Honeywell Lighting Technology Enables a—Bright" Future for Dubai International
February 17, 2015
Drawing on its technology expertise and global talent, Honeywell played a key role in refurbishing both the southern and northern runways at Dubai International (DXB), installing one of the world's first complete LED airfield lighting systems.
The recently completed project was designed to help the airport accommodate future growth by implementing technology to enable more efficient, reliable and sustainable operations. Honeywell installed more than 8,200 LED lights and 1300km of cabling in just 80 days. Most critically, the airport remained operational throughout the entire program.
These improvements are critical to the airport's long-term viability and success. According to figures for the Airport Council International, DXB recently overtook London Heathrow as the busiest airport in the world, serving more than 70.4 million passengers during 2014.
“We are extremely proud to have been a part of the DXB runway refurbishment success story. This project is a game-changer in terms of promoting efficient, safe and reliable airfield operations,” said Norm Gilsdorf, president, Honeywell Middle East, Russia and Central Asia. “Dubai's aviation sector has experienced phenomenal growth and we commend Dubai Airports for its forward-looking approach. The airport has set a blueprint for innovation across the Middle East and the world.”
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