Avlite's Helipad Lighting System Increases Safety for Air Support Unit - East Midlands Police Force - UK


With the installation of Avlite's solar-powered helipad lighting system at their base in the UK, the East Midlands Police Force Air Support Unit has successfully increased the safety of its helicopter crews for day and night operations.

Working closely with the Air Support Unit, Avlite's UK distributor - Systems Interface Ltd, delivered a suitable solution that complemented the Unit's newly acquired in-flight NVG technology. Being the first police operation in the UK to use in-flight Night Vision Goggle (NVG) technology under CAA and international aviation rules and regulations, the East Midlands Air Support Unit operates with a full crew using NVG, enabling the pilot and the observers to see clearly in the dark. The installation of a helipad lighting system at the Unit's base was the logical next step in their proactive approach to embrace new technologies to increase the operational safety and effectiveness of the Unit's helicopter crews.

"Since the lighting system was installed, it has been in high use for NVG operations," said East Midlands Air Support Unit's Chief Pilot, Captain Graham Hancock.

The AV425-RF system can be controlled from the ground, air traffic control tower, or aircraft cockpit, through the use of the handheld controller via the AvMesh(TM) network allowing all lights to transmit and receive commands regardless of a single point of failure, increasing the system's reliability and providing fail-safe, self-realising encrypted wireless communications.

By selecting Avlite's LED solar-powered lighting system, the Air Support Unit:

o enhanced the safety of air support crews

o has negated the need for costly underground cabling

o has reduced its carbon footprint as the lights are powered by the sun

o will reap the long-term benefit of a low total cost of ownership for the life of system

To discuss your requirements for that upcoming airfield or helipad lighting project, please contact Avlite USA via info@avlite.com, or call (603) 707 1310

Avlite will exhibit a range of solar powered LED helipad/heliport lighting products at booth 4405 at Heli-Expo 2012 - Dallas TX

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