The wind and temperature conditions at and above an airport significantly affect the safety and efficiency of departure and landing operations. With continuous and accurate knowledge and understanding of the current wind field, turbulence characteristics and temperature profile, airplane movements can be optimized to significantly reduce the number of delays, enhance the total throughput capacity, increase the safety and improve the comfort of passengers.
AWAIRE® is a new hardware, software and service package, which provides the most complete, accurate and reliable information about upper winds and temperature profiles to bring this to airport controllers, managers, meteorologists and pilots. AWAIRE® uses a variety of the most advanced sensing technologies to continuously measure all relevant wind, turbulence parameters and temperature in the area of the departure and climb paths, precisely and in near real-time. This includes wind speed and direction relative to the airplane as well as both, turbulence (EDR), and vertical wind shear, inversion temperature and density altitude.
AWAIRE®, however, is much more than just measurement and display. Multi-dimensional algorithms combine the output data of the various sensors and measurement technologies, evaluating them synergistically. This significantly increases the reliability of the generated decision supporting information and configurable alerts. Also, AWAIRE® generates a database which can be used for better analytics and prognostics of the meteorological parameters.
AWAIRE® comprehensively displays all information in an intuitively and easily understandable visualization with configurable tools for decision making during approach and departure procedures. Past occurrences can be tracked. Airports with multiple runways are fully supported.
Scintec, the technology specialist in this sector, provides all software, sensors and services. This makes the information output of AWAIRE® very reliable and the acquisition, installation and maintenance of AWAIRE® surprisingly economical.
Unlike conventional systems, AWAIRE® combines the data of multiple remote sensing instruments and performs a synergistic evaluation using algorithms. In this way, the provided set of information is more extensive, accurate and reliable in any weather condition.
AWAIRE® is able to receive and display surface wind and LLWAS data from existing airport infrastructure.
All AWAIRE® information can be exported in XML, CSV or JSON formats.