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.
- Permanent runways
- Temporary runways
- Emergency runways
- Military & NVG operations
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.
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
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.