The Comprehensive Runway Threat Detection Solution

for improved Safety & Enhanced Operational Efficiency

See How Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Maximizes Runway Safety and Efficiency 24/7
Runways serve a unique and important function within the airport ecosystem. Each day, aircraft face various forms of runway threats from various origins, including foreign object debris (FOD), birds and wildlife and accumulated contaminants (snow, ice, etc.).

As the aviation industry is experiencing remarkable growth and airports are becoming increasingly more congested, an effective runway threat detection solution that provides comprehensive and reliable control of the runway and its surroundings becomes essential.

Xsight Systems developed an advanced sensor-based threat detection solution that improves the day-to-day operation of take-offs and landings whilst increasing runway safety, capacity and efficiency. This solution brings automation to the core of airfield operations.

The Company's flagship technology, RunWize™, is a unique solution collocated with runway edge lights that leverages the fusion of a millimeter-wave radar with electro-optical high definition imaging. Empowered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), it provides superior detection performance of a variety of runway-related threats.

RunWize is composed of FODetect®, which together with its additional enhancements BirdWize™, SnowWize™, ViewWize™, encompass the visibility and control RunWize provides for ground operations on its runways.

Main Benefits

The capabilities incorporated within RunWize™ are complementary to each other, creating together an aggregated solution that revolutionizes the world of airport operations. The main benefits of the solution are as follows:

  • Improved overall runway safety – the ability to save lives
  • Improved runway capacity and efficiency
  • A 'front-row seat' for every occurrence on the runway
  • Reduced financial damages caused by accidents, flight delays and cancellations
  • Continuous monitoring and control over the runway
  • Data-driven analysis of threats on the runway

Tailor Made Solution

Every airport has its own unique set of characteristics (such as territory, weather, geographic location, etc.), needs and pain points to be addressed.

We understand that considerations and procedures vary greatly across different airports. Therefore, we establish a close collaboration with our customers, learning their specific needs and adjusting the solution accordingly.

Our Customers

We are proud that the following leading airports has chosen to adopt RunWize™, enjoying improved safety, efficiency and capacity on a daily basis.

  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Tel-Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Beijing Capital International Airport
  • Beijing Daxing International Airport


The Comprehensive Runway Threat Detection Solution

for Increased Safety, Improved Efficiency and Capacity

Runways serve a unique and important function within the airport ecosystem. As the aviation industry continues to experience exponential passenger growth, airports are faced with a myriad of operational challenges as they strive to increase the efficiency, capacity and effectiveness of their runways.

Runway safety is always a top priority for airports. Incidents including Foreign Object Debris (FOD), bird strikes, and contamination are very imminent dangers to the operational integrity of airports around the world.
Many of these incidents can be prevented with Xsight Systems’ Runway Management Solution. Xsight Systems has developed an advanced runway management solution that improves the day to day operation of runways, while also increasing runway safety, capacity and efficiency.
The flagship technology, RunWize™, is a unique solution collocated with runway edge lights and utilizes a combination of millimeter wave radar and image processing to best detect FOD, birds, wildlife and monitor runway condition and activity.

Logan Airport in Boston, Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv, Seattle- Tacoma Airport and Bangkok International Airport in Thailand are among the world’s leading civil aviation airports already utilizing this advanced FOD detection technology. The Israeli Air Forces have also adopted this technology in pursuit of operational continuity and protection of their valuable assets.

Runway FOD has resulted in significant damage to aircraft that has cost the aviation industry internationally $13 billion per year in direct and indirect costs. FOD has also been implicated in airplane crashes that resulted in the death and injury of aircraft personnel and passengers.
The Runway Management Solution's cornerstone is FODetect ® and consists of the following additional enhancements: BirdWize™, SnowWize™, ViewWize™, encompassing the visibility and control RunWize provides ground operations on its runways.