Highlands and Islands Airports Limited invests in emission-free lighting towers

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited has made a significant investment into new emission-free lighting towers as part of its efforts to become a net zero carbon regional airport group.

Highlands and Islands Airports lighting

Credit: Highlands and Islands Airports Limited.

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) has confirmed a significant investment in a fleet of emission-free lighting towers, supplied by Trime UK Limited.

HIAL had a requirement to renew its lighting sets in line with its environmental commitments and vision to become a net zero carbon regional airport group. The X-ECO BATTERY is entirely emission-free and operates completely silently.

Power to the four energy-saving LED lamps is via a bank of eight industrial AGM batteries. The lights can operate continuously for 72 hours and be recharged in less than eight hours. Overall light coverage is 2000m2

The X-ECO BATTERY lights are already in operation at Benbecula Airport (BEB), Tiree Airport (TRE), Islay Airport (ILY) and Campbeltown Airport (CAL), supporting routine aircraft movements together with facilitating lifeline services and emergency flights.

They will also be deployed on HIAL’s Sustainable Aviation Test Environment (SATE) at Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in the Orkney Islands. The SATE project will create the UK’s first operationally-based, low-carbon aviation test centre. The project includes trialling a host of exciting aviation technologies, including low-carbon aircraft that utilise electric, hydrogen or synthetic fuel to replace conventional fossil fuels.

Owned by the Scottish Ministers, Highlands and Islands Airports Limited is responsible for the management and operation of 11 regional airports serving some of the nation’s remotest communities: Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick John O’Groats.

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