Mission “Boosting acceptance” celebrates 3rd company anniversary
Lanthan Safe Sky continues to grow in year of record activations
- In its third anniversary year, LSS is further expanding its role as ADLS market leader with activated systems on more than 750 wind turbines.
- The growth course of LSS is also reflected in the number of new hires in all areas of the company.
- Pace of ADLS implementation phase to increase further in the coming months to ensure timely activations
Walldorf, April 06, 2023
On April 6, 2020, Lanthan Safe Sky was founded with the mission to drive the uptake of wind energy through innovative technology. “Transponder-based aircraft detection lighting systems (ADLS) are a success story for everyone involved,” summarizes Managing Director Henning von Barsewisch. “For us as a company, for the wind farm operators in Germany and for wind energy as a whole. But despite all the progress, our journey is only just beginning – especially with regard to other countries.”
It is a crucial year for on-demand night-time lighting: the conversion deadline is December 31, 2023, after which night-time lighting will only be switched on when necessary. In view of the supply chain problems of the past year, this is a challenging final spurt for both suppliers and operators. “There was certainly no shortage of challenges,” reports Henning von Barsewisch. “I am proud of our team that, despite all the adversity, we are now in a very good position to retrofit all the wind turbines already under contract on time. I would also like to thank our customers and business partners, as it would have been much more difficult to accomplish this complex task without trusting cooperation.”
“We have already switched off the lighting at night on 750 wind turbines following official approval, and more will follow quickly in the coming months. Our solid approval process and increased supply chains are now paying off,” reports CTO Christian Hammer. In order to cope with the huge demand from customers, LSS significantly increased its workforce, especially last year: In 2022 alone, 14 new employees joined the market leader’s team. The number of permanent employees has now grown to 27 (as of March 2023), plus a large number of service providers. “There is a great need for qualified colleagues who want to help shape a growing company and contribute to increasing the acceptance of wind energy. We currently have a further 12 vacancies in almost all areas of the company,” says Christian Hammer.
The topic of demand-controlled night-time marking is also becoming increasingly relevant internationally. In the Netherlands, LSS activated the country’s first ADLS system last year. Other countries, above all France, are currently evaluating the legal basis for a mandatory ADLS system similar to that in Germany. “We are delighted with the great interest, which further encourages us in our work,” says Henning von Barsewisch. International visitors to the Wind Europe trade fair in Copenhagen will have the opportunity to find out more in person from the LSS team at stand C3-A67 from April 23.
About Lanthan Safe Sky GmbH
Lanthan Safe Sky GmbH’s mission is to make the sky safer and nights darker. It emerged from the founders and players of Lanthan, Air Avionics and RECASE and thus combines the expertise of a leading provider of obstacle marking systems, an aviation-approved avionics system manufacturer and an experienced engineering and consulting service provider in the field of renewable energies.
The companies involved came together years ago to bring secure, cost-effective and sustainable detection technologies to market maturity with the Transponder ADLS.
They worked hard over a long period of time to create acceptance for this young technology. With success, as a broad consensus was reached: New legal regulations in countries such as Germany, but also at the ICAO, the world’s highest-ranking international civil aviation organization, allow the use of transponder ADLS technology, which is emission-free and based purely on the reception of data that every aircraft transmits anyway.
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