MAHB partners Honeywell on airfield lighting project

By NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / Pic By TMR

Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASB) has partnered Honeywell International Inc to execute a multiyear, multimillion dollar airfield lighting control and monitoring system project at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said in a statement yesterday that Honeywell’s technology is chosen to administer airside systems and provide live location feed on lamp failures to speed up responses to the project, which will last for more than a year.

MAHB MD Datuk Mohd Badlisham Ghazali said the collaboration would increase capacity, safety and efficiency at KLIA, especially during airside operations.

“Our collaboration with Honeywell is in line with our commitment to maintain safety, improve efficiency, drive performance and reduce operational expenses, while we comply with the international regulatory standards,” he said.

Honeywell Asean president Briand Greer said with its global experience in aviation and airports for over a century, Honeywell has the leading portfolio of solutions and services.

“We look forward to continuing our work with KLIA to support their runway improvements and passenger terminals,” he said.

“Honeywell’s computerised control and monitoring system facilitates the operation and observation of these lighting installations, and ensures that safety requirements are met,” Greer added.

Airfield ground lighting is used for visual aids during landing and taxiing. Approaches, runways, taxiways and aprons lighting installation enable pilots to navigate the modern airports’ layouts.

Comprising a single-lamp control and the monitoring of Runways 1 and 2, as well as

the KLIA building management system, the project is an upgrade of a collaboration between the airport operator with the building solutions group.

The project will place KLIA among the most technologically advanced airports in the world, capable of moving towards the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Level 4 or A-SMGCS Level 4, or better known as “follow-the-green” technology.