Source AWOS, Automated Weather Observation System, Carolina Medical Center
Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has sold their AWOS AV to Me Center Air, and Carolinas Health Systems. The contract was announced at the 2013 Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV.
MedCenter Air will install the AWOS system in March at the Carolinas Healthcare facility in Charlotte, NC to support their HEMS operations.
The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS AV) provides pilots with Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Wind Gusts, Temperature, Humidity, Dewpoint, Altimeter Setting, Density Altitude, and visibility. When installed, the Carolinas Healthcare AWOS information will be available via VHF broadcast, telephone, as well as over the internet.
When lives are on the line, minutes can mean life or death. That’s where MedCenter Air makes a difference. With ground transport, helicopter and fixed wing transport, Carolinas HealthCare System’s MedCenter Air offers comprehensive critical care transport services making access to the best care just minutes away from anywhere in our region.
“The Belfort AWOS AV is ideally suited for the hospital’s elevated heliports at the Carolinas Healthcare hospital complex, ”, according to Martin J. Fisher, Program Aviation Manager, he continues; adding the AWOS and thereby providing real-time weather enhances the safety of our flight operations.”
“The purchase of this system demonstrates MedCenter Air’s continual commitment to safety” states Jason Schwebach Program Director for Med Center Air.
Belfort Instrument Company has been a leading provider of weather instruments to government, professional meteorology and aviation markets for over 130 years. Detailed information can be found at www.belfortinstrument.com.