Indianapolis, Indiana (October 6, 2023) – Mesotech International, Inc. installed an Airport Weather Advisor® AWOS-IIIPT Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) at Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport (KUMP), it was commissioned by the FAA on October 6, 2023. This installation was carried out by the skilled team of Mesotech technicians, engineers, and regional maintainers at Harris Airport Systems. This is the second, of three, AWOS infrastructure updates by the Indianapolis Airport Authority using Mesotech systems.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport (KUMP) is a vital general aviation facility located northeast of downtown Indianapolis in Fishers. Established in 1947, it serves as a reliever airport for the larger Indianapolis International Airport and has become a hub for various aviation activities in the region. A notable entity at KUMP is Tom Wood Aviation, a premier flight school that offers comprehensive flight training programs.
Airport Weather Advisor® is the flagship AWOS from Mesotech International, Inc., a Sacramento, California-based company specializing in meteorological instrumentation systems. The AWOS IIIPT provides real-time information on temperature, wind, visibility, cloud conditions, precipitation, and even lightning detection. This critical data allows airport personnel and pilots to plan flights, take off, and land safely. Mesotech's dedicated support team remotely monitors the system, ensuring seamless operation throughout the year. Instant data access is available to pilots via a radio system and through the web-based application AWOS Live at KUMP.AWOS.LIVE.
Highlights of the AWOS-IIIPT system for the Indianapolis community:
- Safety: The local community can feel secure, knowing their skies are under constant and vigilant weather monitoring. The accuracy of weather data is particularly crucial at KUMP due to its active flight school and the significant presence of novice traffic that depends on it.
- Economic Growth: The AWOS system cements Indianapolis Metro Airport's ability to serve as a reliable reliever airport to Indianapolis International Airport.
- Environmental Benefits: The AWOS-3PT system, with its precise weather analytics, aids in streamlining flight routes, which in turn minimizes fuel waste and reduces emissions.
- Upholding High Standards: The FAA-commissioned AWOS-3PT system adheres to rigorous FAA guidelines and maintenance schedules, ensuring it’s safety and quality.
About Mesotech International, Inc.
Mesotech International, Inc. is based in Sacramento, CA, and has designed, manufactured, and installed meteorological monitoring systems for over 30 years. Mesotech’s flagship product is Airport Weather Advisor®, an FAA-certified and ICAO-compliant Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS). Airport Weather Advisor® enhances flight safety for civil and military aviation through accurate, reliable automated weather reports delivered to pilots in the air and worldwide via Mesotech’s AWOS Live cloud platform.