CFB Wainwright buys Canadian-made solar airfield lights
The portable solar-powered lights can be stored when the runway is used for purposes other than flight operations.
VICTORIA—Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Wainwright has selected Carmanah Technologies Corp. in Victoria, B.C. to supply solar airfield solutions for runway lighting in a $230,000-deal.
Similar to issues experienced at CFB Trenton in Ontario, runway light cables were deteriorating quickly. the choice was to continue replacing the cable or go solar.
CFB Wainwright is home to the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Center (CMTC). The base also hosts international forces for annual training exercises, which usually includes U.S. Army Aviation Guard units from various states.
CMTC will deploy the A704 lights at the local airfield, which sees extensive flight operations during condensed training events but remains unused during the remainder of the year.
Carmanah’s A704 portable solar-powered lights can be stored when the runway is used for purposes other than flight operations.