16 June 2021
Reflective Runway Markers Solution to Enable 24/7 Operations at Airport
Reflective Runway Markers. Aviation Renewables designed and supplied a reflective marking solution using the Models 324 & 336 for a private airport in Canada. The airport needed a specially designed reflective sheath in order to extend the life of the existing markers and new reflective runway markers to enable 24/7 operations.
Reflective Runway Marking Solution
The existing markers used HDPE bases that were still in good condition. The bases were anchored to the ground, so it made sense to keep the anchoring in place and replace the reflective panel alone. Aviation Renewables provided new reflective sheaths that comply with L853 standards. The reflective sheeting on the aluminum sheath is micro-prismatic conspicuity material that complies with ASTM D4956. It provides superior visibility and conspicuity to oncoming aircraft which results in improved safety. The aluminum sheaths will not corrode, allowing rugged outdoor use and we anticipate them having a service life of 15 years. Conspicuity-grade material like this is typically 6 or 7 times more reflective than a comparable color in an engineering-grade reflective tape since prism technology is used instead of glass beads, which greatly increases the visible range of the runway markers.
Aviation Renewables provided assistance during the execution of the project to ensure all reflective runway markers were installed properly along with maintenance instruction provided to airport personnel. Achieving met the customer’s expectations for safety, compliance, cost savings and long term capability for 24/7 operations.
Project Report PDF
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