Explained: Bengaluru airport installs aviation weather monitoring system, how it works

Discussed: Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport installs aviation temperature monitoring program, how it functions

Furthering the goals of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Aiport is now the initially in India to own a ‘Made in India’ Aviation Weather conditions Checking Technique (AWMS) designed by Nationwide Aeronautics Laboratories (NAL). With this, the airport now has six ‘Made in India’ RVRs on equally its runways. 

The new technology, made by CSIR-NAL coupled with the Drishti Transmission, will assistance estimate Runway Visibility Array (RVR) and help pilots with correct details reporting. This will be a enormous leap for Indian aviation. 

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KIA turns into first Indian airport to household Drishti-AWMS

Bengaluru’s KIA had formerly been employing imported instrument-aided devices for landing. These help pilots land the strategy in reduced-visibility problems. They occur in unique categories from Group I to CAT IIIB which can assist land when visibility is as very low as 30 m dependent on the weather conditions ailments of a distinct metropolis.

The new technology deployed at the Kempegowda Worldwide Airport is the Aviation Climate Checking Procedure (AWMS) created by CSIR-NAL, which data serious-time facts of wind speed, wind course, temperature, humidity, and strain. It can help evaluate RVR and is suitable for many types —CAT I, CAT II, CAT III-A & B. The procedure displays knowledge on a single monitor and is internet-centered which enables upkeep from any spot. 

The sensors of the AWMS are mounted on the 10-metre mast, support for quick maintenance and sliding system. This initial-of-its-type tools is lightweight and eco-helpful designed by NAL with a  daily life of up to 60 years. This unique style and design is suited to the chaotic traffic at the airport. 

Bengaluru’s airport has also mounted 50 Drishti Transmissioner a further distinctive to start with-of-its-style engineering produced in India. The transmission has been acclaimed for specific reporting of day and can help pilots land in visibility with as reduced as 25m and is effective 24 hours throughout the calendar year even in harsh environmental circumstances. The Drishti Transmissioner comes at a value of Rs 20- 25 lakhs, which is a 3rd of its imported counterpart. 

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Drishti Transmissioner designed by NALCSIR-NAL website

Hari Marar MD and CEO, BIAL explained about the new developments, “At BIAL, we are proud to get the guide to undertake this indigenous technology, which is crucial for airport operations. This know-how will help seamless operations at BLR Airport,” in a assertion issued by BIAL.