Bengaluru Airport Installs Aviation Weather Monitoring System Developed by NAL

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru Airport) – became the first airport in India to install the indigenous AWMS (Aviation Weather Monitoring System) technology developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bengaluru, at both ends of the new runway.

The Bengaluru Airport has also installed four Drishti Transmissometers developed by CSIR-NAL, in association with the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Drishti Transmissometers will help in measuring the Runway Visibility Range (RVR) and are also acclaimed for precise reporting, helping pilots with an accurate runway visual range. With this, Bengaluru Airport has the unique honour of having NAL’s 50th Drishti installed at its runway and now comprising a total of six ‘Made in India’ RVRs at both runways. 

“At BIAL, we are proud to take the lead to adopt this indigenous technology, which is critical for airport operations. This technology will enable seamless operations at Bengaluru Airport,” said Mr Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL, in a statement.