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:
The global economy has taken a hit, as Civil Aviation and supporting industries help directly and indirectly employ 65.5 million people and accounts for 3.6 per cent of global GDP. The global pandemic has crippled many airports and businesses.
But what is the outcome of the total upheaval in the industry? It has called for a complete rethink of how the industry, particularly airports and airfields, operate and use their resources. Managing and maintaining an airport will require a pivot to the next generation of thinking and the utilisation of connectivity technology, systems and assets.
The pandemic has shown how under-prepared airports and airfields were for rapid transformation. Connected systems and devices will help play a crucial part in the change.
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.
Deputy Mayor Toowoomba Qld
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.
Executive Manager, Aviation Services Shire of Exmouth WA
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.
President Aeromedical Society of Australasia
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.
CEO CareFlight Group Queensland
These lights [AV-70s] have been a great asset to many outback communities that previously we were not able to access 24/7.
Chief Pilot RFDS Central Operations
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.
Aust. Government FaHCSIA
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.
Systems Interface UK
Re: Avlite AV70 taxiway lights, are working really well. Thank you for your assistance in getting our ramp up and running.
Middle East Air Base
The lights are installed and are operating beautifully.
St Lucie International Airport
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.
C.D.A Wanarn Community