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Serve as the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for the definition of Non-Federal AWOS acceptance criteria and type certification approval of Non-Federal AWOS in accordance with Advisory Circular 150/5220-16, Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) for Non-Federal Applications, for use in the National Airspace System (NAS). Our services support the safety mission within the FAA Administrator�s Strategic Plans and Goals.
Provide engineering review and type certification approval of manufacturer defined in-service modifications and enhancements to fielded facilities, including changes to hardware, software, firmware, procedures, configuration management processes, training materials, and documentation.
Review and provide FAA approval of the manufacturer�s test plans and procedures for operational testing and evaluation of Non-Federal AWOS hardware, software, firmware, training materials, documentation, systems and modifications. Participate, as required, in the evaluation of Non-Federal AWOS and components. Review and provide FAA approval of test results.
New Systems and Equipment
Provide engineering advisory circular compliance review and type certification approval of new Non-Federal AWOS systems, including hardware, software, firmware, configuration management procedures, training materials and documentation. Provide review and suitable for use determination of standalone and backup weather equipment.
- Maintain and issue updates to the Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) for Non-Federal Applications Advisory Circular, 150/5220-16.
- Maintain and update the list of type-certified non-Federal AWOS systems and manufacturers.
- Maintain and issue updates to the Siting Criteria for Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) Order, 6560.20.