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Automated Weather Observation System Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Installation Type ( Embedded , Portable ), By Deployment ( Military & defense airports, Commercial service airports, Cargo service airports, Heliports/Helidecks ), By Point of Sale ( Direct Sale, Indirect Sale ) and regional forecast 2022-2029

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI104072 | Status : Ongoing



Automated weather observation systems (AWOS) is gaining attention of several airport authorities for the purpose of determining accurate weather conditions while planning for take-offs or scheduling number of fleets. The system provides continuous, real-time weather information in terms of reports for pilots and airport traffic controllers as specified by the International Civil Aviation Organization. AWOS is implemented by the airports to efficiently operate the fleets and to minimize the risk of accidents.

The key trends in the market are the disruptive technologies such as IoT, AI, and Big data analytics, emergence of next-generation meteorological systems, and supercomputers. However, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the growth of the market.

The investment by the U.S. government for infrastructure and weather forecast facilities has propelled the growth of the market. The company such as Vaisala Oyj, The Weather Company, and AJY Engineering, Inc. are investing on the AI based AWOS devices which provide high weather accuracy. Similarly, countries such as China, India and Russia are highly investing on airport safety and thus will strengthen the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Market Segmentation:

By deployment, the market segmented into military & defense airports, commercial service airports, cargo service airports, and heliports/helideck. The commercial service airports segment accounted for the largest market share in 2019 and heliports/helideck segment also expected to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period.

Key Market Driver -

Rising demand for new airports is driving the growth of the market

Key Market Restraint -

Design constraints of meteorological devices hamper the market growth.

Key Players Covered:

Major key players that are present in the global autonomous weather observation system market are Vaisala OYJ (The U.S.), The Weather Company (The U.S.), Coastal Environmental Systems (The U.S.), Optical Scientific Inc. (The U.S.), AJY Engineering, Inc. (The U.S.), All Weather, Inc. (The U.S.), among others.

Key Insights 

  • Introduction of advanced technologies such as AI based weather monitoring devices propels the growth of the market.

  • Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the market

Regional Analysis:

The autonomous weather observation system market is analyzed across four major regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. At present, North America holds the highest market share in the market. Introduction of latest technologies, increasing expenditure of key companies in R&D capabilities, and use of advance equipment AI based systems AWOS drive the growth of the market across the North America. Furthermore, presence of key players propels the growth of market.

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness significant growth in the market during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the rising use of meteorological devices at airports for providing weather related information in the remote location. Increasing demand for commercial applications drive the growth of the market.

Europe is expected to witness moderate growth owing to the high investment activities in the advance technology based systems. In the Rest of the World, the market will show moderate growth due to emerging companies in the sub-regions such as the Middle East and South America.

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By  Installation Type

  • Embedded

  • Portable

By Deployment

  • Military & defense airports

  • Commercial service airports

  • Cargo service airports

  • Heliports/Helidecks

By Point of Sale

  • Direct Sale

  • Indirect Sale

By Geography

  • North America (The U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (The U.K., Germany, France, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Rest of the World (The Middle East and Africa, South America)

Autonomous Weather Observation System Market Industry Developments 

  • In February 2020, India Meteorological Department (IMD) had installed the integrated automatic weather observing system (AWOS) at 18 airports where there are more than 500 weekly flights.

  • In August 2019, Vaisala acquired the professional business-to-business weather services from Foreca Oy, a Finnish weather forecast services company.  With this acquisition, Vaisala will drive the development of even more powerful modelling and decision support systems for the customers whose operations are significantly impacted by weather.

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  • 2021
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