Air bases, airfields, and landing zones are often primary targets in military operations. To meet the time-sensitive mission, modern airfield damage repair (ADR) programs offer the latest repair technologies and techniques to reduce the time it takes to return an airfield to operational status. In addition to program evolution, high...
We are exploring the world of regulations and certification with the aim of making it simple for you, providing some potential solutions. One question that all aviation authorities must face is making safety as accessible as possible in a highly competitive but niche market. Deciphering all the regulations relating to...
The aviation industry has been through its most challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Civil Aviation report by ICAO showed the effects continue to be dramatic: Capacity halved with 50% fewer seats offered in 2020 with international air passenger traffic. A decrease of...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
It is a great benefit to our community to have this [Avlite’s helipad lighting system] installed and commissioned at CareFlight’s Toowoomba base. Avlite’s particular type of lighting lends itself to a lot of applications given that it’s easy to install, doesn’t require electricity as its solar powered and can be remotely controlled. It’s a fabulous technology, obviously a world leading technology and from my point of view, it’s great to see an Australian Manufacturing success story.
-Cr Mike Williams
For an aerodrome operator to provide equivalent night-use runway standards for the RFDS and other fixed-base users at around one-third of the cost of a traditional mains-powered runway and taxiway lighting system, there has to be greater recognised merit for this (solar-powered) alternative especially in a location like ours where it is sunny most days of the year.
Our industry appreciates the on-going support of this Australian owned and operated company whose solar powered airfield and helipad lighting systems assist in the improvement of safety for both fixed and rotary wing aeromedical flight crews and passengers around the country.
As the busiest Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) based in the State [of Queensland], the benefits [of Avlite’s helipad lighting] are many. Not only does it [the system] enhance the safety of our operations, it also helps us to continue to improve our level of service delivery to the community and to our customers.
-Ashley van de Velde
These lights [AV-70s] have been a great asset to many outback communities that previously we were not able to access 24/7.
Just to let you know the new airport floodlight has now been installed for several weeks and the medical staff and Power and Water staff [who look after the airport] agree it has made things much easier and safer for night-time medivacs. Your assistance with enabling us to have this basic but important infrastructure is much appreciated.
Since starting our distributorship with Avlite, we have gone from strength to strength with the great range of solar products and of course the fantastic support of the Avlite staff. It’s been a good year for us. May it continue.
Re: Avlite AV70 taxiway lights, are working really well. Thank you for your assistance in getting our ramp up and running.
-Capt. US Air Force
The lights are installed and are operating beautifully.
We did install all of the lights. We even used a few red lights as obstruction markers on top of 68 meter power line towers. I finally found a high quality camera and took some photos. I will send them to you as soon as I can download them. We submitted some additional light orders to our contracting office, so you can expect to receive a bit solicitation from them soon. The lights are working great and we appreciate the support.