Improved airfield safety; enhanced visibility & less glare; fewer complaints about light pollution from neighbors; 50% reduction in energy usage! These are some of the major benefits experienced at Henderson Executive Airport after LED Ramp Lighting project that was a “North American first”.
The new runway’s edge lighting falls squarely under the environmental category of the triple bottom line. The airport authority jumped at the chance to install LED high-intensity runway edge lights shortly after the FAA approved them last spring – even though the LEDs did not qualify for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding and runway construction was already nearly complete at the time.
A-VDGS systems have rapidly become the standard in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and the concept is gaining momentum in the US. With 181 of its mainline gates now equipped with the Safedock system, American Airlines has become ADB SAFEGATE’s largest U.S. customer as well as an important strategic partner by driving innovation to better serve the needs of U.S. airlines and airports. Continue reading