ADB has joined with Exel Composites, a leading technology company based in Finland to offer frangible masts and towers for airfield lighting.
A frangible material will break into fragments upon impact rather than deforming plastically and retaining its cohesion as a single object, thus presenting a minimum hazard to aircraft.
This partnership will help ADB expand its solution offering, while ensuring a safer landing for pilots.
As part of this partnership, ADB will offer Exel Composite’s poles & masts, and customize them to suit the geophysical structure of the airport. These products are fully FAA and ICAO compliant, and ensure complete airfield safety.
“Approach lighting solutions help pilots visually identify the runway environment and align the aircraft with the runway, thus preventing any mishaps during landing or take-off,” said
Korpimies, CEO, Exel Composites Plc. “We are extremely happy to work with ADB and look forward to the great opportunities that lie ahead.”
“Most aircraft accidents occur during the approach to landing, or on the take-off phase. It is therefore, extremely important that structures supporting approach lighting should be compliant with international frangibility ruling,” added
ADB. “This partnership with Exel is aimed at bringing two leading airfield brands together to provide a better, secure and concerted offering to the market.”
Exel products will be available at ADB’s booth #322 during the world’s premier airport exhibition, Inter Airport China 2012, from September 26-28 at Beijing.