Friars Marketing Limited - Airfield Ground

Airfield Ground, trading under the UK-based Friars Marketing Limited umbrella, are a leading global distributor for all airfield ground lighting (AGL) products and solutions.

We are globally recognised as a market leader for the supply of all CAA CAP168, ICAO, FAA and JSP 554 airfield ground lighting products and solutions. We are a major supplier of Osram airfield lamps, backed by one of the widest product ranges available.

Partnering with a well-established airfield installation company enables us to offer services from the supply of airfield equipment and spares to project management of total turnkey systems installation packages.

Airfield lamps

We supply every type of European and American airfield lamp used in current and obsolete fittings. Our product range contains Osram, Philips, GE, Sylvania, Radium and Genesis airfield PK30d lamps, airfield cold beam reflector lamps, airfield single and double-ended lamps, airfield tungsten halogen lamps, airfield IRC lamps, airfield PAR lamps and airfield Xenophot lamps.

Solar aviation LED lighting

We are the UK and Ireland distributors for the ADB / Carmanah range of solar airfield LED lighting. ADB solar airfield lights are self-contained, portable airfield lighting solutions that offer unprecedented flexibility, which can be deployed and repositioned in a matter of minutes. These solar lights are used by military, civil and regional airports worldwide; they can function in environments from desert conditions to below-freezing temperatures. The current solar airfield lighting range includes:

  • Solar SATO - solar aviation taxiway obstruction light
  • Solar SART - solar aviation runway threshold light
  • Solar SAWL - Solar Aviation Wireless Light
  • Solar SOLS - solar obstruction light system
  • Solar SRGLS - solar runway guard light system
  • Solar SWCS - solar wind cone system

Airfield and helipad obstruction lighting and beacons

We offer a complete range of airfield and helipad obstruction lighting, airfield rotating beacons and airfield identification beacons, complemented by the latest LED, infrared and solar versions. The units we offer can also be used at airfield control towers, wind farms, met masts, television and radio masts, oil platforms, cranes and high-rise buildings.

Lighting for airfield aprons, taxiways, runways and helipads

We supply the complete range of both inset and elevated light fittings and spares from ADB Airfield Solutions, ATG Airports, Idman and Thorn. Our range includes tungsten halogen, LED and solar versions. We also offer airfield retro-reflective edge markers (Linlaners) in place of blue taxiway edge lights.

Airfield cables, connector kits and heat-shrink joint kits

Our extensive range of airfield cable, airfield primary and secondary connector kits and airfield heat-shrink joint kits for both civil and military use, including: primary shielded and unshielded airfield cable, two-core secondary airfield cable, secondary single-core AWG, multi-core control cable (50VDC), HV cable (and joints), primary and secondary connector kits, moulded pre-cut airfield secondary leads and airfield heat-shrink joint kits.

Airfield runway and taxiway guidance signs

We design and manufacture a complete range of airfield runway and taxiway guidance signs including: illuminated tungsten halogen airfield signs, illuminated LED airfield signs, illuminated solar LED airfield sigs, illuminated airfield runway distance markers (IRDM), illuminated airfield runway arrestor gear marker (RHAG marker / moon board), retro reflective (non illuminated) airfield signs. We also reface existing signs, either for change of use or maintenance.

Airfield isolating transformers

We supply ADB, Amerace and EFLA series isolating transformers, we also supply airfield TSR transformers, airfield switching transformers airfield TISE and TIPE transformers.

Current control and constant current regulators (CCR)

A full range of airfield constant current regulators (CCR) are available, including the latest rack mounted or stand alone units, digitally controlled, microprocessor, remote control and sine wave versions.

Airfield glass filters, prisms and lenses

We have developed a range of high temperature glass, which has proved successful for the production of coloured filters for a variety of airfield lighting, and runway and taxiway fittings. Our filters offer long life due to high-quality materials and manufacturing, have excellent thermal and colour characteristics, are cost-effective compared with OEM prices, and are available in blue, green, red and yellow. Re-polishing of airfield lenses is a cost-effective service that we offer to airport operators.

Airfield wind direction indicators, windsocks and wind cones

We supply conventional illuminated, solar-powered illuminated and non-illuminated wind direction indicators to airports, flying clubs, shipping ports, helipads, oil platforms and commercial installations.

Airfield PAPI, inclinometer and sighting device calibration

We provide PAPI clinometers (clino), PAPI platform and airfield sighting device calibration and repair service. We have also invested in our own RE optical bench for RE projector calibration, which can be carried out on-site or at our own premises.

Airfield ancillary products

Our portfolio of products also consists of a vast amount of ancillary products to airports worldwide, including tripod stands (three point ground fix castings), frangible couplings, anchor bolts, lamp holders, thyristors, power transformers, PCB boards, seating pots (shallow bases), adapter rings, terminal block assembly, film disc cut outs, LED signal light gun (signalling lantern), levelling devices (clinometers), installation jigs, glass domes, O ring gaskets and prism gaskets.

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Contact Details

Friars Marketing Limited
25 Audley Close
Market Harborough
LE16 8ER
United Kingdom
Tel: 01858 563153
Fax: 01858 468232

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