Air Monitoring

  • Weather and ambient sensors now installed in 45 Chinese airports

Weather and ambient sensors now installed in 45 Chinese airports

Jul 31 2019 Read 1514 Times

Following the approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to use Biral sensors at aerodromes in 2016, 45 airports now use the VPF present weather sensors as part of their RVR (runway visual range) systems.

Biral’s VPF-730, VPF-710 present weather sensors and the ALS-2 ambient light sensors are the ideal choice for airport applications due to their efficiency, reliability and performance. The sensors are a compact and robust package which makes them perfect for aviation applications where strong winds and other damaging conditions are often present.

The CAAC certification means Biral’s sensors are approved for all airports in China for use in aviation weather monitoring systems (AWOS) and RVR systems.

One of the largest airports using the VPF-730 is the new Qingdao International airport, which currently has two runways with a further two planned for the airport's second phase. When the two phases are completed, the new Qingdao airport will be able to serve about 55 million passengers a year, allowing 452,000 landings and take offs, making it one of the country's largest airports alongside those in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Biral has also received an order from Tangshan airport, which is significant because it will be the first Chinese airport to also install a BTD-300 lightning warning system into the operation.

Reader comments

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.

Post a Comment

Digital Edition

International Environmental Technology February 2020

February 2020

In This Edition Business News - Krohne appoints new advisory board chairman and new executive board - Technology underpins Breathe London SMART 50 Award - UK-Norway initiative on ocean gree...

View all digital editions


SIAF Guangzhou

Feb 26 2020 Guanghzou, China


Feb 26 2020 Targi Kielce, Poland


Mar 01 2020 Chicago, IK, USA


Mar 04 2020 Beijing, China

SynGas 2020

Mar 09 2020 Memphis, TN, USA

View all events