CHA’s Electrical Technical Leader, John Wujek, PE will give a snapshot of the Illuminating Engineering Society – Aviation Lighting Committee’s new recommend practice, IES-RP-37, on March 30th at the 2017 NEC AAAE Airport Conference. His presentation, "IES-RP-37 Outdoor Lighting for Airport Environment: A New Recommended Practice for the Aviation Community" will cover key concepts—such as aircraft stands and apron areas, roadways, vehicular parking facilities, passenger loading and unloading areas, and pedestrian walkways—while emphasizing the restrictions, regulations, and best practices for providing illumination to these areas. He will also demonstrate how important it is for pilots to visually detect approach and runway lighting on the airfield, without glare or direct or indirect light, and he will provide design solutions to control outdoor lighting.
Since 1929, the Illuminating Engineering Society -Aviation Lighting Committee (IES-ALC) has fostered the exchange of information among aviation lighting manufacturers, designers, installers and airport end users for the aviation community. In 1987, the IES published recommended practices RP-14 and RP-17 specifically covering Airport Service Area Lighting and Airport Road Automobile and Parking Area Lighting. At the end of 2000, the IES-ALC combined and updated these two publications into one recommended practice, IES-RP-37. This IES RP provides guidance to provide an adequate and safe lighted environment for aircraft servicing and apron areas, roadways, vehicular parking facilities, passenger loading and unloading as well as pedestrian walkways.