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Airfield Lighting Case Studies

Trusted by civilian and military airfields around the world, Flash Technology airfield lights have marked approach paths, runways, taxiways, helipads and more since 1970. Our airport lighting and airfield lighting products meet or exceed FAA and ICAO recommendations and exceed industry standards for durability and reliability.

FTS 8021 airport approach lighting system at RAF Lakenheath

RAF Lakenheath – Brandon, Suffolk, UK

Home to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath is the largest base operated by the USAF in the UK. The station employs an FTS 8021, a 21-light voltage-driven airfield lighting system, with an FTC 183 ALS controller.

A704-VL helipad lights mark the perimeter of an temporary emergency helipad in Albuquerque, New Mexico

COVID-19 Helipad Lights – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Organizations across Albuquerque combined efforts to better serve patients statewide during the coronavirus pandemic. They created a temporary emergency helipad using solar A704 helipad lights and A650 obstruction lights!

A runway at King Khalid International Airport

King Khalid International Airport – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

When KKIA needed to upgrade their runway end identifier lighting system, they found Flash's FTS 8xx voltage-driven unidirectional light. The light complies with FAA and ICAO lighting requirements operates at a lower voltage and is compatible with air-to-ground radio controllers and remote systems.

Cairo International Airport uses FTS 800 airport approach lighting systems

Cairo International Airport – Cairo, Egypt

In 1963 Cairo International Airport was inaugurated, replacing Heliopolis as the primary airport in the region. Today it is the second busiest airport in Africa, serving more than 11 million passengers annually. The FTS 8021 unidirectional airport approach lighting system aids pilots in acquiring the

An A704 compact solar airport light installed at Parma Municipal Airport

Parma Municipal Airport – Idaho

In early 2018, the City of Parma installed Flash Technology solar runway lights and runway threshold lights at Parma Municipal Airport. Part of a larger airport viability upgrade, the lights expand the airport’s nighttime capabilities, allowing take-offs and landings all day and night.

A stealth bomber flies over airport approach lights at Whiteman AFB

Whiteman Air Force Base – Knob Noster, Missouri

A joint-service base with US Air Force, Army and Navy units, Whiteman AFB is located about 2 miles south of Knob Noster, Missouri. Whiteman can launch combat sorties directly from Missouri to any part of the globe. Whiteman AFB employs the FTS 800 voltage driven

The Bonriki International Airport in the Republic of Kiribati employs A650 taxiway edge lights

Bonriki International Airport – Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati

Sitting about 9 feet above sea level on a coral atoll, Bonriki Airport contains one runway. Trenching would have been difficult or impossible with the hard-coral ground. The government of Kiribati outfitted the site with solar107 solar runway lights and 41 solar taxiway lights, allowing

Bagram Air Force Base Afghanistan airport lighting

Bagram Airfield – Afghanistan

The largest US military base in Afghanistan. Bagram Airfield’s original runway is a 10,000-foot long dual runway capable of handling any size military aircraft. A second 11,500-foot runway was completed in 2006. The US military marks the runways of Bagram AFB with FTS 830 current-driven

Singapore Air Force deploys military airfield lighting solutions

Republic of Singapore Air Force Exercise Torrent 2016

To ensure military capability under all conditions, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) converts a 2.5-km section of Lim Chu Kang Road in Singapore into an active runway. This capability was last demonstrated in 2016 during Operation Torrent. A total of 12 fighter jets (F-15s and F-16s) took off and

An A704 solar runway light installed at a Bahamas airport

Family Islands Airports – The Bahamas

16 remote airports throughout The Bahamas required lighting in order to cost-effectively improve nighttime airfield safety. With solar lighting, they didn’t need electrical infrastructure or technical expertise. Flash Technology's field-proven and reliable solar airfield lighting was easy to install without any disruption to airfield operations.

The British Royal Air Force employs FTS 800 series runway approach lights at RAF Mildenhall

RAF Mildenhall – Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

RAF Mildenhall has hosted units from the USAF Air Combat Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Mobility Command and US Air Forces in Europe, as well as United States Navy units. The base employs FTS 800 L-849 unidirectional airport lighting to keep airspace safe.

10 airports in Nigeria employ solar airfield lighting to mark their runways

Nigerian Airports Choose Solar Airfield Lighting

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is dedicated to being a world-class provider of safe, secure and efficient services for the carriage of passengers and goods across Nigeria. Lighting runways to allow for nighttime use is a key component of FAAN’s stated goal and

More than 600 solar airport lights provide poor weather, evening and nighttime guidance at Truckee Tahoe Airport

Truckee Tahoe Airport – Truckee, California

As part of a safety improvement program at this general aviation facility, Truckee Tahoe Airport first installed solar-powered taxiway lights in 2003. After a thorough analysis, solar enabled them to save over $272,000 versus a cabled, AC-powered system!

United States Air Force uses FTS 830 approach lighting system at Kadena Air Base Okinawa, Japan

Kadena Air Base – Okinawa, Japan

Kadena Air Base is home to the United States Air Force’s largest combat wing—the 18th Wing—and associated units. Kadena helps pilots acquire the runway with Flash's FTS 830 current-driven airport lighting.