Aircraft Warning LightsContarnex is the UK’s leading specialist supplier of aircraft warning lights & obstruction warning lights for tall buildings, wind turbines, tower cranes and all other high-rise structures which may present significant safety hazards for commercial and military aviation.
In addition to system designing and installing European-made aircraft warning lights for obstructions near airports and flight paths, we also provide a comprehensive advisory service to help our clients comply with regulations relating to aviation safeguarding and building safety.
UK AIRCRAFT WARNING LIGHT SPECIALISTS SINCE 1997
As the buildings in our cities get taller, and renewable energy installations like wind farms become more widespread, the need to prevent collisions between aircraft and hazardous high-rise structures is increasingly important.
Contarnex has decades of expertise in keeping aircraft at a safe distance away from buildings and other airspace obstructions en route to airports and heliports, with low, medium and high intensity Light Emitting Diode (LED) warning lights as appropriate.
For instance, on the busy helicopter flight paths along the Thames in London, our aircraft warning lights have been installed to safeguard iconic buildings such as The Shard and Blackfriars Tower. Our lights also protect the Forth Road Bridge, Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi, Samba Bank in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi Plaza in Astana, Kazakhstan and at the new airport on St Helena Island in the South Atlantic from aircraft collisions.
EXPERT ADVICE ON REGULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE
At Contarnex, we understand that staying up to date with all the latest regulations on aircraft warning lights can be a confusing and time-consuming task.
As an important part of our service, we aim to provide our clients with best-practice compliance advice on aviation regulations and recommendations, including the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and UK military regulations covering the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Manual of Aerodrome Design and Safeguarding (MADS). We can also advise on overseas regulations and territories such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Americas and others.
All Contarnex aircraft warning lights are designed and manufactured in Europe in accordance with the most stringent quality controls.
For our customers’ complete peace of mind, our lights are made with the highest quality LEDs for exceptional performance and reliability, and marine grade parts for durability in the most challenging environments. According to your requirements, Contarnex systems can be configured from standalone to ModBus control, with fault and operational monitoring by BMS, GSM and via web browser anywhere in the world.
CHOOSE OUR SPECIALIST AIRCRAFT WARNING LIGHT SERVICE
To see how Contarnex can help you select the right aircraft warning lights for your tall building or other possible airspace obstruction, simply send us details of your specification, design and elevation drawings/plans.
With this information, we will:
- Verify which aviation regulations and recommendations are applicable to safeguarding your tall structure
- Propose a cost-effective configuration of aircraft warning lights for your project, including optimised operation and maintenance, anti-glare measures to minimise light pollution, interfaces to building facades, and integration with other systems (building management systems, GSM, web browsers etc)
Subject to your approval, we can also supply the following services:
- Provide templates for submission to the CAA or other regulatory bodies
- Project startup and progress meetings
- Detailed design services
- Factory acceptance, site acceptance, commissioning and maintenance services
projects that CEL have worked on:
Abu Dhabi Plaza