Honeywell has played an important role in the current refurbishing of both the southern and northern runways at Dubai International (DXB) and installation of one of the world’s first complete LED airfield lighting systems.
The project was designed to help the airport accommodate future growth. The company installed more than 8,200 LED lights and 1300 kilometers of cabling in 80 days. According to figures for the Airport Council International, Dubai recently overtook London Heathrow as the busiest airport in the world, serving more than 70.4 million passengers during 2014.
On the southern runway, Honeywell helped construct new rapid-exit taxiways to increase capacity and improve operations. New visual guidance signs and navigational lights were also installed in this initial phase. The northern runway component saw Honeywell transforming the current airfield ground lighting (AGL) to an LED lighting system across runways and taxiways.