Validation projects

Runway Status Lights

Release: 2015

Reference: -

Location: Paris


This is a fully automated Runway Status Light system, based on Advanced Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS surveillance) that can be used at airports to increase safety by preventing runway incursions and associated operational procedures.

Description of the exercises

A series of live trials in Paris CDG will seek to identify requirements for Runway Status Lights (Runway Entrance Lights and Take-off Hold Lights) and to validate operational procedures for tower controllers, supervisor, vehicle drivers and flight crews. The trials are expected to show how the lights can increase runway usage awareness and reduce the number of critical runway incursions, thereby enhancing safety.

Expected benefits

  • Enhanced runway safety
  • Increased situational awareness