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ARP4103A - Flight Deck Lighting for Commercial Transport Aircraft
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Flight Deck Lighting for Commercial Transport Aircraft
This document recommends design and performance criteria for aircraft lighting systems used to illuminate flight deck controls, luminous visual displays used for transfer of information, and flight deck background and instrument surfaces that form the flight deck visual environment. This document is for commercial transport aircraft except for applications requiring night vision compatibility.
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) is revised to update and improve specification of technical requirements. This document recommends flight deck lighting design and performance criteria to ensure prompt and accurate readability and visibility, color identification and discrimination of needed information under all expected ambient lighting and electrical power conditions.