Fog-busting technology receives government backing


A start-up company offering a method to clear fog at airports has received government backing.

Christchurch-based company Pyper Vision is developing a spray that can quickly absorb moisture from the air, clearing fog.

The team is being assisted by the Government’s Airspace Integration Trials Programme, which aims to safely support the adoption of new aviation technology into the existing transport system.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods said the spray could help make fog delays a thing of the past.

Fog delays at airports cost exporters, airlines, and airports significantly, resulting in more carbon emissions because of extra fuel spent on diverted flights and causing significant frustration and inconvenience to travellers, Woods said.

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