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Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) Lights

ICAO, FAA and STANAG Compliant APAPI/PAPI Lights

Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and Abbreviated PAPI (APAPI) lights provide pilots with a safe and accurate glide slope on final approach to the runway. A PAPI aviation light system uses a row of light housing assemblies (LHAs) placed perpendicular to the airport’s runway approach path. Pilots can easily determine if their approach is too high, too low or correctly on-slope through combinations of red and white lights. Flash PAPI/APAPI lights are available in 3 basic models with multiple configuration options to meet ICAO, FAA and STANAG requirements.

 

Applications

  • Permanent runways
  • Temporary runways
  • Emergency runways
  • Military & NVG operations

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Easy Installation

PAPI lights work equally well in permanent or temporary locations. Permanent mounting is easy with standard frangible mounting. Temporary deployment is fast with retractable legs and a lightweight, compact form factor.

 

Advanced Optics

Flash’s PAPI system and the abbreviated PAPI (APAPI) use patented, LED-based optics to achieve the lowest power consumption, highest intensity and sharpest white/red transition. They exceed ICAO, FAA and STANAG requirements to provide a clear approach path to the aviator.

 

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

 

Controllable

The optional wireless control provides on-demand operation from over 2.5 miles (4 km) away. There is also 3- and 5-step, wired control and local control available.

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    Optical
    High-power LEDs with proper heat management ensure consistent photometrics for life of product
    NVG-compatible infrared (IR) LEDs
    FAA L-880/881 & E-3007 (2 & 4 LHA) compliant
    ICAO Annex 14 PAPI (2 & 4 LHA) & APAPI (2 LHA) compliant
    STANAG 3316 PAPI (2 & 4 LHA) & APAPI (2 LHA) compliant
    UFC 3-535-01 (4 LHA) compliant
    Ultra-low, 55W / LHA power consumption make solar possible
    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
    Control Options
    Non-wireless: AC input of 3 and 5-step current; local control
    Wireless: 2.5 miles (4 km) control range with optional Handheld Controller; local control
    Construction
    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
    Temperature
    -31 to 131 °F (-35 to 55 °C ) ambient
    Wind Loading
    100 mph (161 kph)
    Ingress
    NEMA 4 & EN 60529 IP 55

     

    Configuration

    ModelSizeMountingOutputPowerControl
    PAPI
    Abbreviated 2 LHA
    Standard 2 LHA
    Standard 4 LHA
    Permanent
    Portable
    Visible
    Visible/IR
    Solar kit
    Generator kit
    Battery kit
    AC
    Non-wireless
    Wireless
    Wired, style B

    Datasheet

    PAPI datasheet

     

    Current Manual

    PAPI Permanent Mount Manual Rev F
    PAPI Portable Mount Manual Rev D
    PAPI Infrared Operation Rev A
    PAPI Tilt Switch Guide Rev B
    Manuals for older product revisions can be found in the Knowledge Base.