GROUN D mounted signals, designed to control the movement of taxiing aircraft, are among the many safety measures adopted for Signals Controlling Taxiing the new Falklands Airport. Such equipment, manufactured by Forest City ' of Altrincham, Cheshire, is also in daily use on Aircraft at New Falklands civil and military airports throughout the world. Airport The company's Airfield Taxi Way Signal CAP168 comprises two lamp units housed in a die-cast aluminium casing, which is polyester coated for weather and corrosion resistance. To accommodate various results from a previous signals has been highlighted in the specifications, the low level unit arrangement. past by disasters at Tenerife and may be fitted with continuous or Madrid. Forest City supplies civil and flashing lamps, three different bulb intensities and red, amber, green, military airports in this country and blue, clear or printed lenses. overseas, with quantities of Forest City Ltd between 1 and 50 units. The 50 Park Road, Anchored to concrete, the signal dangers of aircraft taxiing without Timperley, Altrincham, can be vertically adjusted over 12°, the control facilitated by such ChehsireWA14 5QX thanks to an integral pivot arrangment. The whole assembly is said to be virtually maintenance- free and an integral relay, which indicates lamp failure, is available. The unit was recently re designed to reduce overall height from 289mm to 270mm, a not inconsiderable feat since the lens diameter itself is 214mm (8ins). Forest City's signal complies with CAA regulations and is approved by the MoD and PSA. Earlier this year, the company again secured a three-year contract from the Crown Suppliers to supply Airfield Taxi Way Signals to Royal Naval and RAF airports. The Falklands Airport installation AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING - August 1985 17
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 1, 1985
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