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Various lighting aids that may be installed at an airport. Various types of airport lighting include approach light systems, runway lights or runway edge lights, touchdown zone lighting, runway centerline lighting, threshold lighting, runway identifier lights, vertical approach slope indicator lights, runway identifier lights, and boundary lights. An approach light system provides visual guidance to landing aircraft by radiating light beams in a directional pattern, enabling the pilot to align the aircraft with the extended centerline of the runway on his or her final approach for landing. The various categories of approach lights are ALSF-1 (approach lighting system with sequenced flasher lights in the Cat 1 configuration), ALSF-2 (approach lighting system with sequenced flasher lights in the Cat 2 configuration), SSALF (simplified short approach lights with sequenced flasher), MASLF (medium intensity short approach lights with sequenced flasher), and MALSR (medium intensity approach lights with runway lighting system). Runway edge lights, or runway lights, as they are called, indicate the lateral limits of the runway. Touchdown zone lighting indicates the area of touchdown, whereas boundary lights define the perimeter of an airport or a landing area. The functions of other lighting systems are self-explanatory.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 29, 2019-: Global Airport Lighting Market Analysis & Forecast 2019-2025
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Arizona's law dates to 1986; it requires all outdoor light fixtures to be fully or partially shielded, with the exception of emergency, construction and navigational airport lighting. Fixtures not in compliance must be extinguished between the hours of midnight and sunrise by automatic devices.
Essentially, these factors are the following: location of the airport, details of runway (s) (length, width, pavement concrete number and average runway reservation time), features of airport lighting and navigation equipment, dimensions of aprons and taxiways, and last but not least traffic capacity and type of air traffic services as well.
New York (AirGuide - Airline & Travel News) Wed, Jan 29, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that pilots on the Southwest Airlines flight that landed at the wrong airport in Missouri were misled by the airport lighting. Southwest declined to comment.

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