Monday, March 31, 2014

ACEC Recognizes Garver for ARFF Communications Upgrade at Clinton National Airport


The American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas recently awarded Garver an Engineering Excellence Award in the Building/Technology Systems for small projects category for work done on the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport Aircraft Rescue and Firefighters (ARFF) Communications Upgrade project.


Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport had a serious problem with a vital communications system that provides dedicated emergency response communications on the airfield and they needed an immediate solution. Garver provided the technical experience and knowledge to analyze the problem and assemble a solution for providing a replacement system to meet current FAA guidelines, correct system deficiencies, add Dispatch to the overall three-way conversation, and provide several improvements to the old system.

The new crash phone system provides a new, reliable and efficient communications system, thereby helping to better protect the public who use the airport as well as the airport and other agency staff who work on the airfield. The robust, expandable and scalable solution met and exceeded the expectations of the airport, the air traffic controllers, and the firefighters, all of whom utilize the system. The innovative engineering analysis of existing cabling and coordinating new cabling installations in other projects on the airfield kept the project ahead of schedule and under budget. This highly complex system required a unique and specific solution for the airport, and Garver's experienced team provided just that.


Congratulations to our Aviation Electrical Team for winning an Engineering Excellence Award two years in a row. Find out more about last year's award here.

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