August 2021, RAF Odiham in Hampshire has completed the upgrade of its airfield runway lighting system from Airfield Lighting Systems UK Limited (ALS) in Wickford, Essex.
RAF Odiham is a Royal Air Force station situated a little to the south of the village of Odiham in Hampshire, England. It is the home of the Royal Air Force’s heavy-lift helicopter, the Chinook. The RAF has been on the site since 1925 and it was upgraded to a permanent airfield in 1937.
A total of 156 new ALS DTS approach lights were installed for the runway upgrade to LED. These are powered by 16 new MCR405 CCR controllers to provide the 6.6A output required. This was topped off with over 50Km of new cabling to provide a long-term framework solution for the airbase.
Several new signs, runway edge fittings, transformers and IRDM (LED Runway Distance Markers) were also installed for the project by specialist contractor Levertech Aviation Services.
Commenting on the new installation Mr Neil Smith, AGL Project Manager at Levertech said “ALS provided a first-class service with the project. They hold a significant amount of stock, so we were able to install it much faster and the client was delighted.”
Mr Keith Spicer Managing Director of ALS commented “This type of varied project is exactly what IAVNA has done well for over 40 years. Our project experience and stock holding meant everything ran smoothly.”