b'52 DAL OPERATIONSSafeguarding the Data damaged a camera pod. In that case, a Vector technician flew Vectors standard sales agreement with airports includes installationdown and fixed it the next day, with associated costs being of hardware and software. At DAL, the company is also responsiblecovered in the original service agreement. for maintaining and repairing the seven camera pods that recordWhen the equipment needs service or repair, it automatically aircraft tail numbers for billing purposes. Many of the companyssends alerts to Vectors automated monitoring system, which airport customers opt for similar contracts including service andthen reports to both Vector and airport maintenance staff. maintenance. Vector coordinates with airport maintenance staff to diagnose In the last four years, the Vector equipment at DAL has requiredand correct such issues. Typically, an airfield maintenance team major repair twice. Once, a bad windstorm completely destroyedmember drives onto the field and examines the equipment in a unit, and the company replaced it at no extra cost. In the otherquestion, with a Vector technician on the phone. If a major fix is instance, a large lawn mower operating at night significantlyneeded, a Vector employees flies to DAL to repair the equipment. Most maintenance staff at our client airports drive around to inspect the runways and taxiways every day anyway, Coleton says. They can usually easily pop by to put eyes on any equipment that is causing a REGENERATIVE AIR SWEEPERSmaintenance alert. Problems are rare and usually easy to fix. We learn something with For a Deeper Clean every repair, and improve our equipment to be tougher and more reliable with teach build.The Vector systems installed at the airport have several layers of built-in storage redundancy to prevent the loss of aircraft operations data in the event of transmission failures. Company personnel note that the overall system is very tolerant to outages of any particular technology, because the system uses multiple technologies to derive aircraft operations data. The company will adjust the location of camera pods on request. For example, if an airport has a construction project that affects the runway and/or taxiway, the company will Photo courtesy of Meridian Regional Airport move the camera pods to another taxiway for use during the construction. This occurred at ROUTINE CLEANING OF RAMP, RUNWAY, & ROADS DAL earlier this year during the reconstruction Removes FOD that can hide in cracks & crevices of one of the primary runways. Win-Win Proposition Model 600 HSP Options With the PlanePass system in place at DAL for three years, much of the initial skepticism Chassis Mounted Magnet removesLiquid Recovery System removesvoiced by airport users has subsided. By now, ferrous metals at sweeping speedsand recovers standing liquids, suchboth the pilots and the airport realize we offer up to 25 miles per hour. as glycol. a very convenient service by simplifying the Lateral Air Flow Nozzle clearsRunway Sweeper, High Speedbilling process, states Breen. In many ways,debris, such as sand, grass andPerformance. using PlanePass is similar to using the I-PASS snow from runways and taxiways. or E-ZPASS transponders now commonplace [for road vehicles] in many states. Few drivers want to wait in a long line at a toll booth when they can just zip by at highway speed with one of those transponders. We speed up our customers billing processes with our proprietary technology. The system is especially popular with FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 800.258.9626|TYMCO.COM large charter operators and fractional aircraft July | August 2022AirportImprovement.com'