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High Standards: STL Photo of the Week

Posted on December 07, 2018 in Photos

St. Louis Lambert International Airport Sign Shop Foreman Tim Williams prepares a runway sign for installation.

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) takes a proactive approach to maintaining airfield safety and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. The FAA has standard airfield signage requirements for all airports in the United States. A red background is used for runway signage, while taxiway signage has a yellow background. By standardizing airfield signage and markings, pilots are better able to navigate airfields, increasing the safety of all passengers and ground transportation vehicles. STL makes all airfield signage in our Sign Shop, but many departments are involved in the process. The Operations Department constantly monitors and inspects STL’s airfield, so when runway or taxiway signs appear to be fading they are quickly replaced. The Operations Department notifies STL’s Sign Shop that a new sign is needed. After it has been completed, staff from our Electrical Department will install the new signage. It may look like just a sign, but a whole lot of work goes into just one part of keeping our airfield safe.