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Advance Notice – Testing and Flight Calibration of North Runway Lighting System at Dublin Airport

July 13, 2021 Back to all news

We want to advise our neighbouring communities and liaison groups about forthcoming activities on and around the North Runway site as part of the installation of the Airfield Ground Lighting.

A flight calibration of the airfield ground lighting will be undertaken between 7pm and 2am on Tuesday, July 20, weather permitting.  The check needs to take place at this time in order to verify all of the runway and approach lighting system’s alignment and brilliance settings.

The flights will involve a small twin-engine aircraft taking off and landing using the existing operational runways, not North Runway.  It will then make several approaches to both east and west ends of the North Runway site at no lower than a height of 100 feet, and then undertake approximately 14 passes of the runway (seven each side) at c. 100 feet.  Should conditions be unsuitable on July 20, then an alternative date of July 21 has been scheduled for this activity.

Please also note that North Runway’s ground lighting system will be active for prolonged periods for c. seven days leading up to the flight check on July 20.

There will be further flight checks during later phases, and we will again provide you with advance notification.

Please note that these flights are for testing and calibration purposes only and will not involve taking off or landing on the North Runway site. 

If you have any queries or need clarification regarding above, please contact us at northrunway@daa.ie.