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The Sun Shines on London City Airport

18/06/2013

The promise of a suntan from a holiday abroad isn’t the only thing about the sun that can be good for the aviation business, as demonstrated by the latest development at London City Airport.

The only airport actually in London, LCY has installed solar-powered lighting systems at runway entry points.  The two runway guard lights, commonly known as Wig-Wags, represent a £10,000 investment in a bid to reduce energy consumption and provide a continuous, 24-hour LED warning system.  The units can run for 120 days without re-charging. 

The initiative will further enhance LCY’s green credentials, which received a boost earlier this year when the airport became Airport Carbon Accredited. 

Kevin Wincell, Airfield Operations Manager at London City Airport said:  “The solar-powered systems will not only save energy and help reduce the airport’s carbon emissions, they will also represent a financial saving in the longer term.  We are currently exploring other options in terms of installing LEDs for airfield lighting and will continue to look for ways in which we can improve energy and cost efficiency by advances in new technology.”

Editors note

London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport situated in London itself, just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End and linked to all via the Docklands Light Railway. Catering for over 3 million passengers and 70,000 movements annually, in 2012 LCY celebrated its millionth flight, 36 millionth passenger and 25 years of operation.  LCY offers a unique rapid transit proposition – a short check in, door to lounge, and a shorter arrival, tarmac to train.  11 airlines fly out of LCY, serving 47 destinations, eight of which were new for 2012, with six further announced in 2013.  The airport has permission to increase its operation to 120,000 movements per annum, which it intends to do by 2023.  Further information about the airport and its services please view our website.

 

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