Lagos, Port Harcourt airports get solar lights

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Lagos – The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has completed the solar power airfield lighting project at the Lagos and Port Harcourt International Airport as part of a drive to completely upgrade and modernize airfield lighting systems in local airports.

Managing Director of the agency, Engr Ibrahim Abdulsalam, said that with the installation of the solar power system at the two major airports, the tempo of night/low visibility operations is expected to increase.

Abdulsalam noted the new lighting system would also reduce operational cost to the airlines through less taxing and long wait for take- offs and landing.

The installed lighting system is a product of Avlite Systems Pty Ltd, Australia, one of the world’s recognized solar LED (light-emitting diode) airfield system manufacturers.

The NAMA executive also disclosed that the lighting system was International Civil Aviation Organization Federal Aviation Administration-certified and currently in use at various airports across the globe, particularly in Africa, Caribbean, Europe and South America.

Abdulsalam added that the system was robust and the lights could be remotely controlled by the duty controller in the tower.

Copyright – Global Runs 2014

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