Michigan Department of Transportation has received the latest generation automated weather observing systems from ADB SAFEGATE

ADB SAFEGATE, through its DBT Transportation Services (DBT) subsidiary, has been awarded a $3.7m contract to replace the 42 non-federal automated weather observing systems (AWOS) by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

DBT developed the F1 standalone AWOS (F1 STA) in compliance with the FAA Advisory Circular 150/5220-16, while taking into consideration comments and recommendations from the US aviation industry, including the Michigan Aeronautics Commission and MDOT. 

The F1 STA is the latest generation of FAA certified AWOS from DBT. The F1 STA utilises future-forward technology, with configurations covering every type from AWOS A through AWOS IV Z including the AWOS III P/T type currently being installed in Michigan.

The first four airports to receive the F1 STA AWOS were: Saginaw County HW Browne Airport, Wexford County Airport, Fitch H Beach Airport and Marquette Sawyer Regional Airport.

A bench system was also delivered for ongoing testing purposes.

Airside 4.0 in situ
Airside 4.0 in situ ADB SAFEGATE