Training & Education
Specialized airport electrical training at CANEW 2014
By Anthony Capkun
February 19, 2014 – The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) is co-hosting the 2014 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW) with the Regina International Airport in Regina, Sask., September 29 to October 3.
CHECK OUT our video from the 2012 CANEW, “These electrical flyboys keep our airports running!”.
Past workshops have attracted delegates from across Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and China, from organizations such as the Department of National Defence, Transport Canada and Public Works & Government Services Canada. The workshop serves as a forum for discussing issues of national scope, and allows airport technical people 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.
Along with partner companies, CANEW 2014 will again provide specific hands-on training sessions covering some of the specialized equipment and procedures that electrical staff encounter at airports across Canada. CAEA will provide specific training sessions—with attendance documentation—to support and assist airport electrical staff as they gain or refresh the specific and unique training they require.
This year’s training will cover “Fixture Installation and Aligning” and “Strobe Lighting Maintenance”.
Opportunities are given during the plenary sessions for delegates to introduce topics for group discussion, provide solutions to everyday problems, and seek assistance from the group with problems they have encountered. Delegates also network with staff at various airports and equipment suppliers, which is invaluable when dealing with future electrical issues at their airports.
In conjunction with the workshop, CANEW features a tradeshow where delegates can meet suppliers and equipment manufacturers to see the latest 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.