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Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport becomes the 1st airport in India to get AWMS at both ends of the runway

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Bangalore Airport Aviation Weather Monitoring SystemKempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru(KIAB/ BLR Airport) becomes the 1st airport in India to get an indigenously-developed Aviation Weather Monitoring System (AWMS) at both ends of the runway. AWMS is installed by Bangalore International Airport(BIAL). The technology is developed by Bengaluru-based CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL).

Features of AWMS

  • The AWMS sensor has been installed on a 10 meters mast which is a 1st of its kind, designed by NAL.
  • It has many unique features including eco-friendly, light weight & has a life span of over 60 yrs. The sliding mechanism enables easy maintenance .

Drishti Transmissometers

i.In addition to AWMS, BIAL has also installed 4 Drishti Transmissometers to measure the Runway Visibility Range (RVR). The Drishti Transmissometers is  developed by NAL, in association with the Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) .

ii.With this, BAIL has installed 6 Made in India RVRs at both runways.

iii.Drishti transmissometers help pilots with accurate runway visual range & is known for its precise reporting. It is suitable for all categories of airports that include CAT I and II, and CAT III A & B and also has the capacity to  measure RVR down to 25 meters.

Integration of AWMS & RVR

i.The authorities have announced that there will be an integration of AWMS & RVR. After this integration the data collected will be displayed on a single screen. 

ii.The web-enabled feature will allow the data to be accessed and maintenance to be carried from any location.

About NAL:
Headquarters– Bangalore, India
Director– Jitendra J Jadhav