Remote sensing technology for ultimate situational awareness in the Terminal Maneuvering Area.
The airport terminal maneuvering area (TMA) or terminal control area is a high traffic section of controlled airspace surrounding a major airport. The TMA is the busiest part of flight ops — and the area where most weather-related incidents and delays occur. Regulatory automatic weather observation systems (AWOS) cover the airport area but not the TMA, leaving crucial gaps in awareness. These gaps can result in suboptimal flight approaches or departures, landing difficulties, and increased emissions.
Remote sensing goes beyond these boundaries to cover the entire airport area and beyond. Radar, lidar, lightning detection and decision support software combine for total weather awareness and high-resolution nowcasting to support the highest levels of safety and efficiency.
Vaisala offers complete, automated, reliable solutions for all your needs. Our scalable solutions have everything it takes to improve safety and operational efficiency for any size airport. Get started now.
Vaisala C-band radars are dual polarization Doppler weather radars providing best-in-class weather system detail for more accurate and timely forecasting.
Vaisala's X-Band Weather Radar WRS400 is ideally suited for fast-changing aviation situations where quick, decisive actions are crucial.
Long-range wind observations for mitigating wind hazards at any airport, in any conditions.
Improving airport operations with precise vertical profiling data and innovative precipitation and particulate differentiation.
Get to know these trusted ceilometers and how they provide reliable situational awareness for more informed, safer airport operations.
Vaisala IRIS Focus software provides the user with a comprehensive view to help better understand weather hazards such as storms, windshear, turbulence, precipitation.
The Vaisala AviMet Windshear Alert System makes aviation safer by integrating the best windshear detection technologies into a single, reliable solution.
Learn how to use WindCube Scan lidar technology to mitigate wind hazards in aviation.
Regulatory AWOS systems cover the airport area, but leaves crucial gaps in awareness. Join our webinar to see what total weather awareness looks like.
Download this eBook to learn about weather phenomena that affect flights, the role of remote sensing weather systems, and the technology available today to help airports maximize safety and efficiency at the TMA.
Remote weather sensing for the airport, TMA, and beyond.
X-band radar provides great value for airport weather operations: It’s versatile, it provides exceptional resolution and it offers excellent performance.
An overview on the science and characteristics of windshear, the most advanced technologies available, and best practices for choosing and siting a windshear detection system.