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Glasgow Airport installs new radar to pave way for new wind farm

February 04, 2019 / Airport Technology

Glasgow Airport has collaborated with air traffic services provider NATS and Banks Renewables to install a new radar system that can minimise the impact of the Kype Muir Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire.Acting as a statutory consultee, the airport must evaluate the wind farm project proposals up to 50km away.Glasgow Airport said in a statement: “Due to their height and movement patterns, wind turbines can have a range of impacts on navigational systems, including being detected by Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and appearing on air traffic control screens.