Please join us in welcoming the following New Airport Members this month:
Francis Eyking, Manager of Operations, Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport
Gerry Lalonde, Manager of Facilities & Maintenance, Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport
Gerry Vanderhoek, Manager, Commercial Services & Passenger Experience, London International Airport
Please join us in welcoming the following New Student Members this month:
Lucie Stevens, Students, British Columbia Institute of Technology
The following Corporate Members renewed their committment this month:
Meeting your Airfield Maintenance Equipment and GSE needs is what we do. Fortbrand Services Inc., has been servicing the airport industry for more than thirty years, providing high performance equipment to meet the needs of airports, airlines and aviation service companies. We deliver a comprehensive range of solutions from a single source – making it fast, easy and cost effective for our customers to work with one supplier. Fortbrand Services Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor for the Vammas line of multifunction, high speed runway snow removal vehicles, the Haige GST20 multifunction sprayer, edge light plow and mower, the Beam A8000 multi-task airport service vehicle, which can be used for glycol recovery and rubber removal, as well as numerous other functions and the Bergkamp FP5 flameless pothole patcher. All multifunction airfield maintenance equipment distributed by Fortbrand Services enables airport operators to make the most efficient use of financial and human resources in the most cost effective manner possible.
Fortbrand Services also offers complete GSE services from one supplier. Our GSE fleet includes virtually all equipment in use at airports, from air starters, de-icing trucks, tow tractors, ground power units, passenger stairs, belt loaders and all other types of GSE. To best address individual budgets and fleet demands, our equipment is available new and used. Fortbrand Services also, offers rental, leasing and financing for all airfield maintenance equipment and GSE.
For more information, contact: Alan J. Stearn, Executive Vice President www.fortbrand.com
GroundEffect provides a heliport design and consulting service assisting hospitals, health authorities, private and commercial operations, helicopter operators, airport commissions, and municipalities with the requirements for heliports. The construction of a heliport is simple enough; however there are specific criteria which the design must adhere to in order to meet Transport Canada standards.
We are very familiar with these standards and have been able to provide the most cost-effective design with the optimum conditions for helicopter service. We have an excellent relationship with Transport Canada and they are very familiar with our heliport work. Services also include the preparation of Heliport Operations Manuals, Corrective Action Plans and Heliport Manager orientation. Some of our heliport designs have required creative ideas in order to meet obstacle limitations and clearances at the site. Over 100 heliport projects have been successfully completed.
Our Location: GroundEffect Aerodrome Consulting Ltd. is located in our new office at the Red Deer Airport, Springbrook, Alberta.
Commitment: Our goal is to provide quality design and consulting services using our knowledge of the heliport standards to create innovative solutions that are responsive to the needs of the client, helicopter operators and the public.
For more information, contact: David Brown, President www.groundeffectac.ca
Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) is a leading consulting engineering firm in North America with worldwide experience in aviation infrastructure and related systems. HMM offers technical expertise in all aspects of airport development encompassing passenger and cargo terminals, airside infrastructure such as aprons, taxiways, runways, airfield lighting and landside infrastructure. HMM also specializes in aircraft maintenance facilities, aviation fueling systems, de-icing pads, airport tunnels, air defense projects and Integrated Airport Systems and Technologies for passenger boarding bridges and aircraft ramp services. HMM provides a full range of multi-disciplinary services including program management, planning and engineering design of airport services and facilities, assessment of land use, economic and environmental impact associated with aviation and airport developments, and management and control of airport construction. Over the past 10 years, HMM has played a major role on airport development projects worth almost $30 billion. Some of these projects were at JFK New York, Newark, Washington Dulles, LAX Los Angeles, Toronto Pearson, Calgary, Vancouver, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, Seattle, Cancun, London Heathrow and Mumbai. One of the company’s largest airport projects is currently at Hong Kong. HMM staff resource numbers some 2,700 in 70 offices across North America.
For more information, contact: Christopher Solecki, Vice President www.hatchmott.com
Hi-Lite Airfield Servicesis a family owned and operated company established in October of 1989. Hi-Lite Airfield Services is the leading AIRPORT RUNWAY and TAXIWAY MARKING contractor in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, Qatar and Dhabi. Hi-Lite Airfield Services also specializes in PAVEMENT REJUVENATION with REJUVASEAL, RESPONSIBLE RUNWAY RUBBER REMOVAL and PAINT REMOVAL and SURFACE PREPARATION, RUNWAY FRICTION TESTING, PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE and AIRPORT CONSULTING.Hi-Lite Airfield Services is committed to providing efficient, high-quality work that also meets time-sensitive maintenance schedules. Utilizing modern, technologically-advanced equipment and a team of professional, knowledgeable, highly-trained technicians; Hi-Lite Airfield Services offers competitive pricing for unsurpassed performance, making Hi-Lite Airfield Services the source for all your pavement marking and maintenance needs. Hi-Lite Airfield Services has built a rock solid reputation. The knowledge and experience of Hi-Lite has enabled us to build a remarkable clientele. Hi-Lite Airfield Services has built a rock solid reputation. The knowledge and experience of Hi-Lite has enabled us to build a remarkable clientele.
For more information, contact: Rhonda McNeely, Vice President, Sales www.hi-lite.com
Liberty Airport Systems is an ISO 9001:2000 supplier of state-of-the-art, secure airfield lighting power and control systems. With over 25 years experience, Liberty offers an unmatched selection of advanced equipment and field services for aviation ground lighting applications, certified in accordance with FAA standards. Every product and system is designed to provide the highest level of reliability and functionality at the lowest possible cost. Using innovative engineering and technology leadership, Liberty delivers intelligent airfield lighting solutions worldwide, to the benefit and safety of airports, airlines and passengers alike. Liberty Airport Systems manufactures turnkey airfield lighting systems of any size, as well as component systems including power, control and monitoring, and network security. Lifecycle services follow our systems from design and implementation, through maintenance and advanced support, to growth management and expansion planning.
Product Offering: L-828 and L-829 Constant Current Regulators (Ferroresonant and SCR type), L-890 Control & Monitoring Systems, Distributed Control & Monitoring Units, Surface Movement & Guidance Control Systems, L-847 Circuit Selector Switches, Switchgear-style Regulator Assemblies, Pre-fabricated Field Electrical Vaults, Network Security Command & Control Solutions, Digital Technology Retrofit Conversions, Vacuum Switch Retrofit Conversions
For more information, contact: Don Gordon, VP, Sales www.libertyairportsystems.com
The Aviation Sector, like no other industry, faces challenges and uncertainties to maintain future growth. Airport operators are under pressure to provide increased security, efficient passenger and cargo processing, constant upgrading of infrastructure while at the same time providing lower costs to airlines, suppliers, and the traveling public. The advent of new aircraft such as the Airbus A380 will demand upgraded runways and navigational lighting systems, enhanced aprons and bridges and larger facilities to process passengers and baggage. To become profitable and maintain this position, airlines and the aviation industry will be constantly reinventing themselves, forming alliances and cost cutting within an ever-escalating framework. Environmental issues, such as carbon dioxide emissions and noise pollution, are a rising concern for those who live near airports and aircraft manufacturers, airports and airlines aim to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and noise pollution produced by new aircraft into the future.
With over 40 years of consulting experience to the Aviation industry, we understand these issues and how they affect our clients and are able to offer in-depth design systems and strategies to manage, sustain and upgrade aviation facilities in a controlled manner. We have deep roots in the aviation field, both through NORR Limited and Giffels Associates Limited, and have the necessary skill sets to keep pace with a constantly changing and evolving industry.
Our experience goes far beyond the obvious design and engineering of terminal buildings, aprons and bridges, runway lighting, deicing systems, and automated airport landing systems to include asset management, cost benefit analysis and risk management. In the end, we believe that integrated teams get the job done and we work hard to ensure that we have the right people working on your project team.
Key areas of expertise include: Terminal buildings; Airline support facilities, offices, lounges, parking, retail design; Hold Baggage Screening and EDS Integration; Pre board Screening and Security; Hangars and support facilities; Automated Aircraft Guidance Systems; Airfield Lighting Control Systems (ALCS); Baggage Handling Control Systems (BHCS); Deicing Facility Design, Construction and Automation; Glycol handling and proportioning systems; Runway Incursion Direct Warning Addressable Message Boards; International and Regional Terminal Architecture and buildings; Cargo facilities and Logistics Consulting services; Design Build options; Asset management; Engineering document management, legacy data and support; Aviation Peer Review. As consultants of choice to many clients within the Airport industry, we commit our full resources to the satisfactory resolution of each project we undertake.
For more information, contact: Rolfe Kaartinen, Principal, Aviation www.norrlimited.com
Our Airport Division specializes in the analysis, planning and design of electrical systems for the aviation industry. Not only do we have a deep understanding of traditional electrical systems and the unique requirements of them within an airport environment but we have considerable experience with airport specific systems. In addition to our engineering design services our team is proficient in producing Master Plans and Feasibility studies for electrical systems and infrastructure. The members of our team are well versed in electrical engineering with respect to airport construction and design. Our experience gives us an important understanding of airport environments and stakeholders needs and objectives. This allows us to be proactive in the successful planning of projects to accommodate airport operations.
• Power and distribution • Lighting and lighting control • Fire alarm • CCTV • Access control • Information systems: Baggage, Flight, Common Use • Baggage handling • Communication systems- public address, telephone, data, synchronized clocks • System integration design • Ground Power Units • Field Electric Centres • Airfield lighting • Revenue and Tenant Metering and Measurement
Our team can provide engineering services for a wide range of projects while applying innovative solutions and embracing proven technologies. With many years of Airside project experience we have the ability to design and administer Airfield projects in a cost effective and timely manner.
Lighting Systems: Design and commissioning of airfield lighting systems including: •Runway approach lighting • ODALS • Taxiway edge lighting • SSALRs • Edge lighting • REILS • Apron lighting • Illuminated signage
Distribution Systems: Design of Field Electric Centres, power cabling, utility connections.
Communication Systems: Design of communication and lighting control systems
Other: Design of services to Fuel oil interceptors, water retention ponds, hangar facilities, and lift stations.
Whether it is designing electrical services to a parking lot, new passenger boarding bridges or a terminal building expansion, our team brings extensive depth in skills, experience and the invaluable understanding of the dynamic nature of airport facilities and operations. Our team embraces sustainable philosophies and supports airport authorities with similar policies providing energy efficient, sustainable and cost effective solutions.
Lighting Systems: Utilizing LED lighting and state of the art control systems lighting related energy costs can be decreased by in excess of 50%. Distribution Systems: Using our knowledge of high voltage distribution systems and Arc Flash hazards, we provide analysis of the primary distribution systems including coordination studies and provide recommendations on Arc Flash hazards and prevention. Communication Systems: With the support of industry certified staff trained in Access control, CCTV, fire alarm and network design in addition to our particular expertise with airport specific systems we can provide creative solutions to communication systems challenges that airport facilities are faced with. Airport Specialists at smp have the combined experience working not only at Canadian airports, but also at airports in the USA and Europe. Working at small regional facilities and at large international hubs, on runway extensions, communication systems upgrades or airport concourse developments, our team demonstrates dedication and committment to the success of every project.
For more information, contact: Ravi Abraham, P.Eng., Partner www.smpeng.com
IAAE Canada Monthly Prize Pack Giveaway!
Our Congratulations to Neil Drachenberg AAE, Airport Safety & Security Manager, Kelowna International Airport on winning September's Prize Pack. Enjoy!