Avlite is proud to announce that our FAA Certified AV-70-863 product line received a Buy American Act waiver. This waiver includes the AV-70-863 in the use of Federal Airport Improvement Program funds ( AIP ) for airport construction projects whether large or small. The ease of installation allows contractors and airport operations teams to safely and efficiently mark taxiways, ramps, and other active use areas during construction.
Manufacturing the AV-70-863 in our U.S. facilities aligns with the SPX Aids to Navigation (AtoN) goal of bringing key production lines closer to our customers. Improvements in lead times and the expanded use of AIP funds mark a critical step forward for the advancement and adoption of solar airfield lighting in the National Airspace System.
The AV-70-863 is certified with Intertek® Labs for FAA 863B lighting applications. Also available in FAA compliant L-861T for permanent applications, the AV-70 is the most versatile, field-proven solar airfield lighting fixture on the market with 15 years of use throughout the harshest and most demanding environments around the world.
Our FAA certified LED PAPI also received a Buy American waiver. View the product details here.
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.