Currently only in use at YVR
, the new radar allows operators to locate pieces of FOD on runways up to a kilometere away. This helps to shorten delays caused by trying to find FOD pilots have reported from 15-20 min to under 5. Many other airports are watching the testing at YVR
, and SYD
. The sytem is called Tarsier, and the retail cost of each modual is $1.5 million US.
As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.