PC-based RVR system receives FAA approval

 - February 23, 2010, 5:23 AM

The FAA has approved Vaisala’s AviMet PC-based runway visual range (RVR) system for use by FAA ATC facilities in the U.S. AviMet is automated and uses Vaisala’s optical sensors to determine meteorological optical range and measure ambient light, and these are combined with data from a new light intensity monitor via data processing to deliver a calculated runway visual range. The first airport to implement AviMet
was Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre
has been running tests of a prototype AviMet system since August 2007.