Xsight Systems’ RunWize FOD Detection Solution at Hamad International Airport

posted on 16th July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Xsight Systems' RunWize FOD Detection Solution at Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport (HIA), awarded Bayanat Engineering Qatar the deployment of Xsight Systems’ RunWize Foreign Object & Debris (FOD) detection system. HIA is currently ranked as the third best airport in the world by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2020 and serves as Qatar Airways’ international hub.

Xsight Systems, the leading global provider of advanced runway safety solutions, have partnered with Bayanat Engineering Qatar, a leading airport systems integrator in the Gulf and North Africa, to deliver an intelligent Runway Debris Monitoring System (RDMS) at HIA, part of the airport’s plan to elevate its safety measures and acquire the latest and most advanced runway technologies. RunWize will be implemented on the airport’s two parallel runways, one of them being one of the longest in the world at 4,850 meters in length.

Xsight Systems RunWize solution provides real-time, automated 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 at HIA. 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).

Ioannis Metsovitis, Senior Vice President of Operations at HIA, stated“HIA champions the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to ensure operational efficiency. The Runway Debris Monitoring System is one of such intelligent safety solution implemented at our airport to accelerate our digital transformation. HIA partners with the world’s leading technology experts to implement the latest innovations and intelligent solutions to ensure the highest levels of passenger experience and safety.”

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 an evidence to the importance the airport attributes to improving safety and efficiency during the take-off and landing operation.”

Hasan Ezzeddine, General Manager at BEQ: “As one of the prime partners for HIA, we supply latest advanced technologies and the installation and maintenance to upgrade existing capabilities of the aviation sector towards achieving the supreme operation performance. We ensure the availability of the leading product for our customer with outstanding end-to-end execution. Our commitment is to the deliver the outstanding service to provide and improve leading safety standards.”