TKH Airport Solutions acquires prestigious contract for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Company TKH Airport Solutions
Date 05.08.2020

TKH Airport Solutions has been awarded the airfield ground lighting (AGL) contract, based on CEDD® technology, for the second runway at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The contract includes a hybrid solution, whereby the taxiways and all other addressable light fixtures will be provided in CEDD® AGL technology – TKH’s innovative contactless energy and communication technology. The main runway will be equipped with LED airfield ground lighting technology.

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport hosted over 35 million passengers in 2019 and is the second busiest airport of Turkey and Europe’s 12th busiest airport. It decided to expand its airfield with a second runway. Sabiha Gökcen’s efforts to improve energy efficiency helping reduce carbon emissions resulted in the airport becoming one of the few LEED certified airports in the world earlier this year. The choice for the TKH CEDD® technology is a great fit with the airport’s environmentally-conscious vision and eco-friendly implementations and will result in substantial reduction of power consumption compared to traditional LED lighting installations.

Erik Velderman, CEO of TKH Airport Solutions: “After an extensive process, we are proud to be selected as the supplier of innovative airfield ground lighting for Sabiha Gökçen. Following several successfully implemented AGL projects with CEDD® technology, the selection by Sabiha Gökçen is proof of our unique and distinctive technology for airfields. We look forward to working on this project with AKBA Technology.”

Osman Aksoy, Co-Founder of AKBA Technology & Defense Industry: “We are delighted that all our hard work to position TKH Airport Solutions with their innovative CEDD® technology at Sabiha Gökçen Airport has resulted in winning one of the most important tenders in Turkey. We now look forward to working on the project with TKH to make it a success and to continuing exploring new opportunities together in Turkey and beyond.”

On-site delivery and installation of the CEDD® AGL system starts with immediate effect. The new runway is scheduled to be open by the end of 2020.

For more information:
Erik Velderman
CEO TKH Airport Solutions
Tel: +31 53 57 32901

Marije ten Vergert
Marketing & Communications
Tel.: +31 613 246 582






About TKH Airport Solutions
TKH Airport Solutions is an innovator in airfield ground lighting. The company provides powerful, reliable LED lighting products as well as future-proof innovative solutions for airfield lighting. With its LED AGL portfolio being well known and trusted upon in the world, innovation has led to a new solution: CEDD® AGL, a revolutionary connectivity system for airfield ground lighting. With its CEDD® AGL solution, the company seamlessly integrates the needs of airports with new airfield network technology.

TKH Airport Solutions is one of the operating companies of Dutch stock-listed TKH Group NV. Being part of the TKH Group, the company can build on a history of 90 years in smart connectivity.

For more information about TKH Airport Solutions and CEDD®, please visit

 About AKBA Technology & Defense Industry
AKBA was founded in 2016 to provide security, defense and air traffic management solutions to government, public institutions and private sector corporations. The company’s solution-focused approach to delivering niche technologies, customized to specific security and aviation requirements, is supplemented by over 24 years of in-house experience and expertise with a network comprising of prominent security and aviation advisors as well as other service partners.

For more information about the company please visit


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