HOW RETROREFLECTIVE EDGE MARKERS WORKED IN NEW YORK

This article describes the experience of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with retroreflective markers. An ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) post marker with suitable retroreflective bands which stand 24 inches high was chosen because it provided good flexibility and high resistance to low temperature brittleness. A retroreflective material in which an inherent enclosed microprism structure serves as the reflective medium was found to conform and bond without problems. The taxiway edge markers completely eliminate pilot confusion. Prototype edge markers were first installed at La Guardia Airport in October 1972 and later at Kennedy International. Overall response to reflecterized markers have been positive.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55403
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00179878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Services Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM