FAA Certified AWOS

Mesotech supplies FAA certified AWOS for any size airport.
We apply our extensive experience designing, building, and installing systems for the US Air Force to deliver the highest quality AWOS on the market.

  • Our Airport Weather Advisor® systems and software have been in active development and use since 1993.
  • Our systems are fully certified - none of our sensors are "advisory only"
  • We provide training for local airport or third party maintainers to reduce ongoing maintenance costs
  • Our phones are staffed by engineers - we are happy to answer questions whether you're in the market for a system or not. Give us a call!

Interested in AWOS? Call us at 916-368-2020 or send us a message.

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THE BASICS

Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) play a crucial role in flight safety by monitoring and reporting weather conditions. In the United States, the FAA requires that AWOS be certified by the FAA for use in the National Airspace System (NAS).

 

There are only a few companies that supply FAA approved systems. You can find the official list from the FAA at this link.

 

Regular maintenance is required three times per year by a technician who has received verification authority by the FAA. The technician needs FCC licensure (GROL), training on the system, and must pass a hands-on exam.

 

AWOS are available at a range of levels. An AWOS III or higher is required to disseminate data to the flying community via NADIN/WMSCR.

 

 

 

 

 

AWOS LEVELS

AWOS A: Altimeter settings

AWOS A/V: Altimeter setting and visibility

AWOS I: Wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, and density altitude

AWOS II: Wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, density altitude, and visibility

AWOS III: Wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, density altitude, visibility, precipitation accumulation, cloud height, and sky condition

AWOS IIIP: Wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, density altitude, visibility, precipitation accumulation, cloud height, sky condition, and present weather

AWOS IIIPT: Wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, density altitude, visibility, precipitation accumulation, cloud height, sky condition, present weather, and thunderstorm/lightning

AWOS IV Z: Wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, density altitude, visibility, precipitation accumulation, cloud height, sky condition, present weather, thunderstorm/lightning, and freezing rain

FAA AWOS Specifications


The requirements for FAA certified AWOS systems are fully specified by FAA Advisory Circular No. 150/5220-16. To help facilitate fair and open competition in the non-Federal AWOS market, we have put together a set of sample specifications that are based solely on the advisory circular and are not vendor specific.

AWOS I Specification.pdf

AWOS II Specification.pdf

AWOS III Specification.pdf

AWOS IIIP Specification.pdf

AWOS IIIPT Specification.pdf

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