Vaisala has signed a USD 5 million agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) equipment, lightning detection, weather forecasting, software and data services, and 10-year maintenance services. The agreement covers turnkey deliveries to all five airports operated by the Port Authority – John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark, Teterboro and Stewart International. Deliveries will start immediately.
Vaisala’s solution provides the tools needed to maximize winter maintenance resources and minimize chemical usage. It is also a long-term solution for weather monitoring, including weather forecasting and real-time data. The solution offered by Vaisala brings simplicity to all supported airports as data can be easily viewed and shared, and all elements are represented in a single, easy-to-use package.
"The integration of Vaisala and Quixote Transportation Technologies, acquired by Vaisala in December 2009, allows us to provide a very comprehensive offering, the latest technologies and superior services. This customized solution will help maximize air travel safety, minimize delays, and promote cost-efficient operations," says Antero Jarvinen, head of Vaisala’s Roads segment.
"We are now able to offer our customers more options than before, and supply unique solutions to meet customer demands. This solution is a great combination of weather and lightning data as well as some 50 new active pavement sensors at airports, which offer more complete runway measurements and data," says Jim Boyle, Territory Sales Manager for Vaisala.