This IES Recommended Practice (RP) has been prepared as a guide for the application of fixed outdoor lighting in and around the airport environment with respect to the airport’s special requirements. These requirements include (but are not limited to):
- Height restrictions (such as obstructions affecting navigable airspace) as defined by the governing civil aviation authorities
- The ability to distinguish color of light for visual Cues
- Light trespass that may interfere with visibility of Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) controllers or pilots
The purpose of this recommended practice is:
- Airside – Provide for adequately lighted areas where parked aircraft are safely serviced; aircraft crew and passengers safely board and deplane, and where cargo operations are conducted;
- Landside – Provide for adequately lighted access roads and parking areas for safety and security of pedestrians and vehicles;v
- Adjacent Development – Provide guidance for lighting in the vicinity of the airport (including areas outside the airport property line), while also taking into account the special needs of the airport environment, such as height restrictions and potential light interference with air traffic controller and/or pilot vision.
The scope of outdoor lighting in the airport environment includes aircraft stands and apron areas, roadways, vehicular parking facilities, passenger loading, and unloading areas as well as pedestrian walkways.
Softcover or Secure PDF: 73 pages
Publisher: Illuminating Engineering Society (2015)
SKU: IES RP-37-15
Dimensions: 8½” x 11″