By Anthony Capkun
January 7, 2013 – The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) announced the Campbell River Airport and the City of Campbell River will co-host the 2013 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW) September 23-29 at Painter’s Lodge.
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Past workshops have attracted delegates from across Canada, the United States, Europe and China. The workshop serves as a forum to discuss issues of national scope, and allows airport technical personnel from different sites to interact and exchange information of mutual interest. Presentations will include subjects related to operating and maintaining airport building electrical systems, airfield electrical infrastructure, energy management and renewable energy systems.
Opportunities are given during the plenary sessions for delegates to introduce topics for discussion, and suggest solutions to daily problems. Delegates also network with staff at various airports and with equipment suppliers, which can be invaluable when dealing with future electrical issues.
Again this year, CANEW—along with partner companies—will provide specific training sessions that will cover some of the specialized equipment and procedures that electrical staff encounter at airports in Canada. CAEA will provide some specific training sessions (along with attendance documentation) to help airport electrical staff gain or refresh the specific and unique training they require. This year’s training will cover “Constant Current Regulators” and “Electrical Safety and PPE”. This, in turn, will help airports meeting training requirements and improve airport safety and operations.
In conjunction with the workshop, CANEW will feature a tradeshow where delegates can meet suppliers and equipment manufacturers to see the latest available technologies. For many delegates, this is an opportunity for them to establish contacts and make arrangements to purchase equipment. In addition, they can receive support from suppliers at a personal level resulting in cost savings to their airport’s operation.
Photo from CANEW 2012, St. John’s, NL, A. Capkun.