Airport Store: Equipment & Products Guide
Efficiency and safety are two top priorities at airports. People want to get where they’re going on time, and they want to get there safely. They also want to have a safe and comfortable experience while at the airport. There are a number of products that help accomplish all this. Let’s take a look at those offered by CrowdControlStore.com, and how each one can help airports operate smoothly
CLOSURE MARKERS AND FLAGS
Crystal clear identification is very important at any airport, particularly on tarmacs and runways. FAA compliant safety flagscan clearly mark vehicles, poles and other obstructions so they can be seen when needed. The checked white and bright orange pattern, as well as the 36 inch by 36 inch size, ensure it’s highly visible.
Closure markers communicate to pilots which runways are closed for takeoff, taxiing and landing. There are two types available, and both share a yellow coloration and an “X” shape. However, one type is vertical model made of steel tubing with white and amber lights for extra visibility, while the second is made of nylon and lies across the runway, relying on the coloration to be seen. The nylon version is far more economical than the steel version.
LOW PROFILE AND AIRPORT BARRICADES
Low profile airport barricades are designed to be able to maintain their position even in the face of jet blast, prop wash, wing vortex, or any other aircraft related currents that would blow away taller barriers. This makes them great for under construction or off-limits areas on airport runways and tarmacs. Their bright orange coloration ensures they can be seen, and barricade flags are available for a little extra visibility.
AIRPORT SAFETY EQUIPMENT
In general, you want to enhance visibility whenever possible in an airport setting. For the individual, brightly colored hard hats,fluorescent caps and reflective safety belts and make sure you’re seen even in low visibility conditions. Powerflare safety lights can increase that even more.
Retractable belt stanchions, delineator posts, cone toppers andwarning barriers are all available in vibrant color options to ensure they’re seen, allowing you to create an effective visual barrier perimeter for areas you’d wish to block access to. Extra long belt barriers are particularly effective for runway/tarmac applications to direct foot traffic or mark areas as off-limits.
BIRD AND WILDLIFE CONTROL
At an airport, it’s of paramount importance that the airplanes are the only thing in the sky. Bird strikes can damage planes and, in extreme cases, cause an emergency situation. There are many deterrents available to discourage birds away from certain areas, from bird nets and spikes that make it difficult for them to land, tosonic repellers that emit noises that disorient birds to ward them away from specific locations. There are also visual repellers, which include decoys shaped like owls or coyotes to simulate predators.
SECURITY GATES, TURNSTILES, SCANNERS AND DETECTORS
Safety and security extends beyond the runway and tarmac, and definitely applies to within the terminals as well. Swing gates,stadium style turnstiles and optical turnstiles can prevent access to off-limits areas, as well as ensure that people don’t wander into areas without passing through security checkpoints.
Airport batons and wands are helpful for marshaling airplanes as well as guiding traffic. Their LED lights make them a great solution for low-light situations, and they can be used anywhere from parking lots to construction zones and traffic emergency areas, in addition to airport tarmacs.