Complies with:

  • ICAO Annex 14 Vol. 1 5.3.2, (with circling guidance),
  • FAA AC150/5345-46D-L860, L860E, L861
  • FAA AC150/5345-50B-L863 Series
  • FAA AC150/5345-49C
  • FAA AC150/5345-51A L849 Style


The Civilian LED Airfield Lighting Kit (CALKIT) is a purpose-designed, battery-powered runway LED lighting system specifically designed for airports, airfields or heliports use. Designed, tested and fielded to FAA, ICAO and NATO international standards for portable, primary or emergency runway and helipad lighting operations, the CALKIT is suitable for use with both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

The CALKIT is the most installed, versatile and proven, battery powered LED runway lighting system for civil, defense and humanitarian aid operations. The road going trailer stores, charges and transports all required lighting for runways up to 3000 meters or heliports of multiple helipads. The CALKIT is designed to be rapidly deployed in emergency situations, and is easily transported when intended for use at more than one location. When operating at FAA non-precision MIRLs (medium intensity runway lighting system) intensities (125cd), the LED runway edge and LED threshold lights provide 40 hours of light output (280 hours* at ICAO 50cd) before charging is necessary. Recharging of the LED airfield or helipad light is achieved in 8 hours or less ensuring operational readiness on consecutive nights for weeks, months or years on end. As the most fielded portable LED airfield lighting and heliport lighting system in the world with more than 50 years of global installations operating on all major continents, industries most demanding customers continue to rely on the CALKIT LED portable airfield and heliport lighting system as their emergency, temporary and sustaining aviation lighting system for year round, reliable, safe airport operations.


  • Portable Runway Lighting
  • Emergency Runway Lighting
  • Portable Airfield Lighting
  • Humanitarian Aid Missions
  • Remote airstrips where mains powered lighting or electricity is not available
  • Airfield lighting on alternate runways or emergency landing areas
  • Supplement the main electrical lighting system during equipment or power failure
  • Primary airfield lighting system where risk of theft exists for installed equipment
  • To mark temporary taxiway and manoeuvring areas by day and night
  • To show the limits of obstructions and areas under repair by day and by night
  • As the main airfield or heliport lighting system where risk of theft exists


Compliance ICAO Annex 14 Vol. 1 5.3.2, (with circling guidance),
FAA AC150/5345-46D-L860, L860E, L861
FAA AC150/5345-50B-L863 Series
FAA AC150/5345-49C
FAA AC150/5345-51A L849 Style
Configuration Portable LED Airfield Lighting System
Mounting Options Frangible-coupling mount with base plates
Operation Profiles Portable, Temporary, Emergency and Sustaining
Trailer Color Aviation Yellow / Green or Custom
Chassis Stainless Steel
Number of Doors Double Doors/td>
Total Length / Cabin Length 3847mm / 2720mm
Width 1607mm
Height (doors closed) 1226mm
Weight 1500kg
Capacity 66 lights (COREL LED, REIL LED & RTEL LED) and extra storage for additional lights, cables and accessories etc.
Light LED Visible and optional Infrared
Output 125cd omni-directional output (white colour)
Duration Capacity 40hrs – 125cd (white colour)
LED Life Expectancy Up to 60,000 hours
Light Battery 2 x 12V CC (7 Ah) sealed battery approved for air transport
Charging System Quick charging capability via 110 / 240 VAC Plug In
Drop in charge system (no need for cables and connections)
Recharge Capacity Up 95% capacity achieved in 8 hours
Weather Protection Ice, snow and rain / Lights are IP67
Humidity 0% to 100%
Warranty 1 year

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