The celebration of AAAE's annual regional conference marked the first year anniversary of Hi-Lite Puerto Rico, the local regional hub servicing airports throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Since over a year ago, Hi-Lite Puerto Rico, under the leadership of Mr. Carlos H. Vázquez PE has forged a genuine partnership with Aerostar Airport Holdings, the local airport operator and has become and inherent and reliable partner in all matters relating to runway safety and airfield maintenance.

Ismael "Izzy" Bonilla, Chief Business Development Officer for Hi-Lite, opened the conference by moderating "Creating Success through Public Private Partnerships – Operators Perspective" with a panel of airport CEOs from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Peru. Bonilla contributed to the discussion with his previous experience with the privatization of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport as COO of Aerostar Airport Holdings.

Among other highlights of the conference was the presentation on Emerging Technologies from Hi-Lite's Executive Vice President, Calvin McNeely. McNeely had the opportunity to share a variety of the airfield maintenance technologies currently implemented at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport under Hi-Lite's exclusive SMART SMS (Sustainable Maintenance Solutions) program. Some of the technologies featured in the panel included runway friction testing with ASFT equipment and runway rubber removal with combination AEROGREEN 4035 and low-pressure waterblasting. Other technologies featured in the panel discussion included the use of AIRMARK® preformed thermoplastic as a solution for durable markings and the application of FAA P-608 approved GSB-88® sealer to extend the longevity of airport asphalt pavements. McNeely's remarks on the panel discussion included: "GSB-88 and AIRMARK are great solutions for airports considering a superior return-on-investment on their airfield maintenance projects."

Hi-Lite's Caribbean hub has been formed to provide safety and airfield maintenance solutions to airports in the Caribbean and Latin America. Hi-Lite Puerto Rico has the mission to support and enhance the continuous efforts of aviation growth and development in the surrounding region.

Where to locate Hi-Lite Puerto Rico:

Hi-Lite Puerto Rico is located in Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Terminal D, Public Area, Suite D1-5B. Feel free to visit our location on your next visit to La Isla Del Encanto, Puerto Rico!


18 Aug, 15