David N. Rainey
Vice President, Airfield Systems Development Navaid Lighting Associates, Inc.


Mr. Rainey is a licensed master electrician with over 38 years of experience in airfield lighting design, installation, and maintenance.  While serving as the Senior Airfield Electrician with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority in Memphis, Tennessee, he held responsible oversight of airfield lighting design as well as operation and maintenance of all airfield lighting power and control systems.

Mr. Rainey joined Navaid Lighting Associates, Inc. in July, 2001 to assist in the service work being provided to airports, design firms and the FAA. Mr. Rainey has provided services in support of projects initiated by the FAA Surface Technology Assessment Team, AND-520, the Advanced Technology Development and Prototyping Group AJP-67 and has assisted in the re-write and updating of several FAA Advisory Circulars for FAA Airports Division, AAS-100 including FAA AC 150/5340-26, “Maintenance of Airport Visual Aid Facilities”.

He has also served as co-chairman of the Illuminating Engineering Society Aviation Lighting Committee and is a frequent lecturer on installation, testing and maintenance of airfield lighting systems.

David instructs the ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance course. Click on the link to learn more information