The Sun Shines on London City Airport
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.”
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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Visibility has improved now and flights will be returning back to normal, some delays may occur due to earlier weather conditions.
flights have been diverted to various places which dependent on airport slots. The airlines will have more info on this.
once the weather has improved their may be slight delays as things try getting back to normal again.
Hi David,we are expecting conditions to improve for 11 but as the weather can be unpredictable we could not confirm.
Visibility is still poor this morning,affected passengers are advised to contact their airlines for more info regarding their flight status.
Hi Kit, If you get off at Royal Albert station, which is on the DLR, it will give you the best views.
Due to low visibility this morning flights to/from LCY are experiencing disruptions. Passengers should call their airlines for more info.
Hi Andy, how long were you waiting for at security ? We will pass on your feedback to our terminal team.
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Hi Alec, we have not received any info that suggests flights will be disrupted for Tuesday. We anticipate a normal service.
Hi Craig, flights have been operating to a normal scheduled today.
hi all London airports are affected, as soon as the fault is rectified we hope to resume normal services as soon as possible.
...as quickly as possible, please contact your airline if you are due to travel.
hi all London airports are being affected, as soon as the fault is rectified we hope to resume normal services...
flights are being affected by technical problems at the NATS control centre, please contact your airline for flight info.
Flights are being affected by technical problems at the NATS control centre, please contact your airline for further information.
..As soon as the fault is rectified we will resume normal service as quickly as possible.
Due to technical issues at the NATS control centre,which controls London's airspace,flights are being disrupted across all London airports..