CATEGORY: Aviation

PROJECT CASE STUDY

Pisa Airport (LIN) Mobile Tower

Officially known, Pisa Galileo Galilei International, after the famous scientist who lived in Pisa, PSA was first developed for the military in the 1930s and 1940s. PSA is now the major airport for the region of Tuscany – a favourite with holidaymakers and house-hunters alike. It’s also the 10th largest airport in Italy in terms of passenger numbers.

THE CHALLENGE

PSA had to remove a mast due to some renovation work, leaving a cluster of four stands without ICAO compliant illumination for a period of over six months. Meaning the airport was going to lose capacity in the evening during its busiest months until a new mast was erected. Also, of course glare had to be taken into account and kept to an absolute minimum.

THE SOLUTION

As part of the project brief, PSA asked us to consider using two existing lighting poles to deliver the lighting needed. After a site visit, however, we told them this was physically impossible. The poles were just too far from the areas that needed illuminating to provide the 20 Lux and 0.25 Uniformity levels required. But we did have a solution… our Mobile Tower Series.

Designed specifically for large area lighting with low glare conditions, the Mobile Tower Series is adaptable, compact, and easy to transport. It features an adjustable 9-metre vertical, hydraulic mast with four highly efficient, asymmetric 326W LED Titan floodlights. The Series is perfect for heavy-duty mission-critical applications where speed, quality, and reliability are paramount. And thanks to our proprietary systems, glare from our Mobile Towers is never an issue.

With just two of these towers we were able to provide instant ICAO compliance for the areas that needed lighting. This gave us plenty time to plan and deliver two new poles as a permanent solution.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Sector:

Aviation

Customer:

PSA

Location:

Italy

Number of passengers:

5.387,558

Runways:

2

Average aircraft movements:

42,815

Project date:

June 2017

LED floodlights installed:

2 x Mobile Towers equipped with 4 x Titan 320 each

Type:

Titan Series

Lux average values:

20+ Lux

Uniformity:

>0.25

2 x Mobile Towers equipped with 4 x Titan 320 each

LED floodlights installed

>0.25

Uniformity

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