Airport Weather Advisor™
AWA™ utilizes a collection of highly accurate sensors and advanced computer algorithms to automatically measure meteorological parameters, analyze data, and broadcast certified aviation weather reports. FAA commissioned systems fulfill various Federal Aviation Regulations, enable the creation of published flight plans, and support reporting to the National Weather Service.
➤ 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
➤ ISO 9001:2015 Certified, FAA-Certified, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Compliant, WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Compliant
- FAA Certified AWOS
- ICAO/WMO Compliant Systems
- Military Systems
Airport Weather Advisor™ FAA certified AWOS 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
AVAILABLE FEATURES INCLUDE:
- 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.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
‣ 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.
SOME AVAILABLE OPTIONS INCLUDE:
‣ 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,
US Air Force Base,
More than an airport weather station. AWA™ Automated Weather Observing Systems consist of an outdoor airfield station with meteorological sensors, an indoor central processing station, and a secure proprietary cloud platform AWOS Live. AWA™ is designed for continuous 24-hour cloud data remote monitoring and access through AWOS Live. AWA™ is configurable to meet the needs of any airport, heliport, or vertiport.
Always Connected - AWOS Live
AWOS Live is a mobile-friendly web application for your airport that brings up-to-the-second Aviation Weather Data to your fingertips!
Data is securely streamed live to our cloud platform using the latest in Internet of Things (IoT) technology, allowing users around the world to see live data. Updated every 5 seconds.
No app required —your users simply browse to your dedicated awos.live web address and up-to-the-second AWOS data will be at their fingertips.
AWA™ is a Highly Configurable AWOS
Each Airport Weather Advisor™ system has a set of common components for data collection and processing and the configuration defines what sensing and reporting capabilities it has. Most U.S. airports opt for one of the AWOS III (AWOS 3) configurations or greater because the addition of the Ceilometer, providing an optional system connection to the National Airspace Data Interchange Network (NADIN).
AWOS LEVEL CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:
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 / AWOS-3: Wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, density altitude, visibility, precipitation accumulation, cloud height, and sky condition
AWOS IIIP / AWOS-3P: Wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, density altitude, visibility, precipitation accumulation, cloud height, sky condition, and present weather
AWOS IIIPT / AWOS-3PT: 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 / AWOS-4Z: 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
There is no limit to the number of airfield stations and sensor configurations Mesotech AWOS can support, allowing you to adjust or increase your system as the situation dictates. This includes Runway Visual Range (RVR) using forward scatter visibility sensors.
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:
➤ UNITED STATES:
Alabama: Redstone Arsenal, Lowe AHP, Hanchey AHP, Shell AHP,
Alaska: Fort Wainwright, Bryant AAF
Arizona: Gila Bend AFAF, Libby AAF, Laguna AAF, Glendale Airport,
Geogia: Moultrie Municipal Airport
Indiana: Hendricks County Airport
Other USAF locations in Lousiana, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Michigan, Hawaii, and Florida
Antarctica: Palmer and McMurdo Stations
Canada: Mary River Aerodrome
Japan: Camp Zama
Korea: Osan Air Base, Yongsan Air Base
Kuwait: Ali Al Salem AB
Sierra Leone: Lungi International Airport
Angola: Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport and 10 others
Wake and Shemya Islands
➤ IN THE MEDIA