Aviation Safety Technologies (AST) is proud to announce that South Bend International Airport, Indiana, USA, has recently signed on to use AST’s SafeLand™ sensors to support their winter Snow and Ice Plan. AST is looking forward to helping SBN to meet the snow and ice challenges associated with Lake Michigan’s lake-effect, as well as other airport surface challenges they face in 2019 and beyond!
AST’s SafeLand™ Surface Management System delivers real-time data about runway conditions, deceleration, and braking action. This data is gathered by two sensor types – aircraft-based and vehicle-based – and presented in easy-to-use reports. These reports are made instantly available to the pilots approaching today’s runways as well as airport operations, airline management, and the FAA.
Our vehicle-mounted sensors can detect contaminants at any point across any airport surface, from runways to roadways. Measurements include coverage area, type of containment, depth (down to 1/1000 of an inch), and air/ground temperatures. Using this data, runway maintenance crews can improve the scheduling and timing of runway treatments.