• Construction Phase Turbine Marking - Obstruction Lighting Solutions

     

    Introduction

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) serves a historically important role in the mitigation of hazards to air navigation in the United States. Thus, it was no surprise when the FAA addressed safety issues with arose from the construction of wind turbines. In their latest update to the Advisory Circular No: 70/7460-1L (2015), the FAA specifically identifies the height at which a turbine became an obstruction, and ultimately a hazard to safe air navigation, during continue reading

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  •  The Challenges of Providing Air Support to Humanitarian Aid Operations

     

    Introduction

    The size and scale of natural and man-made disasters is on the rise, vulnerability and fragility are increasing, there are major funding discrepancies and operating settings grow increasingly difficult. Although humanitarian aid operations have become more effective over recent years, operators must continue to search for ways to better preclude and prepare for disasters. To respond in a manner that is more flexible, better adapted to new realities and to the needs of afflicted populations, while continue reading.

     

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  • Runway Closures at Commercial Airports

     

    Introduction

    The global Aviation industry continues to grow rapidly, however consistent and robust profitability is elusive. Measured by revenue, the industry has doubled over the past decade, from US$369 billion in 2004 to a projected $746 billion in 2014, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

    Much of that growth has been driven by low-cost carriers (LCCs), which now control some 25 percent of the worldwide market however profit margins are razor thin, less than 3 percent overall continue reading.

     

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  • Polyethylene Airfield Markers

     

    Benefits of Polyethylene Airfield Markers

    Polyethylene is one of the most common plastics used today.

    Avlite uses a Hexene co-polymer based Linear Low Density Polyethylene resin (LLDPE) which is specifically designed for rotational molding applications. LLDPE has been chosen as the material for Avlite airfield markers because of its high Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance (ESCR), flexibility and minimal impact on the environment.

    Avlite’s markers are designed to distort and yield on impact.

    Avlite's airfield markers require minimal maintenance as they are manufactured using coloured pigments which permeate all of the way through the plastic and are built to withstand extreme elements of icing, cyclonic winds, prolonged UV exposure and tropical humidity.

     

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  • IP (Ingress Protection) Ratings

     

    IP Ratings: a Detailed Explanation

    An IP Rating or IP Code is an international numerical standard used to classify the degree of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects and water in electrical enclosures. This standard provides users with a more detailed explanation for products other than the vague term ‘waterproof’.

     

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  • LED Technology

     

    LED Technology: the Perfect Lighting Solution

    In recent years as LED technology has become more advanced, the light output (intensity) and efficiency have continued to increase significantly making LED lighting products a viable alternative to the incandescent bulb and other convential lighting methods.

    Early LEDs only emitted low-intensity red light, however, modern LEDs have been developed to emit light across the visible, ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, with a high level of brightness.

    LEDs are more energy efficient and will outlast traditional bulbs by many tens of thousands of hours.

     

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  • Solar Power

     

    The Benefits of Solar Power

    Solar energy is the light that comes from the sun and is the earth’s most abundant energy source. Every day the sun radiates extraordinary amounts of energy into space and, due to the development of technology such as the solar cell, we are able to collect this energy and convert it into usable electricity.

    Due to improvements in design technology today’s solar panels have become increasingly efficient, and provide the perfect solution for remote power requirements, and for compact solar/battery powered products such as aviation lights.

    In addition, solar power is cost effective, requires no expensive underground cabling, convenient and environmently friendly.

     

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