Wind Lidar: Enhanced, Long-range Wind Awareness

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.

45
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years of aviation weather experience

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Vaisala windshear solutions in operation

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WindCube lidars deployed worldwide

Unrivaled Wind Awareness

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.

Critical in Windshear Detection

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.

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The Increasing Challenge of Windshear

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.

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windshear phenomena, this Italian airport turned to Vaisala to help aircraft navigate the complex terrain safely.

Vaisala Improves Aviation Safety at Palermo Airport

SUCCESS STORY: Consistently impacted by severe geography-related windshear phenomena, this Italian airport turned to Vaisala to help aircraft navigate the complex terrain safely.

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