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Biral sensors incorporated by Coastal Environmental Systems for use in China

Weather station provider Coastal Environmental Systems (CES) has incorporated Biral’s VPF-730 Visibility and Present Weather Sensor into its flagship Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), for deployment at airports across China.

The integration with CES’s AWOS, which recently received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), enables Biral to make the most of China’s fast-growing aviation market.

Nathan Neal, sales and marketing director at Biral, said, “We have a long, successful partnership with CES and supply our sensors to help create some innovative equipment and solutions. We are especially pleased to have contributed to their AWOS that has been approved by the CAAC. This has been a long and detailed process over several years.”

Coastal’s AWOS provides meteorological observers, forecasters, airport personnel and pilots with continuous weather monitoring information specific to real-time airport weather conditions. 

The AWOS is designed to measure, process, store, present and communicate meteorological data from an airfield, providing data to observers, traffic controllers and pilots in the form of real-time reports. The configuration and structure of the system can be tailored to meet the demand and requirements of each

application, depending on the size and category of the airport.

Biral’s VPF-730 sensors are a compact and robust package, which makes them ideal for aviation applications where strong winds and other damaging conditions are often present. The system is also often used for runway visual range equipment as it reports on the quality of visibility on the runways. - February 2018

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