The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has sizeable resources of data that can have commercial value for airports, research and development (R&D) centres and private businesses.
Providing the surveillance service, PANSA carries out continuous monitoring of aircraft traffic in the Polish airspace. Based on information recorded by primary surveillance radars (PSR and SMR), secondary surveillance radars (MSSR, MSSR Mode S), hyperbolic positioning systems (WAM, MLAT) and systems dependent on information from aircraft (ADS-B) complete with data from flight plans, Air Traffic Services (ATS) have a full picture of the traffic situation in the Polish sky.
PANSA is the owner and operator of the Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) deployed at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw. The system carries out real-time monitoring of such parameters as RVR, cloud base altitude, wind, pressure and temperature. Furthermore, PANSA has archive weather data for selected regional airports which can be used e.g. for the purpose of climate studies.
Based on information recorded by its IT systems, PANSA can generate data and statistics for flight operations executed in the Polish airspace and the country’s airports.
In other words, radar data means aircraft flight routes presented graphically in an appropriate manner. Airports can find them useful in many aspects of their operations such as logistics, legal matters and ecology.
(Zenon Bieńkowski, Radar Data Quality and Analysis Specialist, 36 years of experience at PANSA)