Facility Class 1: Operational and Training Facilities,
Category Group 13: Air Navigation and Traffic Aids Building
Item and Allowance
A configuration of lighting fixtures which defines the lateral limits of aircraft
movement along a taxiway. The configuration normally consists of a line of blue
lights paralleling each side of the taxiway, plus yellow entrance and exit lights.
Taxiing routes between rotary-wing landing pads and apron areas (hoverlanes) have
lights consisting of a single row of semi-flush blue lights illuminating the centerline.
The ends of the centerlines may also be marked with red limit lights.
Lighting is authorized for all taxiways and taxiways used as hoverlanes required to
be used at night or during periods of poor visibility except access taxiways to
compass calibration pads and weapon systems calibration pads. The exterior limits
of all apron taxilanes will be lighted appropriately. The light intensity will be such
as to provide adequate taxiing guidance for all meteorological conditions under
which the system is to be used. Brightness control and entrance-exit signs may be
provided when specifically authorized by Department of the Army.
Holding Apron Lighting
A configuration of blue lights that illuminate the outer edges of a holding apron.
Where programmed separately, the scope of holding apron lighting will be the
actual length of the outer edges of each holding apron, including pavement fillets.
See Item 13620 for taxiway lighting.
Aircraft Lighting Equipment Vault
A single vault, not to exceed 44.5 gross m2 [480 gross ft2] will be provided for
fixed-wing runway or separate heliport lighting equipment. A combination vault,
not to exceed 70 gross m2 [750 gross ft2], will be provided where both fixed-wing
runway and heliport lighting is provided. The area may be increased when a
standby generator for the airfield lighting system is authorized.