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Aviation sector appreciates Leonardo's lidar-based technology for advanced weather forecasting

Posted 10th March 2023

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Two years after the launch of the company's doppler lidar system SKIRON3D, the market acceptance of the company's new flagship shows an extremely positive development

Following the introduction, in late 2020, of the new generation doppler lidar system SKIRON3D for highly reliable and advanced weather forecasts, at Airspace World event Leonardo announces the supply, through its subsidiary LEONARDO Germany GmbH, of seven SKIRON3D systems to four top-ranking airports in Asia and Europe. Monitoring wind conditions, SKIRON3D provides data on critical and potentially dangerous situations for air traffic, such as storms, wind shears, gusts and turbulence including wake vortex generated by the aircraft wingtips when taking off and landing.

In Asia, Leonardo will supply four lidar systems including Leonardo's proprietary data processing software Rainbow 5 to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), thanks to its partner Chinney Alliance Engineering LTD LTD who have been commissioned many CNS systems at the Hong Kong International Airport.

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