A Bright Idea

Research shows that changing the color pattern of taxiway centerline lead-on lights heightens runway location awareness. This article examines a project designed to evaluate laboratory simulation studies and field demonstration that tested the effectiveness of taxiway centerline lighting scheme color pattern. The research found: in a simulation study, more than 90% of the participating pilots thought the proposed modification should be implemented; in a field demonstration more than 70% of the surveyed pilots thought the modification should be implemented; not all pilots fully understand airport surface lighting; additional training about airport surface lighting is suggested to all pilots; no operational problems were found; and, the modification of taxiway lead-on lights did not impact aircraft taxi speed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 62-66
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2005 3:53PM