CATEGORY: Aviation

PROJECT CASE STUDY

London City Airport (LCY)

Officially opened in 1987 by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, LCY is London’s fifth-busiest airport – behind Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton. It’s also the 14th-busiest airport in the UK. Because it’s close to both Canary Wharf and the City of London, the twin centres of London’s financial industry, in its early days it mainly catered to business travellers. However, the number of leisure destinations, such as Malaga, has increased in recent years.

LCY is the first UK airport to have relocated its air traffic control centre off-site – with the control tower situated 130km away.

THE CHALLENGE

Over the last few years, LCY has been going through a transformation of its passenger experience – by improving and expanding the terminal building. As part of this project, they also decided to renew the building mounted apron lighting to take advantage of new developments in LED technology. They asked us to develop a solution that maximised the lighting on the PIPO Apron and under aircraft wings. But it had to minimise glare for pilots at the same time.

THE SOLUTION

The Titan Series, our flagship line, with its unique and proprietary optic system was perfect for the job. Titan 320 lighting was installed with minimum tilting at 8m height on the terminal building. Job done!

The result? Both ground staff and pilots have reported that the lighting levels have improved significantly – and the glare levels have declined greatly.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Sector:

Aviation

Customer:

LCY

Location:

London, UK

Number of passengers:

4,500,000

Runways:

1

Average stands:

125

Average aircraft movements:

307,736

Project date:

2014

LED floodlights installed:

37

Type:

Titan Series

Lux average values:

25 Lux

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