Airport Weather Advisor®

An Automated Weather Observing System Designed for Your Airport

Airport Weather Advisor®

FAA Certified, ICAO/WMO Compliant Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) for Meteorological Reporting at Any Size Airport

Fully automated reporting of METAR, SPECI, SYNOP, and other reports with available manual report augmentation.

Voice reports via telephone and ground-to-air transmitters (VHF or UHF) are available in English, Spanish, French, and bilingual.

Large airports and airfields with weather-sensitive aircraft benefit from unlimited sensors and sensor locations with the automatic active runway heading detection.  

Secure remote factory support capabilities and an experienced support team ensure your system stays up and running

AWOS Live cloud platform delivers up-to-the-second data anywhere in the world

Airport Weather Advisor® FAA certified systems are available for new installations or replacement of existing systems. Replacement systems can re-use existing infrastructure including concrete pads, towers, and electrical infrastructure. Our FAA certified systems meet all the requirements of Advisory Circular AC 150/5220-16E


‣ Dual barometric pressure/altimeter sensors

‣ Wind speed and direction (mechanical or ultrasonic sensor options)

‣ Temperature/Relative humidity and dewpoint

‣ Visibility/Precipitation identification/Ambient light sensing

‣ Hail and ice pellet detection

‣ Lightning/Thunderstorm detection

‣ Freezing rain detection

‣ Fully automated report generation with manual augmentation

‣ VHF ground-to-air voice broadcast

‣ Voice reports via telephone

‣ UHF data link, optical fiber, or hard-wired communication

AWOS Live real-time web display We also offer backup AWOS using our FAA certified system configurations that meet the FAA’s requirements for backup weather equipment.

Mesotech’s ICAO/WMO compliant Airport Weather Advisor® systems use the same time-tested hardware and software as our FAA certified and military systems. Sensors may be placed in an unlimited number of locations around the airport or airfield to collect the right data from the right places. For example, wind sensors and visibility sensors are commonly placed at multiple locations along a runway.

Customized communication options including spread spectrum or UHF data radios and 4G data transmission
Standard and custom data output formats for integration into regional and national data networks
Runway Visual Range (RVR) reporting using forward scatter visibility sensors
Automatic runway light intensity monitoring (RLIM) for Runway Visual Range (RVR) calculations
Automatic active runway heading detection for producing accurate automated reports based on the most relevant sensors on the airfield

Airport Weather Advisor® has been in use by the US Air Force since 2001 and Mesotech’s military aviation weather systems are the most robust, high availability systems on the market. They are tailored to the specific application and maximize availability and minimize mean time to repair. We offer engineering, logistics support, and helpdesk support to keep mission critical systems up and running.

‣ Triple redundant barometric pressure/altimeter sensors
‣ Cybersecurity and physical security hardening
‣ Redundant power supplies and data collection units
‣ Redundant communication paths (wire, optical fiber, wireless)
‣ Extreme operating conditions/environmental options
‣ Extended run-time uninterruptible power supplies
‣ Backup weather systems

Goldstone Deep Space Communication Complex,
Fort Irwin, California

Bryant Army Airfield,
Anchorage, Alaska

US Air Force Base,
Wake Island


Available for all of our systems, provides a secure live data stream from your AWOS to our cloud platform for viewing using a computer, tablet, or phone. 

No app required
your users simply browse to your dedicated web address and up-to-the-second AWOS data will be at their fingertips.

Where We Are

Mesotech International is a global provider of AWOS aviation systems represented on all seven continents, including Antarctica. No matter where you are in the world, the size of your airport, or the volume of air travel you represent, Mesotech can provide you with a customized and fully compliant AWOS system. Our systems are FAA Type Certified and compliant with all international standards including ICAO and WMO to provide you with up to the minute meteorological reports no matter where you are.
Some of our recent installations include:


Alabama: Redstone Arsenal, Lowe AHP, Hanchey AHP, Shell AHP

Alaska: Fort Wainwright, Bryant AAF

Arizona: Gila Bend AFAF, Libby AAF, Laguna AAF

California: Vandenberg AFB, Edwards AFB, Goldstone DSCC, Bicycle Lake AAF

Texas: Biggs AAF, Robert Gray AAF, Hood AAF, and Laughlin AFAF

Other USAF locations in Lousiana, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Michigan, Hawaii, and Florida


Wake and Shemya Islands

Japan: Camp Zama

Korea: Osan Air Base, Yongsan Air Base

Kuwait: Ali Al Salem AB

Antarctica: Palmer and McMurdo Stations

Sierra Leone: Lungi International Airport

Angola: Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport and 10 others