Airports operating cargo flights benefit from AI and automation-based technological solutions to optimize operations on contaminated runways. Xsight Systems has developed ArcWize, an advanced runway monitoring solution that automatically detects contaminants on the runway 24/7 via remote equipment located on each third of the runway. The system measures parameters that are in line with GRF requirements and automatically indicate the correct RWYCC, alerting operators during degrading conditions.
Using ArcWize’s continuous assessment and remote visualization of the runway surface, cargo airports can be confident that a standardized condition report will be automatically provided without the need to close the runway for manual inspection. This is especially true when conditions degrade and sporadic manual inspection is insufficient, leaving aircraft vulnerable. The report can then be accurately communicated to flight crews, supporting their real-time decision making and braking action calculations.