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AJW-144 Weather Processors and Sensors - Non-Federal AWOS

Office Phone: (405) 954-8427
Email: Non-Federal-Program@FAA.gov

Our Mission

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´┐Żs Strategic Plans and Goals.

Engineering Modifications

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.

Engineering Support

Review and provide FAA approval of the manufacturer´┐Żs 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.

Documentation Support

  • 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.

Branch Manager
Bettie Loudenslager

Non-Fed AWOS Engineer
Dennis Kamin

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