Patriot Taxiway Industries announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to manufacture Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Light (MALSR) systems. The MALSR system aids pilots during instrument landing approach, aligning the aircraft with the centerline of the runway. Patriot will deliver up to 90 systems over the four year life of the agreement.

Patriot will manage and deliver the MALSR Assembly, Integration, and Test program, which includes engineering, production and delivery of approach lighting systems to the FAA Mike Monroney facility in Oklahoma. Patriot’s engineers will work closely with other MALSR component manufacturers to ensure overall operability of the system.

“Patriot Taxiway Industries is well positioned to deliver great service and a quality product with our Veteran based work force,” stated Kevin McDermott, Vice President of Business Development.

Contract work will be accomplished at Patriot’s facility in Lomira, WI. Seven full time and three part time positions will be added to the company to perform on this contact. The Wisconsin manufacturer of LED lighting solutions will add the positions over the next 12 months.

“Patriot Taxiway Industries as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business appreciates the Federal Aviation Administration’s attention to the small business opportunity this represents” stated Steven Smits President of Patriot Taxiway Industries.

Earlier this year, Patriot was awarded Phase II of FAA contract for development of Light Emitting Diode (LED) replacement lamps with infrared (IR) emitter to improve the MALSR system. The replacement LED/IR fixtures will aid pilots to identify runways on approach in low visibility due to inclement weather using the aircraft’s Enhanced Flight
Vision System.