VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA (May 25, 2011) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce that a large international airport in Latin America has chosen Carmanah A704-5 solar powered aviation runway and A650 taxiway lanterns as their lantern of choice for emergency back-up airfield lighting for both of the runways on the airfield. The value of the purchase was almost $800,000.
The International Airport experienced a damaging lightning strike earlier in the year that disrupted their grid powered aviation lighting system. For a period of time, runway and taxiway lights were not operational causing a great deal of disruption to the regular flight schedule. Crews worked diligently to repair the lightning damage to the system, but the incident underscored to the authorities the importance of having a self-contained solar powered aviation lighting back-up system not susceptible to damage from lightning strikes. The decision to utilize Carmanah solar powered aviation lights is just another example of the authorities at the Airport making sound decisions in support of traveller safety and operational efficiency.
The Airport already had previous experience with Carmanah solar aviation lanterns and their reliability. Working closely with the authorized Carmanah distributor, Ms. Iliana Fernandez and Mr. Fernando Entrena of Iner Consultores, the airport officials reviewed a variety of different options to provide a secure emergency back-up lighting system and ultimately chose Carmanah A704-5 and A650 solar aviation lights because of their robust design and reliable, trouble free operations.
According to Ted Lattimore, Carmanah’s CEO, “It is great to see an international airport operation appreciating the safety and security available from implementing solar aviation lighting solutions. There are many examples around the world where solar lighting withstands severe weather events permitting an airport to continue operations which otherwise may have been disrupted by power outages. Uninterrupted operations are key for an international airport, and Carmanah solar lights help achieve this goal. We are pleased that our distributor, Iner Consultores, has helped yet another airport client increase their airfield safety standards and operational efficiency by using Carmanah solar aviation lighting products.”
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