Published in Airport Improvement Magazine
March-April 2021 Issue
Pandemic-Era Snow Strategies - Keeping Pavement Cleared and Workers Safe
By Paul Nolan
By January 2020, health officials were aware that a deadly coronavirus could evolve into a global pandemic, but air travel wasn’t significantly affected until two months later. By the second week of April, U.S. air traffic was down nearly 60% from the same period the previous year.
Knowing that late-spring snowstorms can be among the heaviest and hardest to clear, airport operations managers in cold-weather cities like Manchester, NH, and Minneapolis implemented plans to keep their maintenance crews safe while also remaining ready to clear away snow. Thankfully, most of North America was spared significant snowfall for the remainder of the season. The challenge of keeping workers safe increased in late spring as COVID-19 cases rose, but the concern about getting socked with a major snowfall subsided. Read more...
IMPACT: Northumberland innovators making community safer amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
By Dominik Wisniewski,Reporter
As residents have adapted to life during an ongoing pandemic so too have Northumberland manufacturers who have developed new technology to help combat COVID-19.
V13 Policetech Accelerator partners with world leading Team Eagle to pilot CleanRide UV-C™, a scalable innovative solution for killing 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses & bacteria. Enhancing workplace and community safety by addressing viral cross contamination through innovative and cost effective UV-C LED system for frontline essential workers.
The V13 Policetech Accelerator [a joint venture of Cobourg Police Service (CPS) and Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) with the support of FedDev Ontario’s Rural Innovation Initiative] has partnered with Team Eagle, world leading provider of equipment and software for airfield management and maintenance to launch the CleanRide UV-C™ pilot program for killing SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses and bacteria from surfaces and the air in multi-user vehicles. Read more...
ONTARIO’S LIND EQUIPMENT DEVELOPS ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT THAT’S HARMFUL TO MOST LIVING THINGS – INCLUDING THE CORONAVIRUS
The new lights in the mailroom at Global Affairs’ Ottawa headquarters are dangerous. That’s the point. The Ultraviolet C rays they emit are carcinogenic. This makes them harmful to most living organisms – including the novel coronavirus, which is why those lights are there. Read more...
December 9, 2020
Lind Equipment’s Apollo UVC LED System Scientifically Proven to Effectively Kill SARS-CoV-2 (December 9, 2020. Markham, Ontario) - Lind Equipment, a world leader in UVC LED decontamination technology, announced today that their newly developed Apollo UVC LED system has been proven to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus -- the first Canadian-designed UVC LED system proven effective against the virus that causes COVID-19. The development paves the way for rapid, portable cleaning of shared spaces such as medical facilities, long-term care homes, and high-traffic public spaces, all at the flick of a switch. .. Read more
August 13, 2020
Team Eagle is pleased to announce the launch of an Ultraviolet – C LED light designed specifically to help airfield crews to clean surfaces and the air in shared fleets of equipment vehicles.