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Reference EN 50490:2008
Title Electrical installations for lighting and beaconing of aerodromes - Technical requirements for aeronautical ground lighting control and monitoring systems - Units for selective switching and monitoring of individual lamps
Project Number 14134
Abstract/Scope This European Standard is intended to give general minimum frame requirements for units that are independent of the technology used for switching and/or monitoring of individual or group of lamps in an AGL series circuit. This European Standard • applies to the units that are directly electrically connected to the primary or secondary side of an AGL series circuit and are needed to provide the selective switching and/or monitoring of lamps, • does not cover communication protocols and application procedures, • does not treat system aspects that influence the AGL operation. NOTE These units may be used forming part of either a SMGCS or A-SMGCS to guide and/or control the surface movement of aircraft by means of visual aids.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-08-14
Current Stage code deadline 2009-04-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-12-31


Directive(s) EMC (2004/108/EC)
Mandate(s) M/404
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 97
Reference Document  
ICS 93.120 - Construction of airports
Keywords Lighting; Beaconing; Aerodrome; Aeronautical; Individual lamps
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-08-14 2009-04-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-04-01 2008-08-01  
5061 2008-02-27 2008-04-01  
5060 2008-01-07 2008-02-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-27 2008-01-04 export to doc file  EN
3090 2006-01-03 2007-07-22  
2020 2002-09-25 2002-11-30  
2020 2000-06-08 2002-03-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-08-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-04-01


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(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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