BALTIMORE, MD. – Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufacture, has signed a contract to supply and install 15 Automated Weather Observation Systems (AWOS AV) for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics(NJDOT).
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), Philadelphia, PA was selected by NJDOT to administer the selection process, the installation, and certify completion of all 15 AWOS units. The Belfort AWOS AV will report wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts, altimeter, temperature, relative humidity, dew point, density altitude, and visibility and condensation altitude. The real-time weather will be reported directly to the pilot over a discrete frequency VHF transmitter. The AWOS AV also has, as standard, a graphic display for preflight planning. All of the weather reporting from the AWOS AV stations will be available on the Internet as well.
The 15 airports selected to receive the AWOS AV are: Alexandria Airport (N85), Blairstown Airport (1N7),Central New Jersey Regional Airport (47N), Cross Keys Airport (17N), Flying W Airport (N14), Greenwood Lake Airport (4N1), Hammonton Municipal Airport (N81), Lakewood Airport (N12), Lincoln Park Airport(N07), Old Bridge Airport (3N6), Princeton Airport (39N), Sky Manor Airport (N40), Solberg-Hunterdon Airport(N51), Spitfire Aerodrome (7N7), Trenton-Robbinsville Airport (N87).
“We are extremely pleased to be able to provide the Belfort Weather stations to the airports of New Jersey”, this according to Ralph F Petragnani, Vice Present of Sales for Belfort. He continues, “This program shows a real commitment by the State of New Jersey Division of Aeronautics to aviation safety by providing real-time weatherreporting to pilots flying in throughout the State.”
Installation of all 15 Belfort AWOS AV units will begin late spring though summer of 2010 with the target of completing all installations by the end of the year.Belfort Instrument Company has been a leading provider of weather instruments to government, professional meteorology and aviation markets for over 130 years. Detailed information can be found at www.belfortinstrument.com and www.digiwx.com.