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B'luru: KIA’s second runway to be powered by LED

NYOOOZ 2018-09-13 05:30:00

B'luru: KIA’s second runway to be powered by LED

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 13th September, 2018

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BENGALURU: Kempegowda International Airport’s (KIA) proposed second runway will be powered completely by LED, claimed Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).The runway, which is scheduled to become operational only in 2019, will be the first of its kind in the country, the BIAL said in a statement issued on Wednesday.With this facility, the third busiest airport in the country is expected to have improved airside safety and efficiency along with greater energy and cost gains. “The runway will be powered by a US-based firm — ADB Safegate — which will be responsible for design and supply of the airfield ground lighting (AGL) as well as advanced visual docking guidance systems (A-VDGS),” the BIAL statment read.The company will provide its SafeLED lights, constant current regulators (CCRs) for power management, cables, lighting and control systems. BIAL said different variants of the firm’s A-VDGS will be integrated with KIA’s existing apron management system for improved performance at the gate.“As KIA gears up to support 55 air traffic movements per hour on its second runway, ensuring safe and efficient operations will remain paramount,” said Tom Shimmin, chief project officer, BIAL.Christian Onselaere, CEO, ADB Safegate, said in a statement that ADB had been partnering with BIAL since the early days, and that the firm looks forward to supporting them in their next phase of growth.The new runway will have an advanced CAT-III (B) instrument landing system that can cater to all types of aircraft, including Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8, and is expected to be operational from October 2019.ADB Safegate is expected to deliver the project in four phases with an estimated timeline of about two and a half years, said BIAL.

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