Complete ALS inspections in a few minutes, minimising runway downtime and reducing indirect costs.
Repeatable and accurate measurements, allowing for better and quicker inspections.
Day&night operations allow easier scheduling. And with portability, it can serve remote locations.
It removes the need of hazardous flight inspection manoeuvres. No noise or pollution.
Preparing the operation takes less than 1 minute. The only action that has to be done is to select the airport and the runway from our database. Once this is done, all the required data is generated automatically: missions, waypoints, distances, altitudes, etc. There is no need to read the procedures to figure out which measurements that are to be made and where. Once the operation is created in our platform, one can simply access our Calibration Tool App in the tablet and download it with all the tasks to be performed. This database of airports, runways & NAVAIDs can be expanded and updated with an easy-to-use web interface.
Once the corresponding operation has been downloaded to the inspection app, the operator launches the mission & monitors the automated procedures. The operator is guided throughout the mission. Each mission takes only a few minutes of flight and can be repeated as many times as needed. Measurements are available in real-time, so adjustments can be made quickly by the technicians.
Reports are viewable on-site through the app. There is no need to download the measured data obtained to a computer or to go back to the office to process it. Reports contain all the relevant measurements and parameters as they would appear on any report from flight inspection aircraft, organised in tables and images. Reports, along with all the measurements, images or videos, are uploaded into our platform, being accessible for future reference or for additional processing.
Our solution checks that ALS lights are correctly visible from the nominal angles, including the glidepath. This is specially interesting in commissioning, to verify that the lights are correctly oriented and not obstructed by obstacles.
As part of the procedure, the system also checks the angular coverage of the ALS on both sides of the runway centerline, to verify that all lights are visible from that location. In fact, our solution is one of the few that is really able to check this.
As part of the procedure, all the different levels of intensity of the lights have to be checked. This allows identification of any lights that are not bright enough under certain conditions.
Dirt & aging check consists in the verification that the lights are visible in the worst condition possible (minimum intensity and lowest angle). This is specially important for older halogen ALS installations.