Global leader in environmental and industrial measurement Vaisala to mark 40 years of aviation innovations with customers at World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress in Madrid

VANTAA, 13-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, will celebrate forty years of aviation innovations with customers at World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress in Madrid, Spain this week.  In 1975 Vaisala developed a weather station that collected various weather observations automatically at Helsinki Vantaa Airport, and in 2015, Vaisala has installed over 1900 of these Automated Weather Observing Systems (known as AWOS) around the world.  Today, Vaisala supports aviation with weather observations, severe weather information and winter weather decision making and monitoring tools.

Since that early project in 1975 the aviation world has changed. Weather related delays are now better understood, and advanced planning and coordination can occur because information about the weather has improved.  Weather information has also improved weather models and forecasts, giving aviation authorities more confidence in making decisions to minimize impacts.

Improving Aviation Safety and Efficiency

In the past forty years Vaisala has remained true to its core of quality measurements by offering its AviMet® aviation observation family of products.  Quality measurements are important for reliable airport operations and usage by the meteorological community. Vaisala has also led the way in winter weather tools for airports and aviation. Sensors that monitor runway condition and measure the amount of water in the snowfall help in deicing decisions for runways and on airplane wings. Finally, Vaisala has assisted in mitigating the impact of severe weather (lightning, strong winds, heavy rains) by developing precision and global lightning detection networks and windshear monitoring solutions.

Only Vaisala is a true weather partner in aviation, and not simply an equipment provider to airports. The focus on science and meteorology has meant that Vaisala has led the way in solving many aviation weather challenges. “Vaisala has a long history of scientific discovery in aviation,” comments Nick Demetriades Vaisala Airports Offering Portfolio Manager. “For our customers we know there is no margin for error. Therefore, we need to make sure we are providing the most accurate solution available so airplanes arrive safely and airports operate efficiently.”

For further information please contact:
Jon Tarleton, Marketing Manager, Airports, Vaisala
Tel: +1 303 436 2943

About Vaisala Airports
Aviation organizations, airport operators and airport service providers are responsible for passenger safety, flight schedules and the overall efficiency of the airports. Vaisala’s aviation weather observation offering provides real-time and reliable observation information to all relevant airport stakeholders under all weather conditions. Airports support effective operational decision-making to improve the safety, efficiency and environmental compatibility of airport operations

About Vaisala
Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 79 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1600 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.

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