Automated airport weather station

February 22, 2010 - 4:08pm

Potomac Aviation Technology (Booth No. 2203) is showcasing SuperAWOS, its proprietary approach to supplying automated pilot weather information, at Heli-Expo. Contained in a single compact unit, SuperAWOS operates on CTAF frequencies, eliminating the need for a discrete AWOS frequency.

May 12, 2008 - 5:03am

Efforts by a Newburgh, N.Y. company to put AWOS readouts on the Internet have met with limited success, but a major AWOS manufacturer gives the idea a good review.

May 9, 2008 - 6:57am

Automated surface observation systems (ASOS) at airports without certified live weather observers have been a boon to pilots, but the information they dispense may be dangerously outdated. According to a warning from U.S. inspector general Kenneth Mead, visibility reports disseminated by the computer-generated voices at the 561 ASOS-equipped airports in the U.S.

May 1, 2008 - 12:16pm

While automated weather observing systems (AWOS) have been a fixture at airports for many years, what some feel is the next generation of the technology has been gaining in popularity. The SuperAWOS, devised by Maryland airport owner David Wartofsky, has had a long and twisting road to certification.

January 4, 2008 - 6:32am

The Texas Department of Transportation has awarded a $700,000 contract for 10 All Weather airport weather observation systems (AWOS). The company’s AWOS IIIP/T systems will be installed at selected Texas airports by year-end. The systems automatically sense wind speed, gusts and direction; temperature; relative humidity; dew point; altimeter setting; density altitude; visibility; cloud height; current weather; and thunderstorm information.

November 14, 2007 - 9:59am

Efforts by a Newburgh, N.Y. company to put AWOS readouts on the Internet have met with limited success, but a major AWOS manufacturer gives the idea a good review.

October 9, 2007 - 11:59am

Airports within six critical areas in the mountain passes of Colorado now have automated weather observing systems (AWOS) in operation since installations started last year under a program paid for by the state legislature and the Colorado Aeronautics Board. Six more installations are to be in operation by next summer.

January 31, 2007 - 9:39am

An automated weather observation system (AWOS) is now in service at Jeffco Airport, Denver. When the control tower closes at 10 p.m. local time, the ATIS frequency (126.25) becomes the AWOS frequency. At 6 a.m. local time when the control tower opens, the frequency reverts to ATIS. AWOS information is available by phone 24/7 at (720) 887-8067.

September 11, 2006 - 6:45am

Business aviation operators using four Mexican airports–Cancun International, Cozumel International, General Ignacio P. Garcia Airport (Hermosillo) and Mexico City International–will find new Vaisala automated weather observation systems (AWOS) in service. The six systems (two at Mexico City and two at Cancun) replace older, existing systems and report current altimeter setting, temperature, dew point and wind speed and direction.

 
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