The installations are a part of a program from the Norwegian CAA, AVINOR, where the intention is to increase visibility under low visibility conditions, i.e. snow and heavy rain. Pilots will now experience a substantial improved viewing cue on their descent towards the runway and more easily identify the aiming zone. When snow covers the runway centre line markings, the fully flush lights visualize the runway centre line and aiming zone markings, making the pilots job more comfortable thus also increasing passengers safety. Avinor plans to cover all regional airports in Norway with this system, and Advanced Light AS is proud to be a leader in the field with their programme of fully flush inset lights.
All photos by Knut-Arild Berg, Avinor