Tilton, New Hampshire, USA – July 17, 2020 — Avlite Systems will produce and deliver High Mobility Airfield Lighting Systems (HMALS) under a $50 million, multi-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) U.S. Air Force Interim Expeditionary Airfield Lighting System contract.
Each system contains portable solar LED airfield lighting for a 10,000ft runway, including CAT I approaches and ground lighting. The system trailers are designed for flexible maneuvering, rapid deployment, and storage of all lighting equipment.
Individual components of the HMALS includes Avlite’s Series 3 Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI), edge and threshold lights, medium intensity runway lights (MIRL), taxiway lights, CAT I medium intensity approach lighting system (MALSR), short simplified expeditionary approach lighting system (SSEAL) with GPS synchronized flashing, tactical runway signs, battery boxes, and power line communication control for five intensity steps in both visible and IR modes.
“The HMALS puts a technologically advanced mobile airfield lighting solution in the hands of our armed forces,” said Tara Stewart, President of Sealite USA LLC, Avlite’s parent company. “The system will help expand the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force in remote areas or in areas where utilities are difficult to access or expensive to run.”
Avlite has a rigorous track record of lighting expeditionary airfields for the U.S. Department of Defense and other government and humanitarian aid agencies around the world. Avlite’s first Portable Airfield Lighting System (PALS) was deployed in the early 2000s throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The PALS systems were designed for rapid deployment and easy transport by helicopter or C-130 aircraft.
Avlite manufactures world-class, LED aviation lighting systems from the Sealite USA facility in Tilton,
New Hampshire. Avlite has a proven reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions designed for the defense, commercial and civil aviation markets. With a history of producing the most reliable solar LED aviation lighting systems in the world, Avlite holds a program of record approval for US Army and US DOD combat solar airfield lighting systems.
Sealite USA LLC, a USA government designated small business, has a manufacturing and sales office in Tilton, New Hampshire USA. The company serves the marine industry under the Sealite brand name and the aviation industry under the Avlite brand name. It has product installations in more than 75 countries and a customer base of over 200 government agencies. Avlite and its industry partners work with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and civil aviation authorities to provide airfield lighting that meets or exceeds all global industry standards.
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.