SafeScan™ is the world’s leading real-time braking action and surface condition reporting system for aviation, working with all aircraft types and airport surfaces.SafeScan for airlines and airports
AST is currently reporting on 6,000+ landings a day by more than 1,600 jet aircraft. Our database contains 13 million+ recorded landings, with insight into landing and braking trends that were previously incalculable.
AST SafeScan Friction Forecaster™ keeps airports and airlines ahead of changing conditions so they can know what surface conditions will be – and what to do about it.
The SafeScan™ Surface Management System easily integrates with your existing systems, so there is no need for a separate user interface.
AST’s SafeScan™ Surface Management System is the world’s first service using real-time data from both landing aircraft sensors and vehicle-mounted mobile sensors. AST is driving better surface management for improved landing safety, more efficient airport operations, higher runway uptime, and more reliable flight schedules for passengers – regardless of where your airport is, or what aircraft type your airline is flying.
AST’s SafeScan™ leverages two types of sensors to objectively measure, report, and manage surface conditions:
Aircraft-based sensors are used to measure braking action (deceleration) on landings, augmenting subjective pilot assessments (PIREPS) with hard scientific data.
Vehicle-based sensors are used to measure surface contamination, replacing manual (visual) assessments of surface conditions with precise, objective measurements of contaminant type, depth, and coverage.
We instantly package the data in reports, and share them with airport and airline operators as well as other interested parties such as ATOs, FAA, and CAAs.
It all adds up to better aviation, with safer landings, maximum runway usability, more reliable flight schedules, and a better customer experience for the millions who are counting on safe, reliable transportation.
AST is proud to announce that South Bend International Airport, Indiana, USA, has recently signed on to use AST’s SafeScan™ sensors to support their winter Snow and Ice Plan. Read More...
Today, AST’s subject matter experts are actively helping to develop new standards for landing friction reporting and mobile sensors of airport surface contamination. Read More...