San Diego Int'l Switches to LED Runway Status Lights
Despite the best efforts of air traffic controllers, pilots and ground support staff, runway incursions can still occur. One of the FAA's frontline strategies to help further reduce incursions - Runway Status Lights (RWSL) - took another step forward in November, when the system at San Diego International Airport (SAN) was updated with LEDs.
For SAN, the change to more energy-efficient fixtures dramatically reduces operating costs and maintenance requirements. For the FAA, it marks an important refinement in the pilot program that placed prototype systems at four major airports throughout the country: Dallas/Fort Worth International, Los Angeles International, Boston Logan International and SAN...[more]