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Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) Lights

ICAO, FAA and STANAG Compliant APAPI/PAPI System
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Flash Technology’s LED PAPI lights are the most advanced on the market and has a wide range of configurations:

  • Visible and IR output
  • Portable, permanent and tactical mounting options
  • ICAO / FAA / STANAG Compliant
  • Several power options



  • Permanent and temporary airfields
  • Emergency runways
  • Military & NVG operations


Advanced Optics

The PAPI and Abbreviated PAPI (APAPI) use patented, LED-based optics to achieve the highest intensity and sharpest white/red transition. It exceeds ICAO / FAA / STANAG requirements to provide a clear approach path to the aviator.


Easy Installation

PAPI lights work equally well in permanent and temporary aviation locations. Permanent mounting is easy with standard frangible mounting. Temporary deployment is fast with retractable legs and a lightweight, compact form factor. LED keypad designed for use with gloves. Removable, replaceable antenna.


Power Supply Versatility

The low power consumption of the PAPI light system makes it mate well with several available power supplies:

  • Solar kit
  • Generator kit
  • Battery kit
  • AC only
  • CCR



Control PAPI aviation lights with optional wireless control provides remote operation using either 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz communication. Local control and 3 and 5-step wired control are also available.

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    FAA L-880/881 & E-3007 (2 & 4 LHA)
    ICAO Annex 14 PAPI (2 & 4 LHA) & APAPI (2 LHA)
    STANAG 3316 PAPI (2 & 4 LHA) & APAPI (2 LHA)
    UFC 3-535-01 (4 LHA)


    High-power LEDs with heat management ensure consistent photometrics for life of product
    NVG-compatible infrared (IR) LEDs

    Power Options

    Solar kit: Solar panels and mounting, batteries and enclosures; air transportable container; AC input for backup
    Generator kit: Gas or diesel generator; AC input for backup
    Battery kit: Batteries and enclosures; AC input for backup
    AC only: 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz; 3 and 5-step current

    Power Consumption (+/-5%)

    APAPI: 210 W visible; 120 W IR
    PAPI: 420 W visible; 240 W IR
    Power unit control: 25 W

    Control Options

    Non-wireless: AC input of 3 and 5-step current; local control
    Wireless: 900 MHz FHSS with encryption
    Wireless: 2.4 GHz DSSS with encryption


    Powder-coated aluminum chassis with integrated handles
    Aviation orange standard, yellow and other colors available
    Stainless steel and anodized aluminum hardware
    Integrated digital level
    Optical glass lens


    -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C) ambient


    NEMA 4 & EN 60529 IP 55 (IP 66 available with marine upgrade kit)

    Wingbar Weight

    2-Projector APAPI (2 LU + PCU) 144 lbs (65.5 kg)
    3-Projector APAPI (3 LU + PCU) 189 lbs (85.7 kg)
    2-Projector PAPI (4 LU + PCU) 276 lbs (125.0 kg)
    3-Projector PAPI (6 LU + PCU) 365 lbs (165.4 kg)


    L x W x H

    Single projector supplied in carton

    31.5 x 7.5 x 7” (80 x 19 x 18 cm)

    Single 2-projector base plate

    19 x 20 x 1.5” (48 x 51 x 4 cm)

    Single 3-projector base plate

    25 x 20 x 1.5” (63 x 51 x 4 cm)

    Mounting hardware set for single light unit

    31.5 x 7.5 x 7” (80 x 19 x 18 cm)

    Set of 3 leg tubes for single light unit

    46 x 4 x 1.5” (116 x 10 x 4 cm)

    Power control unit

    16 x 10 x 18” (40 x 25 x 45 cm)

    Mounting hardware set for PCU

    31.5 x 7.5 x 7” (80 x 19 x 18 cm)


    3-Projector Light Unit

    88 lbs (39.9 kg)

    2-Projector Light Unit

    66 lbs (29.8 kg)

    Power Control Unit Weight

    13 lbs (6.0 kg)



    Abbreviated 2 LU (White/Red)
    Abbreviated 2 LU (White/Red/IR)
    Standard 4 LU (White/Red)
    Standard 4 LU (White/Red/IR)






    Solar kit
    Generator kit
    Battery kit


    Wireless (900 MHz)
    Wireless (2.4 GHz)
    Wired, style B