SOURCE: Vaisala Oyj

September 09, 2008 07:29 ET

Vaisala to Deliver Weather Radar Equipment to US Federal Aviation Administration

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) -

Helsinki/Boulder - Vaisala has signed a 6.9 MUSD contract with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the delivery of weather radar signal processors and software for the FAA Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) network, operating at major airports in the USA. The deliveries will start during the last quarter of 2008.

The FAA regulates and oversees civil aviation in the U.S. This contract is related to an upgrade program for the TDWR radars. The original signal processors for the TDWR network have also been delivered by Vaisala (Sigmet Inc).

"The FAA already has Vaisala's automated weather observing systems, lightning data, and runway visual range systems in use. We are happy to strengthen our great partnership with this contract, which highlights the position of Vaisala Sigmet product line as the global leader in weather radar signal processors and software," says Martti Husu, Business Unit Manager for the Vaisala Weather Radar.

Further information:

Martti Husu, Business Unit Manager, Vaisala Weather Radar, tel. +358 40 5483 423/Helsinki, Finland (please note the time difference),

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, providing services, products and solutions for meteorology, environmental sciences, aviation, traffic and industry. Built on science-based innovation, advanced technology and over 70 years of experience, Vaisala is committed to providing a better quality of life through environmental measurement. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs over 1100 professionals and is listed on the Nordic Exchange, Helsinki.

Contact Information

  • Further information:

    Martti Husu
    Business Unit Manager
    Vaisala Weather Radar
    tel. +358 40 5483 423