Furthering the objectives of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda Intercontinental Aiport is now the first in India to own a ‘Made in India’ Aviation Weather Checking Method (AWMS) designed by National Aeronautics Laboratories (NAL). With this, the airport now has six ‘Made in India’ RVRs on each its runways.
The new know-how, formulated by CSIR-NAL coupled with the Drishti Transmission, will support estimate Runway Visibility Selection (RVR) and help pilots with accurate knowledge reporting. This will be a massive leap for Indian aviation.
KIA becomes initially Indian airport to residence Drishti-AWMS
Bengaluru’s KIA experienced beforehand been employing imported instrument-aided systems for landing. These support pilots land the prepare in lower-visibility ailments. They appear in diverse types from Classification I to CAT IIIB which can assist land when visibility is as low as 30 m based on the temperature situations of a unique town.
The new technological know-how deployed at the Kempegowda International Airport is the Aviation Climate Checking System (AWMS) developed by CSIR-NAL, which documents authentic-time knowledge of wind pace, wind course, temperature, humidity, and tension. It aids evaluate RVR and is appropriate for different types —CAT I, CAT II, CAT III-A & B. The process displays info on a one screen and is internet-based which enables maintenance from any locale.
The sensors of the AWMS are mounted on the 10-metre mast, assist for easy maintenance and sliding system. This first-of-its-variety tools is light-weight and eco-helpful intended by NAL with a lifetime of up to 60 yrs. This exclusive structure is suited to the occupied website traffic at the airport.
Bengaluru’s airport has also set up 50 Drishti Transmissioner another special 1st-of-its-variety technological innovation made in India. The transmission has been acclaimed for exact reporting of date and can help pilots land in visibility with as lower as 25m and is effective 24 hours all through the yr even in severe environmental conditions. The Drishti Transmissioner comes at a rate of Rs 20- 25 lakhs, which is a 3rd of its imported counterpart.
Hari Marar MD and CEO, BIAL mentioned about the new developments, “At BIAL, we are very pleased to get the direct to undertake this indigenous engineering, which is essential for airport operations. This technological know-how will permit seamless operations at BLR Airport,” in a statement issued by BIAL.