Dear Valued Customers and Partners,
I would like to take this opportunity to provide an update in response to the Victorian State Government’s announcement yesterday afternoon of Victoria moving to Stage 4 Restrictions. The entire Avlite Community recognises the severity of the global COVID-19 pandemic and supports all measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Business Continuity – Australia Operations
Our business has reviewed and assessed the Victorian Premier’s press conference from yesterday afternoon, as well as the associated documents. As a critical supplier to the essential industries of Defence and Transportation, Avlite is declared to be an industry permitted to operate under a COVID safe plan. We are mindful of the need for our business to stay open to support the livelihoods of the people we employ, and the delivery of essential services that meet the safety needs of our clients. In line with the new Victorian Government requirements, we have reviewed our current COVID measures and they comply with all the current requirements.
In addition to our health and safety measures, we have plans in place securing our supply chain to ensure the continuous provision of parts. From the outset of this pandemic, Avlite has not lost a single day of production and we currently forecast no impacts to the processing and supply of customer orders and product supply.
Business Continuity – USA & UK Operations
Our USA and UK operations continue to operate at full capacity, having implemented measures to ensure their manufacturing facilities can continue to function safely in accordance with all local health and safety measures.
Thank you for your continued support throughout this period. On a personal note, our thoughts extend to the many Victorian businesses that will be forced to close this week, and the hundreds of thousands of employees being stood down.
Chris Procter, CEO
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.