Malta Airport


Malta Airport, located on the Mediterranean island of Malta, is the country’s primary international gateway. Serving as a vital transportation hub, it connects Malta to numerous destinations across Europe and beyond. With a modern terminal complex, it offers a wide range of passenger amenities and services, including shopping, dining, and car rental facilities. The airport plays a crucial role in Malta’s tourism industry, welcoming millions of travellers each year to explore the island’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. It also facilitates cargo transportation, contributing to Malta’s economic growth. Malta Airport is known for its efficiency and connectivity in the heart of the Mediterranean.


Abacus Lighting were tasked with providing a lighting solution to both Aprons 2 and 8.


Apron 2

• 2 x HL250 masts
• 10 x hanger mounted Challenger 1 floodlights (1000-1500W)

Apron 8

• 16 x Challenger 1 floodlights retrofitted on existing 12m masts (500W-1500W)

The new floodlighting system boasts advanced LED technology, offering exceptional illumination and visibility during night time and adverse weather conditions. This ensures that aircraft manoeuvring, maintenance, and ground operations on Apron 2 and Apron 8 can be conducted with precision and security, reducing the risk of accidents and improving overall performance.

Moreover, the energy-efficient LED lights are environmentally friendly, aligning with Malta Airport’s commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. The installation of this advanced floodlighting system not only improves the airport’s functionality but also contributes to its goal of becoming a more eco-friendly and technologically advanced aviation hub.

Product Overview

Challenger 1 LED


The Challenger 1 LED range represents the cutting edge of LED floodlighting.  With unrivalled performance and the most low profile design on the market, the Challenger 1 LED is perfect for a large number of applications across many industries.

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