Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) opens their first ground run-up enclosure across from the Toronto city skyline on April 19, 2017. This GRE is the second facility in Canada, the first being another BDI project completed at the Vancouver International Airport in 2011.
Read more about the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the impacts that the BBTCA GRE will have on the residents of Toronto.
Construction of a new fiberglass blast deflector was completed at the T.F. Green Airport by Blast Deflectors, Inc. earlier this year. The deflector, made completely of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP), was installed near the ILS instruments at the end of the runway to protect Airport Road from departing aircraft. The fiberglass structure weighs about half of what a traditional steel deflector would. This blast deflector was a critical piece of the runway safety area improvement underway at the airport.
Construction of a new Ground Run-Up Enclosure (GRE) is underway and nearing completion at the Seletar Airport in Singapore. The 3-sided acoustic facility, designed and built by Blast Deflectors, Inc., incorporates several of BDI's patented aerodynamic features including Stabile Flow™ vents and Roll Top to maximize usability in various wind conditions. The facility also includes a jet blast deflector in the rear of the facility to divert high velocity jet blast away from the engines and surrounding area during high power operation. The enclosure is sized to accommodate aircraft up to the B757-200.
The Detroit Metro Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly completed Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE), designed and constructed by Blast Deflectors, Inc. The facility can accommodate the largest Boeing aircraft, which is the B747-8 and incorporates special steel cladding engineered to avoid interference with radar and radio frequencies. The GRE will provide acoustic noise attenuation during high power aircraft engine run-ups.
Winnipeg – Blast Deflectors, Inc. (BDI) has completed construction of a state-of-the-art engine testing enclosure at the James A. Richardson International Airport in January of 2012. The facility was designed for performance and endurance testing of new GE commercial and military engines with up to 150,000 lbs of thrust.
The newly constructed GRE at the Vancouver International Airport is the first ground run-up enclosure completed in Canada. The facility designed and built by Blast Deflectors, Inc. accommodates both turboprop and jet aircraft. Built with aerodynamically designed acoustic walls over 50ft (15m) tall the facility minimizes the acoustic impact of ground run-ups on the surrounding community.