Aveillant reaches agreement to deploy Holographic Radar technology at Cambridge Airport

10 Oct 2012

Aveillant will install its 3D Holographic Radar™ technology at Cambridge Airport before the end of the year. The site will be a permanent proving ground that will pave the way for airports around the UK to deploy the wind turbine radar clutter solution.


Aveillant’s technology can reliably discriminate between turbines and aircraft based on observable differences in their behaviour. An ability not replicated in any other currently available or planned technology.


Cambridge Airport is in the vicinity of Wadlow Wind Farm and Aveillant’s long range detection capability means it will be able to track aircraft overflying the wind farm, making the airport an ideal location.


Past trials have shown that Aveillant technology can effectively differentiate between wind farm Doppler returns and air traffic of all sizes and speeds.


“Results from Cambridge Airport will give us the data required to roll out into the UK market next year,” says David Crisp, CEO of Aveillant. “Our data will be accurate over 20 nautical miles, allowing Air Traffic Control to route aircraft safely and economically.”


Archie Garden, Cambridge Airport Director says “Wind turbine clutter is a pressing issue for the aviation industry and we are pleased to play a part in addressing it through supporting Aveillant’s extremely promising technology. Whilst we are not currently affected by Wadlow Wind Farm, we may well be in the future as new wind farms are developed. Should that time come, we want to ensure that we are part of the best solution available.”


About Aveillant


Aveillant has developed a ground breaking Holographic Radar designed specifically as a wind farm safety issue solution.  A 2011 spin-out from Cambridge Consultants, Aveillant’s 3D Holographic Radar™ is poised to become the new standard for addressing the impact of wind turbines on aviation safety and airfield Primary Surveillance Radar.




About Cambridge Airport


Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a privately owned family

business, employing over 4,000 people with a turnover exceeding £1B, managed by the

Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in

1929. There are 2,500 employees in Cambridge and the Marshall Group activities, which

take place at the Airport, include Marshall Aerospace (www.marshallaerospace.com), the

United Kingdom’s leading aerospace company, specialising in the conversion, modification,

maintenance and support of military, civil and business aircraft; Marshall Executive Aviation,

offering jet charter and management (www.marshallexecair.com); The Cambridge Aeroclub

(www.cambridgeaeroclub.co.uk), providing a wide range of flying training and GA




Although Cambridge Airport is an important gateway for the East of England, with a strong

focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors, the Airport is also

ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to Canary Wharf

and East London. Cambridge Airport also provides strong support to the equine community

as it is just 10 miles from Newmarket and offers regular services for the transportation of



The Airport is currently experiencing growth in the Executive Jet and Passenger airline

sectors and recent new airline and tour operator services have included France, the Channel

Islands and Italy.


With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 and all

regional jet types, it is suitable for short to medium haul passenger airline services, with 24/7

capability. It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full

navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm

and GPS approaches, which complement an ILS system.


For more information:


Jim Sutton and David Lewis at Proof Communication






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