Belfort Instrument Company, a meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufacturer, has installed their AWOS AV with Ceilometer at the West Houston Airport (IWS), Houston, Texas. The airport is an FAA designated reliever airport with some 400 based aircraft, and 130,000 annual operations.
The just installed Automated Weather Observation System provides pilots with wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts, temperature, humidity, dewpoint, altimeter setting, density altitude, visibility, cloud height and cloud cover. The airport AWOS information is accessible via VHF Radio and over the internet; www.digiwx-kiws.com .
“The Belfort AWOS is one of a number of improvements we are making at our airport to increase operational safety and capabilities”, said Woody Lesikar, Airport Manager. “After looking at other systems, Belfort supplied us with a demo unit so we could try it before we purchased it. That really sold us on Belfort." The AWOS system, according to Lesikar proved itself as a reliable performer with a minimum of maintenance.
West Houston Airport is celebrating 50 years and bought the Belfort AWOS as their birthday present and to enhance the overall status of West Houston. For more information on West Houston visit www.westhoustonairport.com/.