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Tarmac lighting installed at RAAF Base Richmond

14th March 2019 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A programme between Air Mobility Group and Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group and Aurecon has delivered new tarmac lighting at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Richmond, the RAAF announced on 10 March.

Stage One of the project was completed in December 2018, delivering 16 lights to the No 37 Squadron (37SQN) flightline.

Under the second stage new lights have been installed covering the base’s western ordnance loading area and keyhole parking positions on the Eastern Apron.

The 37SQN operates the RAAF’s C-130 Hercules aircraft fleet.

With the new fixtures, lighting can be set in number of ways, such as automatic, where they come on at dusk and extinguish at dawn. They can also be manually turned on and off at each individual pole or remotely activated from within 37SQN’s flightline office.

The new fixtures will reduce dependence on diesel-powered mobile lightstands previously relied on for night-time maintenance.

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