Vaisala, a provider of weather-measuring equipment and services, has upgraded the quality of its Global Lightning Dataset GLD360. According to the company, the system now features better location accuracy, polarity classification and peak current estimates.
Vaisala, a provider of weather-measuring equipment and services, has upgraded the quality of its Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 “with greater location accuracy, improved polarity classification and peak current estimates,” according to the company.
The FAA has placed a $2.7 million order for Vaisala’s new AviMet PC-based runway visual range (RVR) system, which the FAA recently approved for ATC use. The FAA order includes 16 basic RVR systems. The AviMet system is an automated RVR assessment and reporting system, according to Vaisala, and includes optical sensors for determining optical range and measuring ambient light level as well as a newrunway-light intensity monitor.
The FAA has approved Vaisala’s AviMet PC-based runway visual range (RVR) system for use by FAA ATC facilities in the U.S. AviMet is automated and uses Vaisala’s optical sensors to determine meteorological optical range and measure ambient light, and these are combined with data from a new light intensity monitor via data processing to deliver a calculated runway visual range. The first airport to implement AviMet
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.