Elkhart Municipal Airport (KEKM) Gets an Upgrade!

Elkhart, Indiana (May 19, 2022) – Mesotech International, Inc. installed and commissioned an Airport Weather Advisor® AWA-30PT Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) at Elkhart Municipal Airport (KEKM) on May 19, 2022. Airport Weather Advisor® is the flagship product of Mesotech International, Inc, a Sacramento, California based manufacturer of meteorological instrumentation systems. The AWOS supports aviation safety by providing up to the minute weather reports to pilots via radio, telephone, and the internet.    


The new Airport Weather Advisor® installation replaces an obsolete system and brings new capabilities to the airport. Mesotech’s team re-used existing infrastructure to reduce the cost of the installation while ensuring the airport would have the latest aviation weather technology available. The AWA-30PT system at KEKM features a live data feed to Mesotech’s AWOS Live cloud platform, bringing up-to-the-second weather data from KEKM to computers and mobile devices worldwide. 


Elkhart, the city with a heart, sits on the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers in northern Indiana and is the heart and soul of Elkhart County. Home to many different museums including the Midwest Museum of American Art, the National New York Central Railroad Museum, and the hall of Heroes Superheroes Museum as well as the Elkhart Jazz Festival, a three-day event which takes place every year in late June on the banks of the Elkhart River, Elkhart is a vibrant city where culture and commerce combine. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the city became home to numerous musical instrument factories, earning it the name “Band Instrument Capital of the World” and you can enjoy some of these instruments at the Lerner Theatre which sits in the heart of the city and is stunning inside and out. 


The Elkhart Municipal Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located in Elkhart, Indiana; 15 miles east of South Bend, Indiana. The airport has two paved asphalt runways and covers 640 acres at an elevation of 778 feet above mean sea level. The runways are 9/27 which is 6,500 by 120 feet (1,981 x 37 m) and 18/36 which is 4,001 by 75 feet (1,220 x 23 m). Elkhart Municipal Airport also has one turf runway designated 8/26 which measures 2,500 x 100 fee (762 x 30 m). The new Mesotech AWOS system will support the existing general aviation operations at the airport and provide crucial weather data through the city’s cold snowy winters and warm humid summers.  


About Mesotech International, Inc. 

Mesotech International, Inc. is based in Sacramento, CA and has designed, manufactured, and installed meteorological monitoring systems for over 25 years. Mesotech’s flagship product, Airport Weather Advisor®, is an FAA-certified, ICAO compliant, and USAF approved Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) for airports and military airfields. Awarded Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year (Region IX) in 2014, Mesotech is a US Air Force prime contractor who provides new systems, engineering, and logistics support for over 200 military installations worldwide.