Polaris Portable Light Fittings Now Available in RGBW

NEW – The popular and versatile Polaris Portable LED lighting systems for Airports (Battery or Solar Powered Options) is now available for the first time as an RGBW (Red, Blue, Green, White) LED option all in one. It means the fitting is suitable for use in even more applications on the Airfield or Heliport.

  • 15 hours maximum recharge time
    Simple drop-in charging system
  • Low voltage battery protection
  • Control options: manual, photocell or radio
  • Flashing or steady signal
  • Charge level indication
  • RGBW LED selectable colours (Red, Blue, Green, White)
  • No lamp changing for the entire lifetime of the light unit
  • Tested for wind / jet blast up to 322 Km/h
  • Extended battery life

New partnership with GRP Illuminacion to promote their unique Earth Fault Detection System.

IAVNA are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with GRP Illuminacion to promote their unique Earth Fault Detection System to the UK Airfield market.

Introducing the Earth Fault Detection System, the latest addition to our line of innovative solutions.

This critical system is designed to quickly pinpoint any faults that occur between the live conductors and earth in AGL systems, reducing maintenance costs and associated issues.EFDS uses advanced technology to continuously monitor the current flow and detect any imbalances between the live conductors and earth conductor. If any faults are detected, the system will trip the circuit, isolating the fault and preventing further damage or injury.

With our Earth Fault Detection System, you can ensure the safety and reliability of your AGL systems while reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

LED Aircraft Stand Manoeuvering Guidance Lights (Apron)

The ALS LED Inset Aircraft Stand Manoeuvring Lights are a new addition to our extensive LED range.

They’re suitable for apron applications and utilise the latest super bright LED technology available in the field.

The range is comprehensive and includes SBS/IN-R Unidirectional Red, TE/IN-Y Omnidirectional yellow and TE/IN-R Omnidirectional Red models.

LED provide long life and low maintenance operation, very low power consumption and reduced running costs compared to halogen (a saving of typically 80%).

They’re sturdy and compact with a low protrusion of less than 6.3 mm above ground level but do not compromise safety; in fact, the standard light comes equipped with self learning fail open technology for extra protection.


  • 8″ or 12″ base assemblies (bottom/side entry)
  • Adaptor ring 12″ to allow 8″ fitting installation
  • Lifting tool
  • SmartBolts

HV Probe & Proving Units



  • Ergonomic design
  • Portable and robust
  • Probes are passive in operation, no power source required
  • Proving unit to verify probes before and after tests
  • Proving unit supplied with a standard 9v battery (PP9)


  • Prove circuits dead
  • AGL circuits
  • Fixed ground power units


  • 55 – 5000 VAC
  • 75 – 7500 VDC

AGL Advancement Group in Saudi Arabia

AGL is delighted to annouce its participation in the prestigous Saudi Airport Show in November.

The event is held in the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh between Nov 7 and 8th 2022 and the company is promising some exciting new products to be demonstrated for the first time to mark the occasion.


Largest stock holding of original OSRAM Airfield lamps in the UK

IAVNA has been an approved supplier of OSRAM lamps to the Airfield market in the UK for over 40 years.  

Holding a large quantity of precision manufactured, high performance, quality original lamps in our modern heated warehouse facility in Wickford, allows us to react with speed and provide you with lamps you know are manufactured and stored to the highest standards.  

The company holds the ISO 9001 quality standard which confirms the administration processes, internal auditing and traceability of all products is approved and this is re-tested annually.

The Norfolk Mighty Hike

Our fearless production manager Dave Johnson and his wife have just completed The Norfolk Mighty Hike for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Raising over £500 in the process they completed the 14 mile hike in fantastic weather and were still talking to each other at the end!

Congratulations to Dave and Carla for their terrific effort and well done from all at ALS.


See the quality for yourself!

Ever wonder what is inside the products you buy and specify?   We go the extra mile to make sure our quality standards are very high.  This includes X-rays of the products to make sure after production everything is perfect and as it should be.  Particularly with transformers that are potted, you simply can’t see if everything is ok.  Don’t worry ALS ones are perfect as you can see below and will last a long, long time.

British-Irish Airports Expo Show London June 22-23 2022

AGL Advancement group is delighted to be exhibiting at the British-Irish Airports Expo Show in June.

Situated at Excel London Center this year’s Airport Show is set to further innovate the global airports industry.

A full program of conference events and exhibitors are participating.

  • New innovations expected to make an impact in the industry
  • Rising technologies under research and development
  • Conference talks with leaders and experts
  • Networking and connection with key players.

Please come and visit us on Stand D5 to find out more about the latest products for 2022 and to see the major new product that will be unveiled at the show.

Airport Show Dubai May 17-19 2022

AGL Advancement group is delighted to be exhibiting at the Dubai Airport Show in May.

Situated in the Dubai World Trade Center this year’s Airport Show is set to further innovate the global airports industry.

A full program of conference events and exhibitors are participating.

  • New innovations expected to make an impact in the industry
  • Rising technologies under research and development
  • Conference talks with leaders and experts
  • Networking and connection with key players.

Please come and visit us on Stand 2010 to find out more about the latest products for 2022 and to see the major new product that will be unveiled at the show.

Wingframe Sign Configurator

ALS have been using the industry leading Wingframe software for many years to provide you with precision engineered and perfectly sized signs.

You can now have direct access to the software yourself to design and specify your own custom made signs. 

All the cabinets and sign facias are available from a global catalogue and the software automatically checks each design to ensure ICAO or ESAS compliance.  If it is approved you can then send this to ALS for a quotation and delivery estimate.

Direct access to the site is via our website main menu / Services / Design / Wingframe or this link here 

Wingframe comes with collaboration tools for easy communication with your client/supplier. Create your quote using the material generated by Wingframe.

When the order is approved simply download the print files and send them to ALS for production. Wingframe provides standards compliant vector files for print, as well as grid files with measurements for verification.

A wide variety of choices are available covering ICAO signs, mandatory instructions signs, No entry, Gate, Stand identification VOR checkpoint for example.

All are fully customizable with content, legend height and panel size. 

Give us a call today when you next need a sign a receive an impressive Wingframe quotation back that you can forward to your clients.

Expanded Heliport Range

ALS has now expanded its existing range of LED heliport lighting with three new families of LED products to cater for every new project requirement.

By adding Heliport Circle Markers (H & TD/PM), Flat and Inset fittings to the range the company has a precision-engineered, low energy solution for all applications on Heliports and Helidecks.

New datasheets are available on the website.  If you would like any further information at all or a free lighting design undertaken please give us a call, we would be happy to help you.

H Circle TD/PM Lights

TD/PM Circle-H offshore Helideck landing system for Helicopters.

Manufactured in tough LED panels, CAP437 approved lights in Circle and “H” shapes.

Offshore Heliports employ a wide range of offshore landing facilities, including touchdown lighting system, positioning and circle markings

Flat lights

The ALS 9W Flat LED lights are designed specifically for Heliports, Helipads and Offshore Platforms.

This Flat range is particularly useful for installation on the ground surface where there is no access or option for buried cable trenches.  This makes for a fast and speedy installation

Inset Fittings

The ALS 9W Inset Heliport lighting fixtures are using a common body and power converter.

They are used for FAT, TLOF and Taxiway Edge installations. 

There is a comprehensive range of five models to provide all the complete options necessary for operating a Heliport.

ALS awarded prestigious “Made in Britain” status

Made in Britain are committed to helping the Great British trade market.  As a British company ourselves, we have now joined this growing community following our successful inspection. 

We are delighted to be able to use this mark now on our products manufactured in our Wickford factory in Essex to highlight their British heritage to the rest of the world.

The Made in Britain logo is Britain’s mark of excellence.

It shows our continued commitment to local manufacturing in our community and both the dedication and skill of our staff in achieving this standard.

Inter Airport 2021 New Products

Nov 8th, AGL Advancement Group UK, the owners of International Airport Visual & Navigational Aids Limited (IAVNA), Airfield Lighting Systems (ALS) and Parkinson Richmark (Richmark) announce key new products at Inter Airport, Europe’s leading Airport Exhibition.

The company under its ALS brand is delighted to announce three new product families at the Munich exhibition, increasing its LED range of Airfield Ground Light Fittings (AGL) substantially.

An LED PAPI is the main new flagship product. With a power consumption of 57W this PAPI is significantly more economical than similar products. This fitting is manufactured from high quality, tough 6mm aluminium to provide outstanding thermal heat management and stability. It is easy to maintain and clean, set up is quick and easy on site making it a good choice for installers.


Additionally, there is a brand new range of SFL (Sequence Flashing Lights) added to the range, consisting of inset and elevated lights. These are compliant with FAA and ICAO recommendations and can be used in conjunction with existing approach lights.


Also added to the range of popular DTS fittings is a brand new inset light featuring circling guidance particularly useful in runway edge lighting. The fitting has a high impact design and has four additional prisms to provide the omni-directional component.

Inter Airport Exhibition Munich Nov 9-12

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting in Munich in November at the Inter Airport show.

We are launching three exciting new LED fittings for our ALS range.  Additionally we will be featuring our SmartBolts and new professional Airlifter tools.

We are in Hall B5 Stand 1318 please come and say hello!

New Product – ALS Mounting Bases and Adaptor Ring

ALS have just introduced a new set of 8″ and 12″ mounting bases designed for their popular DTS range of LED Airfield Ground light fittings.

The range consists of 8″ and 12″ bases with an array of conduit entry options.  They are designed to universal IEC standards so any compliant fitting can be installed using these tough and durable aluminium bases.




  • Bottom hole or side entry for electrical connection.
  • Universal IEC Compliant design.
  • Side entry (single on one side and double conduits on opposite side)
  • High Pressure Aluminium casting
  • Anodized surface for protection.
  • Perfect machining to complement ALS fittings.

Also included in the range is a 12″ adaptor ring designed to accommodate an 8″ ALS LED fitting and machined perfectly to match the 12″ mounting base.

As an optional extra, the LED fittings can be installed in conjunction with our new SmartBolts to provide a lifetime of hassle free, easy to inspect bolts, that reduce the risk of FOD and dramatically improve safety on the airfield.  Please call us for more details.



NEW LED Portable Light Unit

ALS LIPO-1 is a low intensity portable airfield light with dual colour and multifunctional omnidirectional battery-operated LED’s  The default colours are blue and red. On request there is possibility for other colours, different intensity levels as well as a flashing options. It boasts a powerful battery with long operation time and a photo­cell is included as standard to minimise energy wastage.


It is lightweight and is contained in a tough yellow body.  Applications include airside operations to highlight closed taxiways, roads and to provide extra visibility of areas under maintenance.



  • Reliable, robust case to IP57
  • Long operational time/battery life time.
  • Photocell control
  • Correspondence with many fixed lights
  • Optional chargeable battery option (coming)
  • Up to 4 different colours (red and blue as default)
  • Bi-directional on request
  • Non-brittle material (down to -50oC)
  • Frame default colour yellow with firm handle
  • Dome made of UV resistance polycarbonate possibility for 3 different intensity options on request 

NEW Product – Airlight DTS Inset light Professional Lifting Tool

The new Airlight Lifting Tool has been specifically designed by engineers who have worked on the airfield regularly.  It makes light work of maintenance and overcomes the most common issues when lifting lights out of the runway for testing, maintenance or replacement.

There are 4 models in the 8″ series and 3 types of 12″ tool to cover the major brands of light fittings used on airfields including ALS, ADB, OCEM, Thorn and Hella (please see our website for a complete list of brands and models that are supported).

Safety is paramount and this is a professional tool designed to keep the operator safe, it comes with a two year guarantee.


Save Time – Remove and replace an inset light 30% faster and more consistently than other models.

Save Money – Professionally lift the light fittings for maintenance without damaging them or the rubber gaskets.

Protect Engineers – The Airlight lifter can be used while wearing high voltage gloves and also has a rubber handle and a firm grip that is specifically designed to keep fingers away from the light fitting.

Reduce F.O.D. – Less tools mean less risk, the tool has class 1 reflective tape to make it visible at night.


  • Rubber handle to reduce the risks from electrical shocks.
  • Magnetic handle to speed up removal of washers from fittings.
  • Non-Slip Guards on the tool.
  • Handy extraction hook moulded into body.
  • Pivoted extraction bar designed to minimise effort to lift fitting.
  • Curved leverage point to ease extraction of light.
  • 5 sizes in the range to fit ALS, ADB, ATG, TKH, Thorn, OCEM and old Alstom products.
  • 8” and 12” models with Hook or Round pin extraction points.

For more details please visit our website https://www.airfieldlightingsystems.co.uk/products/accessories/als-airlight-dts-inset-light-professional-lifting-tool/

New Series Cut Out Switch (SCO) available

The Series Plug Cut Out Switch (SCO) is designed with safety first, second and third in mind.  It is designed to safely isolate the series circuit from the CCR’s before testing or maintenance on any fittings on the airfield.

They enable the airfield ground lighting circuit to be safely disconnected, isolated, and earthed by the simple rotation of the connector lid without exposing the user to high voltages.  The lockable top cover lifts out, rotates and is re-inserted at 90 degrees back into the base unit, then is locked to safely isolate the circuit.  

Tough and durable providing reliable multi-use operation, thanks to the shape of the body and “lock and rotate” operation.

ALS SCO Series Cut Out Switch


  • Speeds up maintenance by not having to disconnect cables.
  • Lockable for the user to stop any accidental re-energisation of the circuit while in maintenance mode.
  • Designed for easy mounting on the CCR cabinet or wall.
  • Easy to operate with molded handle and top cover.
  • Permits use on the circuit with safe isolation of power.
  • Industrial construction for safety with special flame retardant epoxy ABS but only 3.18 Kg weight. This is also better than porcelain for shock resistance.
  • Heavy Brass terminals take up to 10mm cable, reinforced with metal outer case.
  • Series cable clamps facilitate screened cable to be earthed easily if required.
  • A safety lock facility is available when in the ‘Field Earthed’ position allowing easy and safe access for testing of field circuits.
  • Circuit breakers are designed to be reinstalled to cable terminals