ALS_systems - Copyright Antonio Trani Frangibility Issues...

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Copyright – Antonio Trani 1 Dr. Antonio A. Trani Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia 2008
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Copyright – Antonio Trani Purpose Provide guidance in the transition from instrument to visual conditions Very important to many airports to provide reliable service to them Various types of system shave been developed over the past 60 years 2
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Copyright – Antonio Trani Types of Systems and Deployment 3
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Copyright – Antonio Trani ALSF-1 and ALSF-2 Systems 4 ALSF-1 ALSF-2 S OURCE : D EPARTMENT OF D EFENSE , U NIFIED F ACILITIES C RITERIA : V ISUAL A IR N AVIGATION F ACILITIES D OCUMENT UFC-3-535-01
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Copyright – Antonio Trani MALSR System 5 S OURCE : D EPARTMENT OF D EFENSE , U NIFIED F ACILITIES C RITERIA : V ISUAL A IR N AVIGATION F ACILITIES D OCUMENT UFC-3-535-01
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Copyright – Antonio Trani FAA Guidance (AC 5300-13 App. 16) 6
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Copyright – Antonio Trani Deployment of MALSR Systems 7 633 airports (823 systems)
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Unformatted text preview: Copyright Antonio Trani Frangibility Issues Ideally, ALS system mounts should be frangible Several types of mounts: Aluminum Fiberglass (tubes) Hybrid mounts (Frangible + Non-frangible) 8 Copyright Antonio Trani Why Do We Need Frangibility? Accidents occur (420 overruns and undershots in 30 years) 110 accidents hit ALS lights Air Europa aircraft accident 9 Copyright Antonio Trani Approach Lights Mounted on Fiberglass Tubular Poles 10 Copyright Antonio Trani Approach Lights Mounted on Aluminum Lattice Support Structures 11 Copyright Antonio Trani Approach Lights Mounted on Hybrid Supports (Frangible and Non-Frangible) 12 Copyright Antonio Trani Approach Lights Mounted on Hybrid Supports (Frangible Fiberglass Tubular Poles and Non-Frangible Wooden Pier Structure) 13...
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