In order to improve safety and operational efficiency at PAF Base Asghar Khan Academy, Risalpur, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, RMB Enterprises upgraded the Airfield Lightning System Installation and Integration project in 2018.
This agreement was made for the acquisition of an imported Airfield Lighting System from ADB Safegate, including the local scope of equipment for power source and backup in the substation. In 2022, this project was successfully finished.
The upgrade involved the provision of the Airfield lighting system CAT 2, based upon a topographical survey and complete layout drawings for the site, and the installation and commissioning of the procured equipment in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The installation was backed up with continuous technical support. Additionally, ATC tower and substation connections were made using ALCMs (Air Field Light Controls and Monitoring Systems) in order to ensure that the remote control airfield lighting systems were linked. Furthermore, functional checks, test runs, and night operation monitoring were conducted for one full week. The fully operational system was finally turned over to the ATC.
Conclusively, the advancements in the Airfield lighting at the aviation training facility improved and enhanced operational efficiency and safety. This upgraded pilot training runway also played a vital role in offering a controlled and safe environment for the trainees to gain practical experience and proficiency in various flight maneuvers.