Sacramento, CA (October 24, 2005) — All Weather, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high accuracy, high dependability weather information systems and meteorological sensors, today announced that Phu Bai Airport in Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, is upgrading local aviation facilities with a Series 900 Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) from AWI. The system is part of a larger plan to expand the airport to handle a significant increase in tourism and trade traffic for the nearby festival city of Hue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and major tourist destination in Vietnam.
The AWI Series 900 AWOS for Phu Bai Airport features dual Wind Observer II wind sensors whose patented ultrasonic technology provides continuous operation in extreme weather conditions. High accuracy Laser Ceilometers simultaneously detect and measure cloud height to 25,000 feet; up to four layers of clouds, including the thickness of individual layers can be measured.
The Phu Bai Airport AWOS also includes dual forward-scatter Runway Visual Range (RVR) systems. A patented architecture with four visibility sensor heads ensures accurate measurements are made independent of the effects of the environment. Unlike traditional two head visibility sensors that only measure fog, snow, and rain, the AWI forward scatter visibility sensors can measure fog, snow, rain, haze, smoke, dust, and sand.
The AWOS also provides Phu Bai Airport with me asurements and reports on relative humidity, temperature, precipitation, altimeter setting, density altitude, and present weather-all essential data for the safe and reliable operation of the airfield.
Installation of the AWOS system for Phu Bai Airport is under the direction of Datacific, a Montreal-based firm supplying environmental equipment to the Vietnamese markets.
AWI's AWOS system meets the stringent standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) CAT III, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the FAA, and Transport Canada. All systems measure and report essential weather information and include full Remote Maintenance Monitoring capabilities to ensure continuous monitoring.
All Weather, Inc. (AWI) is a leading developer of high accuracy, high dependability weather information systems that help users minimize risks in an unpredictable world. The company provides AWOS aviation weather systems, air traffic control display systems, as well as a wide range of high accuracy meteorological sensors and systems, including laser ceilometers, runway visual range systems, lightning detection sensors, and a variety of other meteorological sensors. All Weather, Inc. is the preferred development partner of the FAA. The company's ASOS, AWOS, and AWSS systems meet the stringent standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Transport Canada. AWI has installed over 1700 high-end automated weather systems around the globe, working with such leading authorities as the U.S. National Weather Service, ExxonMobil, Cerrejón Coal, and INFRAERO (Brazil). For more information, see www.allweatherinc.com.
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