The wind 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 and turbulence characteristics, 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 is designed to provide the most complete, accurate and reliable information about upper winds 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 and turbulence parameters in the area of the departure and climb paths with high distance resolution, 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.
AWAIRE®, however, is much more than just measurement and display. It generates a database which can be used for better analytics and prognostics of the meteorological parameters at exactly the airport location. Unlike with conventional systems, multi-dimensional algorithms combine the output data of the various sensors and
evaluate them synergistically. This significantly increases the content and reliability of the generated decision supporting information and configurable alerts.
Finally, 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.
Airport Optimization Solutions
Decision making tool for all wind-related airport operations
Wind and wind shear alerts
Turbulence and inversion temperature alerts
Integration of Multiple sensors data (e.g. acoustic wind profiler, radar wind proﬁler and RASS)
Algorithms for improved information content and quality
Decision-supporting visualization of current and historic data
Fits all airports and weather conditions
Less ﬂight delays
Less ﬂight cancellations
Enhanced transportation capacity
Improved passenger comfort
Comparisons - AWAIRE® vs. Conventional Systems
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® Software and Services
Radar Wind Proﬁler LAP3000
Sodar Wind Proﬁler MFAS
Vertical wind shear
Temperature difference to standard atmosphere
Effective density altitude at ground
For other hardware configurations or integration with preexisting hardware, please consult (!!!a consulting "button" should be included here!!!).
*Description of Configurations and Options*
AWAIRE® provides information and alerts of the most important upper air wind and temperature profile related parameters, including wind speed and direction relative to the airplane (head, tail and cross), turbulence intensity, vertical wind shear and air temperature in the climb path. This allows the pilot to determine the maximum carrying load of the airplane and to make the departure and climb safe and comfortable. It is able to receive and display surface wind and LLWAS data. All AWAIRE® information can be exported in a non-proprietary format.
The set of sensors actually installed and used can be selected to fit the geographical, climatological, and operational specifics.
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.
AWAIRE Aviation is a hardware, software and service package which is designed to provide the most complete, accurate and reliable information about surface and upper winds and to bring this to airport controllers, managers, meteorologists and pilots. AWAIRE Aviation uses a variety of the most advanced sensing technologies to continuously measure all relevant wind and turbulence parameters in the area of the departure and climb paths with high distance resolution, 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.