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All radio equipment is in working order, and · Unique identification number for each piece All towing connections are secure of equipment to enhance visibility, clearly dis- played as described in FAA AC 150/5210-5; 4.3Communication · Guidance as provided in FAA AC 150/5210-5 for all airport vehicles, regardless of the TBLT A means of communication between the aircraft ownership and funding source; and flight deck and the TBLT cab is required. This is · Clear display of company logo. typically provided through the TBLT intercom sys- tem that is connected directly to the aircraft by wire. 4.7External Elements Protection Additionally, the TBLT should be equipped with two permanently mounted, fully programmable, It is recommended that the TBLT be equipped with two-way radios, which will be the means of com- a cab to keep its operator shielded against weather, munication with ATC. external elements, and aircraft noise. 4.4Lighting 4.8Equipment/Accessories Adequate lighting will increase visibility of the Several pieces of equipment and accessories are TBLT, especially at night or during periods of poor recommended to be available to the TBLT operator visibility. This is especially important when the TBLT to increase the safety of the operation. It is recom- operates away from a well-lit apron area. mended the TBLT be equipped with: The following lighting equipment is strongly · ASDE-X transponder; recommended: · Dual VHF radios; · Working headlights and brake lights; · Seatbelt for each TBLT occupant; · LED light bar on top of the operator's cab and · Windshield wipers and windshield defrost/ defogging systems; two amber strobe or beacon lights on the back; · Wheel chocks, complemented by sand bags · Lights should be mounted consistent with in snow and ice conditions (FAA AC 00-65); FAA AC 150/5210-5; · Placard with the current airfield diagram (FAA · The lights must be operational and turned on AC 150/5210-20); whenever the TBLT is in operation, whether · Placard with ATC and other essential radio or not it is in motion; and frequencies (FAA AC 150/5210-20); · Additional lighting is encouraged because of · Placard listing essential 24/7 telephone contact the TBLT's low profile and that the TBLT numbers; may be obscured by the aircraft in tow. · Placard illustrating ATC light gun signals (FAA AC 150/5210-20); and 4.5Painting · Placard denoting airfield signage and mark- ings (FAA AC 150/5210-20). Adequate painting will increase visibility of the TBLT, especially at night or during periods of poor visibility. It is recommended that the TBLT be dis- 5 Aircraft-Under-Tow Requirements tinctly painted in international orange and that retro This section describes the minimum requirements reflective tape be used to outline its shape, including of an aircraft under tow in order to conduct a safe and rounded edges. Additionally, it is recommended that efficient towing operation. the TBLT be kept clean so its coloration is clearly visible. 5.1Safety--General 4.6Markings In anticipation of Safety Management System (SMS) requirements, all managers and supervisors Adequate markings will allow for prompt iden- should, identify, eliminate, control, and document tification of the TBLT, especially at night or during hazards within the workplace to minimize risks as- periods of poor visibility. The following markings sociated with uncertainty in the decision-making are strongly recommended: process. (FAA AC 00-65) 6