Wind phenomena, including turbulence and windshear, are invisible hazards that can affect nearly any airport. Vaisala wind lidar provides accurate, real-time wind awareness for many use cases, improving an airport’s safety, efficiency, and decision-making.
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WindCube lidars deployed worldwide
WindCube® lidar technology is trusted across the globe and ideally suited for combatting the biggest weather risk at or near the airport: windshear. It also provides 3D wind contextual information beyond the airport, wind profiling up to the boundary layer, and wind inversion detection. When integrated with AviMet®, the industry's leading comprehensive aviation weather solution, WindCube provides automated reporting of wind shear warnings and alerts, as well as unrivaled operational awareness of wind shear at the airport.
Custom-built for aviation, the AviMet Windshear Alert System integrates WindCube Scan lidar with Vaisala’s X-band weather radar and anemometer-based Low Level Windshear Alert System (LLWAS), in whatever combination is best for a given airport. This provides the most accurate and appropriate windshear solution available.
Windshear is more critical to manage now than ever. Learn how the right kind of situational awareness can help ensure safety and smoother airport operations.
A complete, integrated solution for any airport, the AviMet Windshear Alert System provides reliable, accurate windshear awareness by combining any or all of the three best detection technologies, depending on an airport’s needs.
A powerful, cost-effective wind lidar solution, this technology offers wide remote wind measurement and multiple scanning pattern choices configurable to meet specific airport needs.
Vaisala X-band Weather Radar is a crucial asset for airport safety and efficiency. It gives operators the accurate weather information they need for early, correct operational decisions.
Based on the latest algorithms developed for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), LLWAS is the most widely used solution for airports known to experience low-level horizontal windshear.
Learn how to use WindCube Scan lidar technology to mitigate wind hazards.
Learn how Vaisala provides scalable, end-to-end windshear detection.
Learn how to increase situational awareness and decrease risk.
Understand the three realities of windshear avoidance and how to build the right solution.
Discover more about the factors contributing to the increasing challenge of windshear.
Enhance your knowledge of windshear and how to decrease its risk at your airport.
Discover why LLWAS is the most widely used solution for airports.
Read how X-band provides accurate weather observations when it counts.
SUCCESS STORY: Consistently impacted by severe geography-related windshear phenomena, this Italian airport turned to Vaisala to help aircraft navigate the complex terrain safely.