Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) which is also the home of Virgin Orbit Spaceport has just completed the upgrade of its airfield lighting ahead of the next G7 summit, which was held in the UK this month, from Airfield Lighting Systems UK Limited (ALS) in Wickford, Essex.
Flights have operated from Newquay since 1939 under the banner of RAF Mawgan, in 1962 it officially opened a civilian terminal and began commercial flights. The airport has expanded over the years with a new terminal building opened in 2008, and with one of the longest runways in the UK.
New ALS DTS LED inset taxiway lights, LED Stop Bar lights and all new transformers were installed for the upgrade complete with bases and adaptor rings among other fittings. In addition, several new high performance, long life LED signs were also commissioned and installed by specialist contractor Dyer & Butler Electrical.
Moving to LED will dramatically reduce operating costs and extend the maintenance cycle due to the lifetime of the LED’s. They are more environmentally friendly and recyclable at the end of life.
The project was designed and specified by Robert Walker at AECOM one of the industry’s most respected consulting firms.
Commenting on the new installation Mr Steven Brown, Airfield Manager at Dyer & Butler said “We successfully handed over the project to the Airport on Friday and this could not have been achieved without you and your teams’ substantial efforts to ensure we received all the materials on time. We would like to thank every one of you for your conscientious determination in helping us reach this goal through a variety of changes over the past couple of months. This successful delivery reinforces our decision to use IAVNA and ALS products on this project”
Mr Keith Spicer Managing Director of ALS commented “This is a landmark project for Newquay, and we were delighted to be able to help with the G7 summit being held nearby as well, the team really pulled out all the stops to help make it happen on time, this was much easier to handle due to the extensive stocks we hold.”