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FAA Tests Laser Lights in Alaska

Photonics.com
Nov 2002
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 18 -- Greatland Laser of Anchorage is working with the FAA to come up with a way to make the four yellow "hold lines" — the lines on runway taxiways that pilots are only supposed to cross with approval from traffic control — more visible to pilots.

The high-intensity lights are one of seven projects being tested nationwide to decrease the incidents of runway incursions.

Greatland was awarded a $250,000 contract with the FAA in August. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the busiest cargo airport in North America, was chosen as the test site for the laser light project.

For more information, visit: www.greatlandlaser.com



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