Burns Aviation Experts Participate In Airfield Panel At ACC/AAAE Symposium

On Thursday, March 3rd at 4pm, Chuck Dennie will present “ACRP 09-09 Update: Best Practices for LED Airfield Ground Lighting” as part of the “Sustainability Improvements: Airfield Electrical and Lighting Update” panel at the ACC/AAAE Planning, Design & Construction Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Chuck’s presentation will cover Burns’ FAA-funded research project, conducted under the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), to investigate and develop best practices for the operation and maintenance of LED airfield lighting systems for airports nationwide. The Airfield Lighting System Operation and Maintenance Report, published in January 2016, provides guidance for operating and maintaining LED airfield ground lighting systems, including taxi guidance signs, elevated light fixtures, and in-pavement light fixtures.

Chuck has expertise in electronic and visual navigational aids, airfield ground lighting and guidance signs, airfield lighting vaults, and medium and low voltage power distribution system design. Previously, Chuck has presented at numerous airfield lighting conferences, including the IESALC Conference, the Annual Hershey Airports Conference, and the ACC/AAAE Planning, Design & Construction Symposium.

David Kipp, Vice President of Technology Services at Burns, will moderate the “Sustainability Improvements: Airfield Electrical and Lighting Update” panel. Dave’s panel includes industry experts who will provide an overview of ACRP09-09 – Best Practices for LED Airfield Ground Lighting; a case study of the extensive LED airfield lighting improvements and energy savings implemented at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport; and a discussion of the benefits of implementing an asset management plan for airfield lighting systems. The speakers on the panel include a mix of airport, consulting engineering, and manufacturing personnel to ensure a multi-faceted perspective on this topic.

For 30 years, Dave has devoted his professional career to the development of technology systems to support airports’ infrastructure needs. Dave’s experience includes critical infrastructure protection, information technology strategic planning and engineering, mission critical facility development, and special systems. He has managed numerous large technology infrastructure projects in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and is a recognized contributor to the fields of aviation technology and public security.

The ACC/AAAE Planning, Design & Construction Symposium is considered the preeminent technical event for airport professionals, and offers workshops covering the latest information and developments affecting the aviation industry.

We hope to see you at the Design Symposium beginning on March 2nd!

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