Since modern-day airports are designed for round-the-clock operation, they need innovative landing aids, guidance and airport landing light solutions to enable safe operations day and night, in any weather condition.

An Instrument landing system (ILS) is the most common form of radio navigational aid used by pilots when approaching a runway in low visibility conditions. Visual landing aids such as approach light systems (ALS) and runway markings at airports facilitate the transition from instrument flight to visual flight for landing.

Discover top suppliers of airport landing aids, guidance and lighting solutions

Airport Technology has listed established manufacturers and suppliers of landing aids, guidance and lighting systems for airports. The list includes suppliers of navigational aids, airfield ground lighting, airport light signals, obstruction lights, secondary connector kits for cables and wires, airfield guidance signs, and signage lighting.

The information available in the download document is useful for airport owners, procurement officers, airport managers, pilots, air traffic controllers, aviation communication specialists, technicians and other individuals involved in the acquisition, operation and maintenance of airport landing aids, guidance and safety  solutions.

The download contains detailed information on the manufacturers and suppliers, as well as their portfolio and contact details to help with purchasing decisions.

Related Buyer’s Guides which cover an extensive range of airport solutions, manufacturers and equipment, can also be found here.

Landing aids, guidance and lighting for airports

Landing aids, guidance and lighting products and solutions used at airports include:

  • Airfield ground lighting, gate docking and air traffic control solutions
  • Airfield lighting products, and approach and navigational lighting aids
  • Warning and signalling systems
  • Lighting tower and equipment commissioning
  • Airport lighting transformers, cables, and connectors
  • Lowerable floodlighting and surveillance systems for airport aprons
  • Reflective glass beads for runways and taxiways
  • Retroreflective systems for airfield markings
  • Taxiway guidance signs, including airside and landside signage

Choosing navigational aids and lighting solutions for airports

Equipping landing aids, guidance and lighting systems with sophisticated computer vision algorithms and automated lighting controls help to ensure uninterrupted airport operations.

Compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), CAP 168 regulations and other relevant international standards is vital during the selection of radio navigational and visual aids for airports.