1st January 2019


38 million flights every year from 40,000 airports around the globe, carrying 2.5 million passengers every day and all relying on safe procedures to get them in and out of the air. Offering Manager Kari Luukkonen from Vaisala explains how Vaisala technology does just that at airports with some of the most challenging conditions in the world.

A world full of sensors

Vaisala's history may have begun over 80 years with commercialisation of a single “radiosonde” product, designed to measure temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed and direction in the upper atmosphere but today the company produces over 6,000 products. From high end humidity and carbon dioxide measurement for demanding industrial applications, to air quality measurement that protects our citizens, all these sensor technologies help us to better understand and influence our environment. There is no better example of where sensing takes a centre stage than at airports around the world. Over the last 40 years Vaisala has installed weather systems at airports in over 100 countries.

This is an extract from an article in LAYERS 4. Edition 2018/2019. To read the full article click here