Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Made in India aviation weather monitoring system installed at Bengaluru airport

An indigenously-developed Aviation Weather Monitoring System (AWMS) has been installed at the new runway of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).
With this, KIA has become the first airport in the country to install indigenous AWMS technology, developed by Bengaluru-based CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), at both ends of the new runway.
In addition, KIA has installed four Drishti transmissometers – also developed by NAL, in association with the India Metrological Department (IMD) – to measure the runway visibility range (RVR).
KIA has the unique honour of having NAL’s 50th Drishti installed at its runway. With this, KIA now has a total of six Made in India RVRs at both runways, Bangalore International Airport Limited said.
The Drishti transmissometer is acclaimed for precise reporting, helping pilots with an accurate runway visual range. It is suitable for all categories of airports such as CAT I, CAT II, CAT III A & B and measures RVR down to 25 meters.
With AWMS and RVR integrated, the data is displayed on a single display screen. With the web-enabled feature, the data can be accessed, and maintenance carried out from any location.
“At BIAL, we are proud to take the lead to adopt this indigenous technology, which is critical for airport operations. This technology will enable seamless operations at KIA,” said Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL.
23/06/20 Bangalore Mirror
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