Winter Operations

Closing the Information Gap



Xsight’s Wintertime Operations solution, SnowWize™, is a real-time continuous runway condition assessment, in terms of contamination depth, type and coverage, during rapidly changing winter conditions.
Airports’ extensive and well-in-advance planning and preparation for winter operations are crucial for smooth winter operations: Adopting and improving working processes, procedures and personnel massive training.
As of October 2016, airports are officially required to follow the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix for reporting to pilots when winter contaminants are present on runways, taxiways and aprons. Xsight’s SnowWize provides all required info for the RCAM implementation.

FEATURES & CAPABILITIES
  • Real-time automatic snow and ice depth measurement across the runway
  • Real-time alerts when snow levels and coverage exceed predetermined threshold
  • Real-time images of the contaminated runway for visual estimation of snow type

  • Registers and archives report of runway condition for offline analysis and winter operations planning and improvement
  • Advanced image processing for contaminant identification and confirmation



ADDED VALUES

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Increases Runway Safety


  • Prevents runway accidents and incidents related to runway surface condition
  • Minimizes unnecessary runway closures - measurements are performed remotely

Increases Operational Efficiency


  • Eliminates the need to physically approach the runway
  • Enables smart pre-planned use of contamination removal agents

Enables focused and verified efforts


  • Provides a real-time, remote visual of the runway to allow contamination identification and confirmation
  • Comprehensive reporting helps identify problem areas based on aggregated sensor data

Cost-effective and environmental awareness


  • Maintenance operations by reducing labor operating costs and chemical usage

ADDED VALUES

> The Problem
> The Solution

Increases Runway Safety


  • Prevents runway accidents and incidents related to runway surface condition
  • Minimizes unnecessary runway closures - measurements are performed remotely

Increases Operational Efficiency


  • Eliminates the need to physically approach the runway
  • Enables smart pre-planned use of contamination removal agents

Enables focused and verified efforts


  • Provides a real-time, remote visual of the runway to allow contamination identification and confirmation
  • Comprehensive reporting helps identify problem areas based on aggregated sensor data

Cost-effective and environmental awareness


  • Maintenance operations by reducing labor operating costs and chemical usage
RELATED REGULATION
"Assessing and reporting the surface condition of a runway poses a particular challenge for an airport operator and is of the outmost importance to airport users"