The second-generation RELIANCE PAPI system uses an LED light channel on each light unit to provide the pilot precise visual information, enabling the approach procedure to be performed with the utmost accuracy and safety.
The Type L-880(L) PAPI system consists of four light units located at the side of the runway adjacent to the origin of the glide path. The nominal glide slope angle is midway between the angular settings of the central pair of the four units. If an aircraft is on the correct approach path, the pilot will see two red and two white light indicators. If the aircraft approach is too high, an increased number of white light indicators will be seen. If the approach is too low, the pilot will note an increased number of red light indicators.
The Type L-881(L) PAPI system is an abbreviated PAPI system. It is identical to the L-880(L) PAPI system, except it consists of only two light units (instead of four).
The Style A system is for use with an AC voltage input. The Style B system is for use on 6.6 A or 20 A series circuits.