Ritec Retrospective: London Heathrow Airport Control Tower, UK

The UK’s London Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s busiest, a major hub of the aviation world.

The glass of the VCR (Visual Control Room) required daily cleaning to remove dirt in an attempt to maintain good visibility for air traffic controllers. This was however deemed as high maintenance and a better solution was sought.

In 1987, Ritec was called in to renovate and protect the glass on-site with the award-winning ClearShield System™, upgrading the glass to make it ‘non-stick’ and easier to clean. After treatment, ClearShield® protection proved its worth: the maintenance team only felt the need to clean the glass just once a week instead of daily, so cleaning frequency was reduced dramatically by 85%. Not only did the glass require less effort to clean, clarity was optimised for the air traffic controllers.

For more information about Ritec ClearShield®, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

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