Astronics

PAPI


PAPI (AC Spec)

The AC Spec PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) is a visual guidance lighting system that provides positive visual indication of an aircraft's position relative to the optimal glide slope during final approach to the runway.

Data Sheet (.pdf)

Product Information

Intertek 57x80
L-880 and L-881
FAA AC 150/5345-28 (current edition)
ETL Certified
ICAO Annex 14

Application

The PAPI is a visual aid that provides guidance information to help a pilot acquire and maintain the correct approach (in the vertical plane) to an airport. It is generally located beside the runway approximately 300 meters (1000 feet) beyond the landing threshold of the runway. The PAPI System consists of a three-lamp Light Housing Assembly (LHA) as the main component. Additional components include a Power and Control Unit, Series Circuit Lamp, shorting device with integral tilt switch, and an Aiming Instrument Set.

Features

  • Low Power Consumption - The PAPI is low power consumption energy efficient system. Each Lamp Housing Assembly draws a nominal 300w.
  • Physical Size - The size and weight of the PAPI Lamp Housings is up to 30% less than other systems.
  • Tool-Less Maintenance - Most routine service components can be maintained without the use of hand tools.
  • Universal Mounting - The Lamp Housing Assembly can be mounted on wide range of 3-leg mounting patterns. Standard mounting is on a 22” across the front and 16” front to back. Four additional mounting configurations are available for retrofit on most 3-leg PAPI existing mounts.

PAPI (E Spec)

The E Spec PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) is a visual guidance lighting system that provides positive visual indication of an aircraft's position relative to the optimal glide slope during final approach to the runway.

Data Sheet (.pdf)


Product Information

FAA Type Number - FA 24000
FAA-E-2756
Classification Type L-880
Style L1
Class II
 

Application

The PAPI is a visual aid that provides guidance information to help a pilot acquire and maintain the correct approach (in the vertical plane) to an airport. It is generally located beside the runway approximately 300 meters (1000 feet) beyond the landing threshold of the runway. The PAPI system consists of the following primary components: four Lamp Housing Assemblies (LHAs), a Power and Control Assembly (PCA), an Aiming Instrument Set (AIS), and four Leg Assembly Kits (one kit for each LHA).

Features

  • 6.6A, 200W Quartz halogen lamps rated for over 1,000 hours on high intensity setting.
  • Operates in day or night mode and automatically switches intensity levels depending on the ambient light conditions.
  • The Lamp Housing Assembly (LHA) includes a tilt switch system which turns off the lamps when the optical pattern is lowered or raised for more than 10 seconds with respect to the preset aiming angle.
  • Stable three-leg adjustable mounting legs for aiming the LHAs.
  • Supports optional Air-to-Ground receiver/controller.
  • Easily accessible cabinets for maintenance and repair. A pad lock can also be added.