electricity consumption, low maintenance costs and replacement of lights,” Kiponge said.