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RECENT WORKS - RAF Lossiemouth


The re-opening of RAF Lossiemouth, following the revamp of the station runways, has been achieved on schedule. Both runways have been resurfaced in order to accommodate the new aircraft types that are to be stationed at the airbase. Based on inhouse expertise, knowledge of AGL installation works, and project capabilities, atg airports were contracted to complete the replacement of the all the AGL lighting circuits, upgrade of the electrical infrastructure within the substations, and modifications to the airfield lighting control system. For a full insight to the scope and implementation to our works follow the link to the project case study.
Case Study



FX Focus - FX850A

Runway centreline lighting is normally only installed for CAT II/III operations or where take-offs are intended to take place in RVR conditions below 400m. The lighting circuit is colour coded and will extend the full length of the runway.  The Centreline fixtures may be uni‑directional or 



bi-directional and are spaced nominally 30m apart for CAT II operations and 15m for CAT III or where take offs are to take place in RVR below 400m. Viewed from the approach direction they show White light up to 900m from the runway end, For the next 600m they show alternating red and white light, and the final 300m all Red lights. Within the complete FX range of fixtures, the runway centreline application uses the FX850A(L). This is a low profile, 4mm protrusion above the graded surface, utilising the latest electronics and LED’s to achieve ICAO and FAA requirements.  
When designing a runway center line circuit, the system should be arranged over two interleaved circuits. Care must be taken in the planning of these circuits in order to ensure that the colour coding of the final 900m is retained in the event of one circuit failure. Recommendations are given in ICAO Aerodrome Design Manual Part 5 ‘Electrical Services’ for the circuiting of centreline systems in order to maintain the colour coding when this occurs.

Further information on the FX850A can be obtained at the product data sheet 





Touchdown in November 1994

This month we turn the clocks back 26 years to when Graham Shaw joined our engineering team. 
Graham’s career began as an apprentice with the department of environment (PSA). Here he worked on varied equipment, including, generators and airfield lighting, all at military airbases and government buildings.


He joined ATG Airports in a very similar position and is our SeniorMCSEngineer. Graham has worked at every RAF airbase, and is currently in the middle of a significant project at RAF Lossiemouth with phase one already complete, and phase two progressing well. Graham enjoys the variation in his job, and has been working with the MCS since its initial conception days, continually developing the system while offering support to the users, as far away as RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands.
In the year when Graham started:

  • The UK number one album title was Cross Road by Bon Jovi
  • Blackburn Rovers ended their 81 year wait and won the Premier League
  • Jo Salter became Britain’s first female fast jet pilot, and was stationed at RAF Lossiemouth

The year 1994 also saw atg airports securing one of it’s first contracts at Manchester Airport – ‘The East Link Project’ while the engineering team were busy designing and installing the AGL control systems for London Stansted, and in Lithuania




AGL ready? 

With winter fast approaching, checks on snow and ice clearing equipment are probably at the forefront of your maintenance regimes. However, take a moment to consider what do you need to support your AGL system. Replacement fixtures, spares, additional items; let us know, call direct, complete the enquiry form, or email us. We are here to help.

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atg airports is a leading global manufacturer and turnkey installation projects company for Airfield Lighting Solutions. We are a key component in maintaining the safe and efficient airside operations at civil and military airports and airfields around the world.


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