US Air Force Orders Additional Taxiway Lights for Balad Air Base, Iraq

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Carmanah is pleased to announce that Balad Air Base in Iraq has ordered an additional 210 units of its solar powered LED taxiway and obstruction lights. More than 1500 lights have now been installed by the U.S. Air Force at this base for ongoing fixed wing and rotary aircraft operations.

Carmanah's solar-powered LED lights have been operating effectively at Balad Air Base for more than 8 months now, providing the U.S. Air Force with reliable airfield lighting and the added benefits of:

  • Increased safety;
  • Low capital and installation costs;
  • Improved logistics;
  • The elimination of external power requirements; and
  • Maintenance-free operation for up to 5 years.

Airfield Command has commented that "the lights are easy to use and to program... As you can see from our recent orders, we continue to use them because they are easy to acquire and are rapidly deployable."

Carmanah continues to meet the demands of permanent, temporary and emergency airfield lighting requirements for the US military and coalition forces currently operating in the Middle East. For more information, contact Allister Wilmott, the Business Development Manager for Carmanah's Aviation Lighting Division.