Israeli Xsight Systems, a global provider of advanced runway safety solutions, announced last week that it will deliver an intelligent Runway Debris Monitoring System to Qatar's Hamad International Airport (HIA) as part of the airport’s plan to upgrade its safety measures and acquire the latest and most advanced runway technologies.
The RunWize system will be deployed on the airport’s two parallel runways, including a 4,850 meter runway that is one of the longest in the world. The installation is to be carried out by local company Bayanat Engineering Qatar (BEQ), a leading airport systems integrator in the Gulf and North Africa.
RunWize provides real-time, automated foreign object debris (FOD) detection, location, identification and classification, chosen and defined by HIA as a Tier 1 system to take a major part in the airport’s robust eco-system harmonized with other critical interfaces. This will ensure full runway coverage and ascription capabilities for guaranteed runway safety and operational efficiency during take-off and landing by using sophisticated image and radar processing algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Yaniv Mendelson, VP Sales of Xsight Systems Inc. said: “We are proud to have Xsight’s RunWize recognized as a critical and integral part of HIA’s advanced eco-system to fully integrate and complement other critical systems. This prime function of the RunWize within HIA serves as evidence of the importance the airport attributes to improving safety and efficiency during the take-off and landing operation.”
Hamad International Airport, which has two runways and a state-of-the-art air traffic control tower, currently processes 30 million passengers and 360,000 aircraft per year. HIA is classified as a five-star airport by Skytrax and currently holds the titles of "Third Best Airport in the World", "Best Airport in the Middle East" and "Best Staff Service in the Middle East".