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Apron Lighting Singapore – Ensure Safety, Security, and Efficient Operations

Apron Lighting Singapore – Apron is another area of an airport where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, or boarded. The apron is not open to the general public. People need a license to gain access. The use of the apron is covered by regulations, such as lighting on vehicles.

The apron is designated by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). This area controlled by the apron management service (apron control or apron advisory). They provide coordination between all the users. Every people, vehicles, and aircrafts who using the apron are referred to as apron traffic.

The good Apron Lighting ensure safetyness, security, and efficient airport operations. It increasing visibility for this critical area. Here the example of benefit having a clear and bright Apron Lighting :

  • Enabling airport security to observe employee and passenger activity
  • Clear identification who is personnel on or near the aircraft stands
  • Early detection of possibilities unauthorized persons
  • Ensure the effective operation of CCTV cameras.

Here we give you recommendation when designing or modifying lighting in apron area.

  1. Easy placed to the light. So you can reach them without using special equipment. If the access to the light is difficult, it may be more economical to change lamps on a group replacement basis.
  2. Night time illumination levels should be a minimum 20 foot-candles (215 lux) adjacent to the terminal and a minimum of 2 foot-candles (-22 lux) at the tail of aircraft.
  3. All lighting is placed at a level that is adequately adjusted and shielded to prevent interference with air traffic control and aircraft operations. Without reducing necessary illumination of critical areas.
  4. To minimize direct and indirect glare, mounting heights for floodlights should be at least two times the maximum eye level of the cockpit of aircraft regularly using the airport.
  5. Light sources most suitable for identifying routine servicing and surface markings are incandescent halogen and high pressure gas discharge lamps.