Shady Elshetwy Presenting Best Practices For Led Airfield Lighting At Airports Conference

On Wednesday, March 4th at 9:15am, Shady Elshetwy will present “Operations and Maintenance Best Practices for LED Airfield Lighting” at the 2015 Airports Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Shady’s presentation will highlight LED airfield lighting and its increasing popularity in airfield lighting design at airports across the country. The Burns Group, under the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program, is conducting an FAA-funded research project to investigate and develop best practices for the operation and maintenance of LED airfield lighting systems. At the end of the project, Burns will provide a manual for the maintenance and operations of LED airfield lights at airports nationwide. Shady’s presentation will report Burns’ research findings to-date, compiling operations and maintenance techniques from over 50 airports and all major LEDfixture manufacturers. He will also explain how external factors like bolt torque, vibration, moisture, and circuit configuration affect LED airfield fixtures.

Shady has experience in both the civil and electrical aspects of airfield design and construction. He has been involved in projects involving pavement rehabilitation, grading and drainage, electronic and visual navigational aids, and airfield ground lighting and guidance signs, and has experience seeing projects through construction. Most recently, Shady was on the team for the LaGuardia Runway 13-31 Rehabilitation that included a conversion to LED airfield lighting. Shady previously presented an overview of Burns’ Philadelphia International Airport Runway 9R Replacement Localizer project at a local engineering event. This will be his first presentation at the Airports Conference in Hershey.

Burns is also exhibiting at the conference. Please stop by and visit us in Booth #45!

We hope to see you at the Airports Conference beginning on March 2nd!

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