During a November visit by President Obama to Manchester, PSNH engineers, line workers, and meter readers helped ensure safe travels for Air Force One and other aircraft by changing out the pad-mounted transformer serving Manchester Airport’s (MHT) runway lights. The work was performed near where Air Force One was parked during the President’s visit.
“The runway lights weren’t working correctly, and the source of the problem was a mystery,” says Elizabeth LaRocca, Southern Division community relations manager. PSNH account executive Craig Trottier explains that, “Coincident with the [October] snowstorm, the airport’s runway lights would no longer perform to specification. This caused the airport to run the lights on generator—obviously, an unacceptable condition for the airport and the FAA.”