Techbytes May11

Aircraft Comparison Tool Globalair.com’s comparison tool has been expanded so not only can users compare specific make and model, they now may use it to compare aircraft across a specific platform. Not only can users compare side by side an...


Solar Wind Cone System

ADB Airfield Solutions introduces a new cost-effective LED Solar Wind Cone System (SWCS) that offers reduced maintenance cycles, easy installation and relocation, and a clean, renewable energy source with the lightest environmental footprint. ADB’s SWCS consists of either an L-806 or L-807 solar-powered wind cone (SWC) and a Solar Engine Power Supply (SEPS). The SWCS provides visual surface wind direction and velocity information to pilots in flight or on the ground. The SEPS incorporates the latest capabilities in solar technology, hardware, and software to provide power and control to the SWC, says the company; www.adb-airfield.com.

Vehicle Tracking Solution

Era, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc., announces that Finavia, Finland’s air navigation service provider (ANSP), has selected Era to supply 135 of its latest-generation Squid vehicle tracking units at the Helsinki Airport in Finland. The Squid units will support the airport’s advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS). Due to the amount of ground movements, Finavia sought vehicle tracking units that could best provide air traffic controllers with surface situational awareness to enhance the safety and efficiency of ground operations at the airport; www.sra.com.

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