AWI AWOS Meets Challenge of North Dakota Winter

Sacramento, CA (May 28, 2008)All Weather, Inc. (AWI), a leading manufacturer of weather information systems and meteorological sensors, has been selected by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission for an additional nine Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) following the successful installation of eleven AWOS systems across the state last year. This makes for a total of 20 systems awarded to AWI over the last 18 months across the state of North Dakota. The AWOS, developed by AWI, is an unmanned system that provides up-to-the-minute weather data to airport personnel and pilots. This second contract award comes on the heels of a typically harsh North Dakota winter that showed the AWOS’s vital role in keeping airports and pilots informed and prepared.

“North Dakota is well-known for its sometimes harsh and quick-changing weather,” said Barbara Baca, U.S. AWOS Sales Representative for All Weather, Inc. “The AWI AWOS is perfectly suited to those conditions. With its consistent and reliable reporting, our AWOS is a key ingredient in ensuring air safety throughout the state.”

The project’s success also demonstrates the value of networking among manufacturers, airports, and engineering firms in matching a project’s needs with the right participants. Familiarity with the North Dakota project and cooperation among the people involved dates back to the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) conference of 2005, when Baca first discussed the project with representatives of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission and Interstate Engineering. These early discussions undoubtedly paved the way for the project’s successful role in enhancing the safety and reliability of North Dakota air travel.

Included in AWI’s AWOS offering are sensors for measuring wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rainfall, and barometric pressure. The North Dakota airports will also be outfitted with AWI’s Laser Ceilometer and Dual-Technology Visibility Sensor.

Laser ceilometers use laser pulses and sophisticated software algorithms to “see” cloud cover, enabling them to determine the height and depth of up to three layers of clouds above an airport. Dual-Technology Visibility Sensors are installed alongside the airport’s runway, and work in concert to determine Runway Visual Range (RVR), a highly accurate measure of visibility from a pilot’s perspective.

About All Weather Inc.
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 and 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. AWI’s ASOS, AWOS, and AWSS systems meet the stringent standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and FAA. AWI has installed more than 2000 high-end automated weather systems around the globe, working with such leading authorities as the U.S. National Weather Service, FAA, ICAO, WMO and commercial users around the world. For more information, see

For further information, contact:
Barbara Baca, U.S. AWOS Sales
All Weather, Inc.
1165 National Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834 USA
+1 916.928.1000, Fax: +1 916.928.1165
Email: Contact AWI

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