“We appreciate the support extended by Eland in terms of delivery for many of our orders.”
The smooth running and safe operation of the world’s airports, both civil and military, is critical given today’s ever-increasing demand for efficient and effective business and holiday travel and specialist defence requirements. Eland Cables’ range of airport cables is designed with operational reliability in mind, and covers all safety-critical applications,
from airfield lighting and high-speed data cabling for air traffic control, to emergency power connectors.
They are designed to withstand exposure to water, UV radiation, defrosting fluids, oils and greases, to ensure the continuous operation of lighting systems alongside runways, taxiways and airport buildings.
Airport Cable Solutions
Airfield lighting cables
Primary and secondary circuit connection cables to deliver directional and emergency lighting to runways during take-off and landing, and to taxiways and apron. Available as 2kV and 5kV, sheathed in PVC or High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), with metallic screening and armour as required. These cables meet the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), as well as national standards including the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Baggage handling systems
Whether passenger luggage or freight, baggage handling systems are an essential service within an airport terminal, moving large volumes of cargo to and from aircraft in a timely and labour-efficient way. They require strict control and monitoring systems.
Airport terminal building cables
Passenger terminals are an essential part of an airport experience. They have a combination of visible services such as travellators and escalators, and less obvious services such as fire suppression systems and fire-resistant cables.
Data transmission and critical services
From essential information to air traffic control tower screens to information screens that give timely information to passengers on the status of their flight, the volume of data being transmitted around an airport terminal is huge and required with minimal data transmission lag.
Aircraft Ground Power Unit cables (GPUs)
400Hz airplane ground support cables provide a critical link between the aircraft and the Ground Power Units (GPU) and aircraft. You can see dozens of our orange cables powering aircraft every time you fly in and out of London’s Heathrow Airport.
Supplying cables for key applications around the world
Our airport cables solutions cover the full spectrum, from cable design to meet specific applications' requirements and national standards to international logistics to site. Recent projects include the supply of low voltage cables to ABB for new control panels in Dubai International Airport and armoured low-smoke zero-halogen medium voltage cables (MV SWA LSZH) powering Paphos International Airport in Cyprus. Other projects include the design of customised telecommunications cable meeting the specific requirements of the Department of Civil Aviation for Yangon International Airport, in Myanmar.
In Angola, we are involved in most of the country’s airport projects. These include recent work at Catumbela
International Airport, Namibe International Airport and Luanda International Airport, where we supplied fire-resistant power cables, medium voltage cables, fibre optic, control cables and cable accessories covering various parts of the airport including the airfield lighting for runways, control towers, fire stations, roads, substations and terminal buildings. We also offer the full range of BASEC approved and LPCB-approved enhanced fire performance cables that have been installed in Terminal 1 at Manchester International Airport.
Our technical expertise and reliability have made Eland Cables the partner of choice for the supply of cables to major airport projects around the world.
British Airports Authority (BAA)
Construction of London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.
Primary and secondary circuit airfield lighting cables for lighting systems alongside runways, taxiways and the new airport terminal.
Ground power unit cables for the critical link to aircraft on the ground.
Eland Cables Solution:
- Eland Cables' technical team worked with contractors and specifiers to identify the correct airfield lighting cable to meet regulatory bodies and application requirements. Full technical specifications and independent test reports were submitted in support of the proposed cable
- Eland Cables' 400Hz extra-flexible orange ground support cable was selected to provide the link to GPUs in the aircraft bays
- These cables were delivered according to a challenging and precise delivery schedule to comply with the site's logistical requirement
Key FactsAirport cables specialist Expert cable logistics Technical support
Construction of Paphos Airport
Requirement:100km of cables, including power and fire-resistant cables
Eland Cables Solution:
A complex delivery programme using air, sea and road transportation ensured that the project was completed on schedule
Key FactsFire performance cable specialist Expert international logistics
Dubai Airports United Arab Emirates
Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport
United Arab Emirates
Construction of Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport.
Immediate supply of UL-approved Tri-rated panel wire from 0.5mm2 up to 240mm2.
Eland Cables Solution:
Tri-rated cable supplied from one of the most comprehensive tri-rated portfolios in the cable industry.
Despatched on the same day the order was received in the full range of RAL colours.
Key FactsComprehensive range of UL-approved tri-rated cables Fast response and fast delivery Expert international logistics
Namibe International Airport Angola
Namibe International Airport
Construction of a new runway
Requirement:Airfield lighting, secondary circuit and fibre optic cables
Eland Cables Solution:
Eland was able to deliver within the four-week deadline when other suppliers could only commit to eight weeks
Key FactsAirport cables and accessories Short manufacturing lead times Expert international logistics
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The Cable Lab®
UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory
The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.
For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.
Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.
About Eland Cables
Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.
Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.
Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.
We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.