Qatar’s top engineering company partners with over 50 Global partners to provide world-class civil and military engineering aerospace solutions.

 

Qatar’s top engineering company partners with over 50 Global partners to provide world-class civil and military engineering aerospace solutions. 

Qatar-owned Bayanat Engineering’s wide international partnership network with prestigious companies provide Qatar with high-quality information and communication, navigation, meteorology, Air Traffic Management, specialised lighting, low voltage & low current systems, surveillance, passenger and traffic movement operations.

By partnering with major technology providers, including Frequentis, Saab, Vaisala, Micronav, Corobor, Jotron, ParkAir, Honeywell etc Bayanat Engineering strategizes and designs clients’ projects, primarily in aviation, from start-to-finish to the highest standards.

“Our valuable partnership with international partners is build on trust and experience,” Hassan Ezzeddine, General Manager Bayanat Engineering Qatar said.

The engineering group works with industry-leading experts and businesses all over the world providing innovative solutions through top-notch products and services from across the globe.

Furthermore, Bayanat has partnered with over 150 international collaborators to form the largest portfolio of proven aviation solutions from leading international manufacturers and delivered over 1,300 successful projects around the world.

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“Through mutual respect and understanding we achieved and established genuine and sincere relationships, which are the foundation of a solid long-term collaboration. We grow stronger each year, as we devote ourselves to common vision – delivering best solutions to our client’s gratification and needs.

Bayanat Engineering Qatar partnering up with the internationally accredited and recognised companies has delivered outstanding results in the field and continuous to implement their high-quality work.

The engineering solutions provided by Bayanat, such as radar detection, FOD, AGL, remote tower, digital tower, rain gauge, specialised lighting and many other plays crucial role in safety and security as well as efficiency of the operations.

“Matching vision and mission between partners in achieving goals have created a mutually beneficial environment for Bayanat Engineering Qatar and the partners in order to represent them in Qatar market. We are proud to work with the companies oriented on quality and innovation, as it helps us be the best in the field and deliver best results possible,” he added.

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Established in 1983, the company has risen to the top of their field and are a key player in the aviation sector in Qatar, working with Qatar Civil Aviation, Qatar Airways, and Qatar Meteorological Department, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Aeronautical Academy, Military and Defence, specialising in air traffic management, airside and terminal systems, to meet the needs of airport authorities, air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities and military and defence.

Qatar rain gauges and their importance

Why are rain gauges important?
Monitoring rainfall has never been more important as part of commitments to improve water cycle management in ever-challenging climates.
An increasingly large global population is facing a growing number of climate challenges, including heat waves, droughts, floods and natural disasters, making water cycle management and smart monitoring of meteorological conditions extremely important.
Smart water management, including the use of rain gauges for monitoring, can have a range of benefits. These include the prevention of wastage and the provision of better outcomes based on information about the lifecycle of water.
Monitoring rainwater, for example, can provide vital information about the nature of this water and pressure levels. It can also offer data on purification and temperature, and even deliver information on conditions in more remote locations.
The benefits of this for aviation:  Weather monitoring is vital for the aviation sector, especially given the dangers posed to pilots from adverse weather conditions. Important monitoring for the aviation industry can include everything from RADARs used by air traffic control to monitor cloud systems to decision support systems to offer short-term forecasts to help pilots prepare for conditions.
Bayanat Engineering Qatar is a key player when it comes to providing this information and has built airport weather forecasting systems used at airports around the world. This equipment is vital when it comes to keeping pilots safe and ensuring a smooth and pleasurable experience for passengers. Rainfall management can play a key part in this and in overall water management, delivering a multitude of specialist information to help protect both human life and the wider planet.
Rainfall has also long been known to have an impact on aviation safety. It can have an adverse effect on aerodynamics, as well as causing difficulties due to visibility impairment, for example.
Bayanat Engineering was chosen to provide and install 50 rain gauges by the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (Qatar Meteorology Department) to help it to ensure that it is up-to-date with meteorological standards and to help it to develop working mechanisms. Automatic weather monitoring stations, or AWOS (Automated Weather Observing Systems), provide continuous meteorological information in real-time. They are commonly used and controlled by providers in the aviation sector. They have functions in terms of climatology and meteorology and offer information that is vital for maintaining safety standards. The measurements taken by these systems depend on specific configuration, but typically include the likes of barometric pressure, wind gusts and wind speed, dew point and temperature, sky conditions, precipitation, freezing rain, thunderstorms and surface conditions on runways.
The role of Bayanat Engineering in Qatar rain gauge supply: Bayanat Engineering Qatar was awarded the project to supply and test the Automatic Rain Gauge initiative. This contract features the supply of 50 units including Dataloggers, rain gauges and 4G modems to monitor rainfall and how intense this is.
Rain gauge system – how does it work?
A rain gauge is a system used by meteorologists to measure the amount of rainfall over a particular area. It is also used in aviation to inform flight-related decisions. There are several types of rain gauges, and most collect precipitation to give a reading – usually in millimetres of height across each square metre. Rainfall is measured over a certain period – usually a day. However, in aviation, readings are often taken at much shorter intervals.
Let’s take a closer look at the types of rain gauges and their uses.
Manual versus automatic rain gauge systems: Rain gauge systems can measure rainfall either automatically or manually. Manual systems tend to be simpler, whereas companies will use automatic systems in instances where more precision is required, such as for aviation purposes.
Manual rain gauges have their limitations in their accuracy. This is because some rainfall will often stick to the gauge’s sides in the form of droplets, thus causing the accurate rain levels to be under-recorded by small amounts.
Rain gauges may also be challenging to use in extreme weather conditions. String storms and cyclones, for example, may cause wind damage to the device. Wind can also cause inaccuracies in readings as it may blow the water out of the gauge after it has landed. Another factor that can impact the accuracy of rain gauges is cold weather. The formation of ice in the gauge can block the entrance, leaving new water unable to enter. Many of the more advanced rain measurement systems are equipped with built-in heating systems to prevent ice build-up.
To summarise, a rain gauge is a standard device to measure rainfall and is an essential tool in informing aviation decisions.
For more information about how a rain gauge could help your engineering systems, contact the team at Bayanat Engineering Qatar today.
 

Bayanat Engineering: Specialists in airport lighting, signage projects

Have you ever peered out of your aircraft window and spied multicoloured lights that line the runway as your flight prepares to take off? Their gleam and colour catch the eye, but their purpose is far more important than mere aesthetics. In fact, they constitute specialised lighting for runway and airport and play a crucial role in ensuring the safe passage of planes while on or near the ground.
As for the different colours, they are arranged in precise patterns, that are universally recognised by the different international airports, and represent the various points of the taxiway and runway. This helps orient the pilot and other users of the aeronautical ground when the visibility is low. There are about 9 colour combinations of specialised lighting found in airports.
The different lighting systems of the airport and its proximity
• Taxiways and runways: Taxiway edge lights are blue. They can be both recessed or elevated and are sometimes followed by green in-pavement centreline lights. Their colour is different from that of the runways, which are represented by a white centreline that gradually turns amber towards the approaching of the lift-off.
• Approach and apron lighting: Approaching the runway, a pilot needs to be guided towards its exact whereabouts. There are special series of lightbars and strobe lights lining this passageway, called the approach lighting system (ALS).  At the heart of the airport, aprons, or areas where passengers climb onboard and leave, where aircrafts are parked upon arrival, are marked by apron floodlights. Not only do they help maintain overall security in this zone, but also provide appropriate illumination for the embarkation and debarkation of passengers and cargo.
• Heliport lighting: Outside the usual taxiways and runways, one can find heliports, or areas delimited for the take-off and landing of helicopters. These have a special lighting system as well. You might have noticed in movies that their lights are arranged in a circular or square pattern. Sometimes, the airplane taxiway is in the heliport’s proximity. Therefore, to avoid confusing the two, the latter is lined with yellow lights.
• The significance of signage: Signage is another obligatory means of guiding pilots and vehicles that operate around the taxiways and runways, as it indicates direction and provides information. Two main types can be distinguished: Operational guidance signs and mandatory instruction signs. Marked by special letters, numbers, symbols and, of course, colour, they are just as crucial in ensuring safe passage of planes, although, airports smaller than Hamad International Airport may have little to no such signs.
Together, these luminaries and their ancillaries make up the airfield ground lighting. All the different illumination types could be controlled simultaneously or airfield by airfield via the lighting control and monitoring systems of the airport (ALCMS). The intensity of the lights could also be alternated between high, medium and low for appropriate meteorological conditions. It is important to measure their precise intensity. Photometry and calibration (MALMS) are, hence, used to help with maintenance and measuring of the ground light of the airfield. The measurements of beam intensity and orientation of the Airfield Lighting should be done regularly. Airports also have to submit a report about their installations, which complies with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards and meets the safety regulation requirements for a Preventive Maintenance System for Airfield Lighting.
Outside the airport
Obstruction lights: Specialised lighting is employed outside the aerodromes just as well. On your night flights, it probably occurred to you to find piercing red lights on the rooftops of the Doha skyline, or other towers and tall buildings, as you fly above. It is absolutely necessary to mark elevated structures with these lights to avoid any accidents and indicate their exact position for the passing aircrafts in gloomy or dark conditions. The rules of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prescribe that the buildings outreaching 200 feet (60 m) above ground be marked by paint or luminaries. As per ICAO, this height is lowered down to about 148 feet (45 m).
These beacon and obstruction lightings vary according to terrain, geographic location, weather conditions of the area, but also types of structures. Interestingly, wind turbines have their own prescribed norms for lighting. So, what are the different types of obstruction lights?  There are the LED elevated aviation red obstruction lights. Their light is omnidirectional and has an Infra-red option. The other two types are Medium-intensity and high-intensity obstruction white lights.
Bayanat Engineering, an expert in the area, has been a provider of high-quality specialised lighting for airfields and heliports, guidance signage, obstruction and beacon lighting, MALMS and ALCMS in various large international airports. In effect, Bayanat Engineering has led specialised lighting and signage projects in Doha’s very own Hamad International Airport.

تحت شعار «المحيطات مناخ العالم وطقسه» قطر تحتفل باليوم العالمي للأرصاد الجوية

الدوحة  قنا:

شاركت دولة قطر أمس في الاحتفال باليوم العالمي للأرصاد الجوية الذي يصادف الثالث والعشرين من مارس من كل عام، تحت شعار «المحيطات- مناخ العالم وطقسه».

وتولي دولة قطر اهتمامًا كبيرًا بالجوانب المتعلقة بالأرصاد الجوية والتغيرات المناخية، بما يسهم في تحقيق التنمية المستدامة وتعزيز التنمية الخضراء، الأمر الذي يتوافق مع رؤية قطر الوطنية 2030، ويتماشى مع التزامات دولة قطر الدولية وجهودها في إنجاح التعاون الدولي، حيث تلتزم دولة قطر بدور استباقي على المستوى الإقليمي لتقييم أثر تغير المناخ والتخفيف من آثاره السلبية، لا سيما في دول الخليج العربي، ودعم المبادرات الدولية ذات الصلة.

ويؤكد الدستور الدائم لدولة قطر على المحافظة على البيئة وعلى توازنها الطبيعي لتحقيق التنمية الشاملة والمستدامة لكل الأجيال، حيث تعمل قطر مع الأطراف الإقليمية والدولية على معالجة قضايا البيئة وتغير المناخ، كما أن لدولة قطر إسهامًا بارزًا في المبادرات العالمية التي تهدف إلى التخفيف من آثار التغير المناخي.

عبدالله بن ناصر تركي السبيعي

وقال سعادة السيد عبدالله بن ناصر تركي السبيعي، رئيس الهيئة العامة للطيران المدني: نحتفل باليوم العالمي للأرصاد الجوية تحت شعار «المحيطات  مناخ العالم وطقسه»، وفي هذا الصدد اهتمت دولة قطر بخدمات الأرصاد الجوية وحازت على اعتراف منظمة الأرصاد العالمية بتقديم خدمات الطقس من خلال مركز الخليج البحري ليكون المركز الوحيد في المنطقة كمزود للتنبؤات البحرية.

عبدالله محمد المناعي

وبهذه المناسبة أكد السيد عبدالله محمد المناعي، مدير إدارة الأرصاد الجوية بالهيئة العامة للطيران المدني، على أهمية الاحتفال باليوم العالمي للأرصاد الجوية، مبينًا أن المنظمة العالمية للأرصاد الجوية اعتمدت هذا اليوم بعد تأسيسها نظرًا لأهميته، إذ دأبت المنظمة والأعضاء على اختيار شعار لهذا اليوم، يتم استنباطه من القضايا المهمة في مجال الأرصاد الجوية والمناخ، وذلك لتبيان أهمية هذا الجانب وانعكاساته على حياة الناس.

وقال المناعي، إن دولة قطر ممثلة بإدارة الأرصاد الجوية بالهيئة العامة للطيران المدني، تحتفل بهذا اليوم من كل عام، إدراكًا منها بأهمية علوم الأرصاد الجوية والتغيرات المناخية وتأثيرها على حياة الناس، وضرورة أن تكون دولة قطر عنصرًا فاعلًا على الساحة الدولية فيما يتعلق بهذه المجالات.

وحول شعار احتفال هذا العام «المحيطات – مناخ العالم وطقسه»، أوضح مدير إدارة الأرصاد الجوية، أن هناك ارتباطًا وثيقًا بين عناصر الشعار، لافتًا إلى أن اختيار الشعار يأتي من حقيقة أن الرغبة في معرفة المزيد حول الطقس والمناخ والتغيرات المرتبطة بهما تتطلب بذل المزيد من الجهود في سبيل الإلمام بعلوم المحيطات، نظرًا لتأثير التغيرات التي تحدث في المحيطات وانعكاسها على دورة الطقس والمناخ، مؤكدًا أن هذه الجهود سيكون لها مردود إيجابي وستسهم في زيادة المعرفة حول التغيرات المناخية.

وأضاف: إن التغيرات في مياه المحيطات ودراسة تأثيراتها على دورة الطقس والمناخ، ستسهم في الحد من بعض الكوارث الطبيعية وستحد من بعض الخسائر البشرية والمادية.

وحول اهتمام دولة قطر بالأرصاد الجوية والجهود المبذولة في هذا الصدد، أكد المناعي، أن إدارة الأرصاد الجوية بالهيئة العامة للطيران المدني تعمل بشكل مستمر على تطوير منظومتها، مبينًا أن نشاط الإدارة يحظى بتواجد فعال على الساحة المحلية، لافتًا إلى أن الإدارة قامت بالبدء في وقت سابق بتنفيذ بعض المشاريع المهمة التي تم الانتهاء منها مؤخرًا، موضحًا أن الإدارة لا تألو جهدًا في تطوير كل ما من شأنه أن يعزز من مكانة الأرصاد الجوية في دولة قطر، بما يسهم في تقديم خدمات متميزة ومتكاملة.

وأشار إلى أن الأجهزة المستخدمة في إدارة الأرصاد الجوية تتميز بدرجة عالية من التطور والدقة، موضحًا أن تلك الأجهزة التي دخلت حيز التشغيل خلال السنتين الأخيرتين تسهم في تعزيز أداء عمل الإدارة بكفاءة، وتساعد الموظفين على أداء عملهم على أكمل وجه. كما أنها تنتج تحليلات وتنبؤات عالية الدقة.

وقال المناعي إن قسم الرصد بالإدارة يمتلك 13 محطة أرصاد أوتوماتيكية، حيث إن العمل جارٍ على تركيبها في المواقع التي تم تحديدها بناءً على دراسات دقيقة، مبينًا أن بعض تلك المحطات سيتم تركيبها في مواقع تخدم بطولة كأس العالم 2022.

Bayanat Engineering Qatar: Leader in meteorology systems

 

Meteorology is a part of everyday life. The aviation, marine, oil and gas, and military sectors use meteorological tools in different ways. Bayanat Engineering Qatar is the leader in the market.
Aviation: The aviation industry employs the use of runway visual range (RVR) systems to ensure a clear and safe landing strip for the pilot to land their aircraft. The RVR is calculated using transmissometers, a piece of equipment installed along runways to determine the visual range left until the aircraft’s landing point.
Oil and gas: The oil and gas procurement industry is unpredictable. Working anywhere from the middle of the ocean to deep under the ground, sudden changes in weather conditions can impact the harvesting of oil and gas and endanger workers. This is where meteorology comes in. Using equipment such as Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) and Weather Decision Support Systems (WDSS), oil and gas firms can constantly monitor the weather and change their working strategies accordingly.
Military: Meteorology is used there too. Navy and Marine, as well as the Military Aviation depend on the meteorology aspects.
AWOS: One of the oldest types of automated weather monitoring units, AWOS units report the latest weather updates in 20-minute intervals. This is ideal for airports that need regular and reliable weather reports to ensure optimal flying conditions for every flight. AWOS systems are fully configurable to specific needs and can include any number of the following measurements — Barometric pressure, Wind speed, gust, and direction; Visibility, Identification of precipitation (e.g drizzle, snow, rain), and Sky condition, including cloud ceiling height.
Meteorological sensors: These are typically deployed on buoys, though they are also set up on towers and across runways. Like AWOS, these sensors accurately measure a variety of weather conditions and other aviation affecting factors. At Bayanat, we install meteorological sensors that measure  Wind, Barometric pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Cloud ceiling height, Precipitation, and Solar radiation.
Runway Visual Range: Another piece of crucial airport equipment that Bayanat offers installation of, is transmissometers. They are installed at the side of the runway to allow for the measurement of the RVR. Transmissometers are a modern method of RVR calculation. Transmissometers  allow for more precise and reliable measurements not dependent on the eyesight quality of a worker. This guarantees a safer and more guided landing for pilots.
MET Forecasting/Visualization Systems: MET forecasting is another essential cog that keeps airport business moving smoothly. By forecasting the weather through visualization systems such as the ones offered by Bayanat, airports can ensure that they can anticipate any weather issues with maximum efficiency and warning time. These are the same MET forecasting systems used by weather reporters.
Weather Radars: Also known as a Doppler weather radar or weather surveillance radar (WSR), weather radars are used specifically to track precipitation, including its type (snow, rain, etc), motion, and intensity. Modern weather radars are incredibly useful as they not only measure current rain but can also award experts foresight, giving the ability to preempt intense and potentially disruptive precipitation.
LiDAR (Wind shear/Wake Vortex Measurement): Standing for Light Detection and Ranging, LiDAR allows for the measurement of distances across the earth, most specifically its surface characteristics including wind shear. Wind shear can significantly affect the flight quality and path of aircraft, so trusting Bayanat to install LiDAR monitoring equipment could be invaluable.
Lightning detection systems: Bayanat’s lightning detection systems are one of the most advanced and reliable units in the market. Measuring down to the exact discharge location and the polarity, strength, and lightning parameters, airports will receive highly detailed and precise data during every storm.
Radiometers: Used for the thermodynamic profiling of energy, radiometers are devices that measure and monitor the flux of electromagnetic radiation. Radiometers quantify invisible types of light, including infrared and UV, helping to widen the range of data on the light spectrum.
Radiosonde: Usually carried into the atmosphere via weather balloon, radiosondes are remote weather telemetry systems that measure a range of weather parameters and transmit the data to a control base back on earth. This is ideal for airports as they can glean an accurate report of the environment up in the air, including checking for ideal flight conditions and preempting any problematic conditions.
Weather Decision Support Systems: For holistic weather decision support, any airport should invest in WDSS offered by Bayanat. WDSSs take all data attained by the above equipment and utilise it to predict and detect any change in the weather, including rare phenomena.
If you do want to learn more – you can contact Bayanat Engineering Qatar and check their website for the past projects and information.

Bayanat Engineering: The ICT solutions provider for HIA

The rapid development of Information Communication technology (ICT) over the last 50 years marked the rise of the Digital Age. The aviation sector, at its core a manifestation of technological advancement, relies heavily on ICT.  

Why use ICT in aviation?

ICT involves devices (phones, computers, etc.), applications, Internet and wireless networks, telecommunications and software that placed together in a system, ensure transmission and storage of information in the digital space.  It is, therefore, crucial that good communication is established not only among the staff but also between the technical structures involved, for the proper functioning of the airport system. Moreover, the information should be safely stored and transmitted.

This is where the ICT comes into play and contribute to various fields of communications in the airport.

Cabling systems

The structured cabling systems (SCN) are an essential part of the airport’s telecommunications infrastructure (transmission of signals via wires, broadcasting, telephone, telegraph, etc.) that involves not only cables, but various other types of hardware. Apart from providing efficient telephone services, it also allows data to be quickly and safely transferred between the computer networks within the airport, as well as to its outside receptors. It is a design and installation of the cables that starts at a point called the network interface device (the endpoint of the service provider) and props up the various hardware involved in the airport infrastructure, maintaining connections in the entirety of the airport systems.  Cables have to be installed according to standards. Cabling has various so-called subsystems, the established connection points: Entrance facilities, equipment rooms, backbone cabling, horizontal cabling, telecom rooms and work-area components.

Data Communication Hardware and Computer Network Equipment 

To be able to efficiently pass on data between the different parts of the aerodrome, such as its terminals, or even its many computers, data communication hardware and computer network equipment are used. Storage and servers are also an essential part of data hardware, as they constitute the data center equipment. A file server stores information on one networked computer, while interlinking the network’s users and allowing them to access this data through their connected devices. Data communication hardware also includes storage for the tons of data that are being processed at the airports every year.

The computer network equipment of an airport serves as a link between various devices, splitting, switching, sending and boosting information signals around the network. There are also certain protocols that prescribe the way data should be handled by these devices. Some types include the host computer, hubs, Network interface cards, routers, gateways, firewalls and modems.

Distributed antennas (DAS)

These are the antennas connected to a single point and distributed around an area. The structure allows for better network performance, with one antenna wholly covering its assigned zone, without disturbing the coverage provided by others of its kind. At airports, the DAS could be used to distribute wireless service coverage. This includes cellular and Wi-Fi connections, PCS and even public safety services.

Security, cloud computing and IoT

With the amount of data stored at the airports, there is need for security. If this confidential information is hacked into, the consequences may be detrimental to the airport. Various cybersecurity and information security systems are installed to prevent unauthorized access to data, its inappropriate modification or deletion.

The Internet of Things (IoT) or the devices that are interconnected via Internet, relies heavily on cloud computing, which is the provision of services or solutions, such as software, databases, analytics, storage, servers, etc. This allows for flexibility of resources, lowering of operating costs and more efficient performance of the system, as the services are specifically tailored to the airport’s needs.

IP telephony and IP television

The basis of the modern-day airport ICT is interconnection, facilitation of information transmission and flexibility of service. Internet Protocol telephony is no different. IP telephony is a phone system reliant on the Internet Protocol’s packet switch connections for voice data transmission. The Internet aspect allows for better sound quality and lower charges. Implementing these into the many systems of the airport could help attract more customers and provide voice services for airlines.  Airports seek to provide good customer experience to all visitors, so Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is installed in large international flight hubs. The IP television could be connected to a local area network or a wide area network. As a user of IPTV, you are able to stream programs and series on demand.

Bayanat Engineering specializes in these and other ICT solutions for airports around the world. An important figure in the Middle Eastern aviation sector, Bayanat Engineering is notably behind the installation of the information communication technologies in Hamad International Airport.

Bayanat Engineering Qatar: Providing HIA with hi-tech solutions to combat virus

COVID-19 prevention and solutions at Hamad International Airport

With the unexpected arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries and their industries all around the planet had been constrained to adapt new sanitary measures, in order to reduce contamination by the quasi-omnipresent virus.  Airports, the tourist hubs of the world that welcome millions of visitors every year, have seen the risk of becoming the primary spreading spots for the novel coronavirus, as the number of infections continued growing globally.

This is why, it has been an essential task for engineers to make sure that these places of potential first contact with the disease, are well-disinfected and secured. Hamad International Airport, elected as one of the top-three airports in the world in 2020, has seen its own load of sanitary measures implemented. The focus has been put on the diminution of the potential transmissions of COVID-19, as well as on prevention, needed to reduce any possibility of the virus’ “setting foot” on the Qatari soil.

Apart from the now-essential masks and gloves distributed to all staff members, the encouraged cashless card payment, the hand sanitisers available at every corner and the disinfection of the high-contact areas every 10 to 15 minutes, HIA now boasts an array of technological solutions — its ammunition against the vicious virus. In fact, Hamad International Airport has been espousing technological advancement from its very conception; the same spirit of innovation dominates its strategy against the pandemic.

 

Technological solutions at HIA

One may believe themselves in a Star Wars theme park upon entering the airport. What are all of those intergalactic-looking helmets and robots circling everywhere?  The robots that have been put in place all around the facility, especially in the zones of higher visitor concentrations. These autonomous devices kill the majority of noxious micro-organisms in the air, by emitting concentrated UV-C light, hence reducing the risk of contamination by the virus. The ultraviolet solutions have also been employed in the disinfection tunnels for the passing luggage.

As for the sci-fi helmets that are worn by the staff, these are, in fact, intelligent infra-red face masks that measure the temperature of the passers-by. Its functioning based on IR thermal imaging, AI and augmented reality display, the contactless head appliance is an exemplar of HIA’s innovation-based approach to combatting the COVID-19 crisis.

But the real stars of this futuristic aerodrome are the M3000N Dual Vision Network Thermal Imaging Cameras, an extra-precise arsenal deployed to screen the temperature of the crowds. How does this system work?

With its coverage of hundreds of people per minute, it achieves an impressive 99.5% accuracy in measuring the temperature of individuals. It is critical to determine the first fever symptoms, raised body temperature’s being one of the giveaway signs of the novel coronavirus infection. Time and resource-efficient, the scanner cameras present themselves as optimal solutions in the scenario. Installed by Bayanat Engineering in only 2 months, the camera system uses Cantronics technology, which facilitates mass scanning. Furthermore, the footage of the cameras could be stored for a period of 60 days, enough to find potential signs of the infected individuals and help trace back the amplitude and spread of contaminations. It also utilises uninterruptible power supply (UPS), which allows the system to function and perform continuously, without interruption. It is also very easy to sync with the third-party software, such as Qatar’s Ehteraz application, since transparency and good communication are essential in preventing the spread of the virus.

Hasan Ezzeddine, General Manager at Bayanat Engineering, prides himself in the technology, and said: “I believe it is a great and essential solution in the current state of affairs and will be a necessity due to high accuracy.”

Indeed, Bayanat Engineering, throughout the years, has been a loyal partner and provider to the Hamad International Airport both in terms of technological and sanitary solutions.

Bayanat Engineering Qatar: Providing HIA with the best services time and again

 

The famous Wright brothers completed a successful flight in 1903, in North Carolina, which is widely agreed to be the beginning of aviation. Despite their successful flight, for many years the general public shunned air travel, as it appeared to be too dangerous. It was only after World War 1, and the funding that the aviation industry received, did air travel begin to look like a safe and reliable means of transport. Not long after the end of World War 1, Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in a solo flight which drew a lot of media attention, bringing interest in flying into the mainstream.

To capitalise on the interest in aviation created by Lindbergh, multiple air transport holding industries were founded, including Aviation Corporation, which would later be re-branded as American Airways. In 1928, United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, later renamed as United Airlines, was founded by Boeing, and air travel began its steady journey to becoming commercialised.
Before aeroplanes began carrying passengers commercially, they began carrying mail and cargo. The American Kelly Airmail Act of 1925 allowed aeroplanes to work as mail carriers, giving many airlines the opportunity to build revenue until they could expand and develop their airline to be suitable to carry passengers.
World War 2 saw commercial fleets of planes become necessary to transport soldiers and supplies around the world. Aviation companies received significant investment from European countries which allowed them to fully extend and develop their commercial aviation services. Post-WW2, in the 1950s, the aviation industry dramatically improved the regularity and comfort of commercial flights and jet-engine technology allowed flights to operate faster and more regularly.

The history of Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, which is considered to be the best airline in the world, was founded in 1994 and began as a small regional airline that travelled only a few, select routes. In 1997, the airline was rebranded by His Highness the Father Amir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who wanted to turn the small airline into the world’s leading international airline. From 1997 onwards, Qatar Airways has aimed to offer the highest standards of service and comfort possible on a commercial airline and is continuously striving to offer its passengers a unique, excellent flying experience.
The airline averages a double-digit growth year after year, largely due to the leadership of the Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, and the companies the Group Chief Executive has chosen to partner with.

Qatar Airways and Bayanat
Engineering Qatar
The international hub of Qatar Airways is HIA (Hamad International Airport) who have chosen time and time again to work with Bayanat Engineering Qatar. For example, in July 2020 HIA partnered with Bayanat Engineering to deploy a RunWize™ FOD Detection Solution and in October 2020 chose to work with them again to upgrade their communication systems. It is only through the support of HIA that Qatar Airways can continue to provide their exceptionally high levels of service.

Bayanat Engineering Qatar: Providing modern, advanced solutions for airports

In order to understand the airports and its development – it is important to know its history, how it was created and came into the concept.

First airport and first airport in Qatar

When you think of the word, ‘airport’, you will most likely associate the term with the sleek, modern airports we have grown accustomed to today, such as Hamad International Airport in Qatar. Airports have, of course, not always been this way and have advanced significantly in the last 100 years. In this article we reflect on the world’s first airport, as well as the first airport in Qatar, and how companies such as Bayanat Engineering helped them become the modern transport facilities we know them to be today.

The world’s first airport

In 1919, over a 100 years ago, Hounslow Heath Aerodrome opened. Many people mistakenly believe the Wright Brothers developed the first airport, whereas, in reality, they developed the world’s first continually operating airfield. For an airfield to be classified as an airport, it needs to have an aerodrome, storage for aircraft and a control tower, making Hounslow Heath Aerodrome the world’s first official airport.
The world’s first scheduled international commercial air services flew to and from Hounslow before it shut its doors in 1920 after essentially being replaced by Croydon Airport. Just three years after Hounslow was founded, the world’s first permanent airport for commercial aviation services opened in East Prussia.

The first airport in Qatar

Dukhan airport was the first airport in Qatar and was completed in the late 1930s. While the airport was initially a commercial success, it was eventually overshadowed by Doha International Airport, which was built in 1959 and subsequently made Dukhan obsolete. Some buildings within the airport were preserved but the majority of the airport grounds were left to ruin.

The importance of development

If the founders of Dukhan airport and Hounslow Heath Aerodrome were able to walk around modern airports in Qatar today, the technology surrounding them would appear as if it came from science-fiction. In the past 100 years, technological advancements have been made at an astounding pace, meaning airports have been able to advance and develop at an unprecedented rate. Advancements in technology have brought many benefits to airports, such as allowing flights to take off more regularly and travel further distances.

How are modern airports built to address modern security risks?

Modern airports in Qatar, such as Hamad International Airport, are built to not only provide excellent commercial services but also to ensure the safety and security of all individuals who enter and exit the airport. For example, a modern airport must be complete with surveillance technology, structured cabling systems to allow for reliable communications, specialized lighting to ensure pilots have complete visibility and advanced navigation systems, to name but a few features.

Bayanat Engineering Qatar is proud to be working with Hamad International Airport in Qatar and other airports in Qatar to help them implement and utilize advanced communication, surveillance, air traffic management, navigation and terminal operation professional services. We respect the history of the world’s and Qatar’s first airports while we are dedicated to provide modern solutions for airports in operation today.

Bayanat Engineering Qatar continues to provide innovative security solutions to HIA

In order to accommodate millions of football fans who will be travelling to Qatar in 2022 to enjoy the biggest football event in the world, Qatar has announced an ambitious project to expand the Hamad International Airport (HIA).

The expansion will ensure HIA can accommodate the expected 60 million passengers that will be flying to Qatar during the World Cup. The expansion will ensure guests flying to Qatar will be able to enjoy the amazing facilities available at HIA without being overcrowded. 11,720 square feet of retail, food and beverage space will be added to the airport, ensuring guests can experience culinary delights from around the world and a luxury shopping experience.

HIA is an airport renowned for its appearance and features many beautiful wave-style buildings. The expansion will see a continuation of HIA’s existing water and wave theme by including an impressive 10,000 square-meter indoor tropical garden, complete with a 268 square-meter water feature.

During the current state of affairs, it is important to continue the development of the sectors, especially before 2022 FIFA World Cup preparation for Qatar. There are undergoing developments in the Hamad International—such as increasing safety and expansion. Bayanat Engineering Qatar, trusted solution provider for Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, is currently implementing safety with current ongoing projects.

Hassan Ezzedine (pictured), General Manager of Bayanat Engineering Qatar, is always striving for success and having great vision for his company. Bayanat Engineering Qatar is the leading solutions provider for aviation and engineering government sectors including Traffic Management, Military Defence, Airside and Terminal Systems with the deployment of a wide range of Communication, Navigation, Surveillance, Meteorological, Passenger and Operation Management, Lighting, Security and Information Technologies.

Hassan Ezzedine said: “Preparation for 2022 FIFA World Cup is vital for Qatar – one of the aspects for Hamad International Airport is to be prepared for increased capacity of its passengers, while keeping the high standard of comfort and safety.”

“Bayanat Engineering Qatar always delivers best solutions for the Qatar’s aviation sector, in order to ensure the most efficient and the safest way for passengers to travel. We believe in trust and our track record is the indicator of that. Strong leadership, support of our shareholders, experienced team and our partners – makes Bayanat Engineering Qatar one of the strongest players in the market. Our goal is to achieve the best and more throughout our projects.”

In order to ensure passengers, feel comfortable flying and to ensure passenger safety, HIA has introduced multiple virus mitigation systems to ensure the airport is safe and secure for 2022. The airport has introduced thermal screening for all passengers and staff. Their Smart Screening Helmet is a portable device that can take the temperature of an individual via a contact-less measurement. The helmet operates with infrared thermal imaging, AI and augmented reality, to take the temperature of a passenger efficiently.

In addition to that, HIA has installed the Human Body Temperature Scanners by Bayanat Engineering Qatar that are accurate, efficient and precise. HIA has also currently employed a team of disinfectant robots, which have been deployed in busy areas of the airport to keep it safe and disinfected.

Bayanat Engineering Qatar is continuing to work for HIA and provide their innovative security solutions to HIA. This ensures passengers flying to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup can have complete confidence in their safety. Bayanat Engineering Qatar is glad to be the part of the expansion, that will accommodate fans from all over the world during FIFA event.