May 10, 2023

New LED technology to our High Intensity Approach Lighting (HIAL) system

We have recently finished installing new LED technology to our High Intensity Approach Lighting (HIAL) system. The HIAL lights are situated on yellow masts arranged in formation prior to the runway and work in conjunction with the planes’ on-board Instrument Landing System (ILS) to help guide pilots on approach in low visibility weather.

This project has involved the replacement of the old incandescent lighting system with more energy efficient LED technology. This change will result in a 60% decrease in energy consumption and a reduction of two tonnes of CO2 annually. The LED lights are significantly more reliable than the incandescent system with outages extremely rare, allowing it to operate without interruption.

Thank you to the Tasmanian Aero Club who managed to get this amazing shot of the lights in action recently. We are so proud that our new HIAL system not only helps with maintaining our first-class safety standards but also significantly decreases our carbon footprint.

Australia Pacific Airports (Launceston) acknowledges the First Nations people and Traditional Owners of Tasmania including the Land that Launceston Airport operates on. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other First Nations People.