US FAA Chooses Vaisala for Runway Visual Range Systems

NEW Five Year Contract

Vaisala_RVRHelsinki, Finland — Vaisala has signed a multi-year contract with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to deliver eighty (80) Runway Visual Range (RVR) systems and sub-systems.

These systems are being procured to replace aging RVR systems currently in the US National Airspace (NAS) without causing interruptions to existing NAS operations.

The RVR system provides a calculated estimate of the distance a pilot can see down a runway.

Low visibility weather conditions (e.g., fog, rain, snow, etc.) have the most impact on RVR, but ambient light levels and runway light settings are also an important part of the equation.

The five year contract with a three year base term calls for production and delivery of RVR systems and sub-systems.

In addition to the delivery of the equipment, Vaisala will provide program management, configuration management, systems engineering, system test and evaluation and engineering services.

Vaisala AviMet® PC-Based RVR

The Vaisala AviMet® PC-Based Runway Visual Range System (RVR) is the only FAA approved RVR system. It provides fully automated runway visual range assessment and reporting for airports.

For further information please contact:

Tapani Laine, RVR Program Manager
Tel: +1-303-262-4060


Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 80 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,600 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.