Runway status light

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Term runway status light
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RWSL

Definition

a fully automatic advisory safety system which provides direct alerts to both vehicles and pilots independently of the normal traffic control system operated by ATC. Its objective is to reduce both the number and severity of runway incursions and thereby prevent runway collisions.

Definition Source

SKYBRARY (2013), article on runway status lights[1]

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