Capital City Airport Medium-Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights

Capital City Airport

Due to the failing infrastructure of the existing approach lighting system for Runway 8 at Capital City Airport, Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) officials decided to replace the existing system. The replacement of the Medium-intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR) resulted in lower minimum visibility requirements and increased the number operations by better-equipped aircraft. DY Consultants acted as a sub-consultant to Urban Engineers for this project, which consisted of replacing the existing Simplified Short Approach Lighting System with Sequenced Flashers (SSALSF) with a MALSR. The project was coordinated with the Runway Safety Area Study (RSA). The responsibilities of DY Consultants included lighting station and shelter-siting coordination with safety area improvements; designs for new light bar structures with steady-burning light bars, sequenced flasher lights, or both; electrical load analysis of the MALSR system requirements; recommendations for rehabilitation, replacement of existing structures, or both; and site preparation and grading, with specific attention to equipment within and adjacent to the runway safety area.