Kansai Airports

Striving for aviation safety

Runway Status Lights (RWSL) have been installed as a visual means of checking for aircraft and vehicles to prevent runway intrusion and ensure that aircraft and passengers can use Osaka International Airport in safety and with confidence.

Runway Status Lights

This is an automatic control system that aids safe aircraft operations by using lit and unlit visual navigation aids. This, to indicate "runway intrusion" to aircraft attempting to cross a runway and "hold, takeoff not cleared" to aircraft attempting to take off when aircraft or vehicles are on the runway.

Osaka International Airport  Overview  Runway Status Lights
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As of 1st April, 2016, Kansai Airports succeeded the operating right for both Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. Please note that the name of the previous operator, New Kansai International Airport Company, Ltd., is described in some materials and articles related to previous operation.