Honeywell has won a multi-million dollar, multi-year contract to implement a new airfield ground lighting control and monitoring system at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

The company’s Building Solutions division will provide a system that will give tower and technical personnel access to real-time information on approach and runway lighting lamp failures, which in turn the company says will facilitate faster response and repair.

It is also hoped that these efficiencies will translate into reduced flight delays due to unplanned maintenance.

This agreement forms part of the larger expansion effort planned for Changi Airport, which includes the development of a three-runway system.

Honeywell’s smart lighting implementation will span across all three runways and associated taxiways, taxi lanes and apron lighting, as well as facility control and management.

These expansion plans are set to increase the existing traffic numbers of almost 7,000 flight arrivals and departures per week and 58.7 million passengers passing through Changi’s terminals annually.

Honeywell Building Solutions’ market director of airport systems Raghu Seelamonthula said in a statement: “We are excited to have been chosen by Changi Airport Group and look forward to working with them to maintain the airport’s high safety and efficiency record.

“Airfield ground lighting, as a visual aid for landing and taxiing, is an important element of an airport’s equipment [and] Honeywell’s airfield lighting control and monitoring have proven to be highly reliable with equally high availability rates in operations throughout the globe.”

Changi Airport Group’s managing director of engineering and development Koh Ming Sue added: “The new Honeywell airfield lighting control and monitoring system serves as an important cog in our broader expansion plans to help upkeep our safety and efficiency performance even as air traffic demand grows beyond the capacity of our existing two runways.”