The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL), which operated the Kempegowda International Airport becomes the 1st airport in India, who installed an indigenously-developed Aviation Weather Monitoring System at its new runway on both ends. This new AWMS technology developed by Bengaluru-based CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL).
BIAL has also installed four Drishti transmissometers, which is additionally developed by NAL, in association with the India Metrological Department (IMD) to live the Runway Visibility Range (RVR). With this, BLR Airport now features a total of six Made in India RVRs at both runways.
About Aviation Weather Monitoring System:
The AWMS sensor has been installed on a ten meters mast which may be a 1st of its kind, designed by NAL. It has many unique features including eco-friendly, lightweight & has a life span of over 60 yrs. The sliding mechanism enables easy maintenance.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Headquarters: Bangalore, India.
- National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Director: Jitendra J Jadhav.