RunWize to boost runway safety & operational availability efficiency at Israeli Air Force

RunWize, theRunway Management Solution by Xsight Systems, was selected by the Procurement and Production Directorate of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MOD) to be installed on the Israeli Air Force runways, the company said.

The MOD chose RunWize after evaluating number of available technologies. This is the major procurement by an Air Force of an automated runway management system with a FOD (Foreign Object Debris) detection capability. The RunWize installation will help improve runway safety, availability and efficiency by accurately and truly revealing the runway´s situation. The Xsight system is expected to be fully operational within a few months.

RunWize, based on FODetect®, is an automated FOD solution collocated with runway edge lights and is the most powerful solution available today. RunWize automatically and continuously scans operational areas or defined hotspots and uses sophisticated image and radar processing algorithms to monitor runway conditions.

Whether its day or night, the system learns the surface and by applying artificial intelligence the system helps watch out for FOD, wildlife and runway status, and even during inclement weather conditions.

FODetect is operational and enabling safe aircraft operations at Boston Logan International Airport, Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion International Airport and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. FODspotâ„¢ subsystem has been acquired by Paris´s Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

FODetect is fully compliant with FAA regulation meeting and exceeding the Advisory Circular´s highest performance levels. FODetect is also eligible for USA federal funding through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) programs.

Xsight Systems is the provider of advanced runway sensor solutions, chosen byairports worldwide. For the first time in aviation history, Xsight Systems´ runway solutions presents a new paradigm in runway management and allows for constant command over airport runways and their surroundings. Xsight Systems enables airports to manage runways more efficiently and feel confident that runways are safe, secure and clear for operations.