State-of-the-Art AWOS IIIPT Installation at Harford County Airport, Maryland Enhances Aviation Safety

Harford County Airport, Maryland, December 7th, 2023 – Harford County Airport (K0W3) in Maryland has made a significant upgrade with the installation of a Mesotech Airport Weather Advisor Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) IIIPT. This important development was officially commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 7th, 2023 and was installed by Mesotech International, Inc. and Automated Weather Specialties, Inc. 


Mesotech International, Inc., based in Sacramento, California, is a leading aviation meteorological instrumentation system manufacturer. Their flagship product, Airport Weather Advisor, is now a key feature at Harford County Airport. This newly installed AWOS represents a significant advancement in aviation safety and efficiency, providing pilots with immediate access to critical weather data through various means such as radio, telephone, or internet. Continuous remote monitoring by Mesotech’s dedicated team of engineers ensures the system's impeccable performance all year round. 

Pilots and aviation enthusiasts now have the advantage of accessing real-time weather data from Harford County Airport via the user-friendly web application, AWOS Live, at K0W3.AWOS.LIVE. 

Strategically located, Harford County Airport serves as an essential hub for a wide range of aviation activities. It is a pivotal general aviation airport catering to diverse operations, from private aircraft to agricultural and commercial flights. The implementation of the new AWOS system underlines the airport's dedication to safety and its commitment to maintaining high operational standards. This system ensures that pilots are equipped with the latest weather information for effective flight planning and safe execution. 

The installation of the AWOS at Harford County Airport is a major contribution to the local economy and aviation safety in Maryland. General aviation airports like Harford County Airport play a crucial role in aerial firefighting, emergency response, business travel, and connecting remote areas, thereby being indispensable to the state's economic and transportation framework. 

Mesotech’s AWOS is known for its real-time monitoring capabilities and remote support provided from their headquarters in Sacramento. The Mesotech team, comprised of skilled technicians and engineers, is responsible for the design, construction, and installation of these systems, as well as handling any support-related queries. This new AWOS installation positions Harford County Airport for enhanced operational efficiency and safety for years to come.


About Mesotech International, Inc. 

Mesotech International, Inc., with over 25 years in the field, is a leader in designing, manufacturing, and installing meteorological monitoring systems. The Airport Weather Advisor, their flagship product, is an FAA-certified and ICAO compliant Automated Weather Observing System. Mesotech, recognized as Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year (Region IX) is a prime contractor for the US Air Force, providing systems, engineering, and logistics support to over 200 military installations globally.