All Weather, a developer of weather information systems and meteorological sensors based in California, has received an order to deliver 46 Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) Type II to be used across India.
The systems are to be installed within a year. They will provide crucial data on prevailing weather conditions to operators and aviators, especially in those areas where such monitoring has been unavailable so far.
According to Steve Glander, international sales manager at AWI, the systems have been designed to tolerate harsh environments not only in India but across the globe. This product along with its acoustic weather reporting system will help the Indian aviation industry to provide safer air travel to customers.
All of the 46 systems will be centrally linked to a single command center from where all data input will be monitored and transmitted to one network. The AWOSW will allow remote control of maintenance and monitoring capabilities with fast diagnosis and correction of faulty machinery. As India has many remote areas that need to be monitored, a fault can be identified and its magnitude learnt before sending out a technician to mend the concerned machinery. This will not only improve the maintenance but also save time and costs.
Other sensors being supplied will measure direction and speed of wind, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, the intensity of the sunlight, and visibility.