Belfort Instrument Co., one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufacturers, has signed a contract to supply and install 15 DigiWx Automated Weather Observation Systems (AWOS) for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (NJDOT).
The Belfort DigiWx AWOS will report wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts, altimeter, temperature, relative humidity, dew point, density altitude, and visibility and condensation altitude. The real-time weather will be reported directly to pilots over a discrete frequency VHF transmitter. The DigiWx also has, as standard, a graphic display for preflight planning. All of the weather reporting from the DigiWx stations will be available on the Internet as well.
The 15 airports selected to receive the DigiWx AWOS are: Alexandria Airport (N85), Blairstown Airport (1N7), Central New Jersey Regional Airport (47N), Cross Keys Airport (17N), Flying W Airport (N14), Greenwood Lake Airport (4N1), Hammonton Municipal Airport (N81), Lakewood Airport (N12), Lincoln Park Airport (N07), Old Bridge Airport (3N6), Princeton Airport (39N), Sky Manor Airport (N40), Solberg-Hunterdon Airport (N51), Spitfire Aerodrome (7N7), and Trenton-Robbinsville Airport (N87). Installation of all 15 Belfort DigiWx AWOS AV units will begin in late spring, with the target of completing all installations by the end of the year, according to Belfort officials.