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Airfield Systems

Ensuring safe, reliable and efficient arrivals and departures.

Burns is a trusted partner for airfield ground lighting and navigational systems. Our collective knowledge builds upon experience overcoming a wide range of airport-specific challenges.


  • Runway End Identifier Lights (REILS)
  • Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) and Facilities
  • Visual Approach Lighting Systems (ALS)
  • Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI)

Airfield Ground Lighting

  • Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) Systems
  • Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (SMGCS)
  • Runway Weather and Pavement Instrumentation and Monitoring Systems
  • Taxi Guidance Sign Systems
  • Low Visibility Taxiway Light Systems
  • Airfield Lighting Control and Monitoring Systems (ALCMS)

Electrical Systems

  • Airfield Electrical Vaults
  • Asset Management Plans
  • Airport Electrification and Electrical Master Plans
  • Power Capacity Assessments
  • Power and Communication Infrastructure and Distribution Systems
  • Electrical Utility Service and Coordination
  • Power Supervision and Control/SCADA

Airfield Operations

  • Apron and RON Facilities Lighting and Security
  • High Mast Apron and Area Lighting
  • Ground Support Equipment (GSE And eGSE)
  • Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) and Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)
  • Aircraft Deicing Facilities Electrical Systems

Burns has expertise in these areas to:

Inspire with creative designs that address maintenance goals, limit the impacts of extreme weather, and adjust for operational conditions.

Create close working relationships with airport maintenance, operations and engineering teams, facilitating effective project outcomes.

Deliver projects that uphold airfield safety, resiliency and durability.

Meet Our Team

Joseph Vigilante, PE

Aviation Airfield Lead

Jeff May

Aviation Project Manager