Beijing Capital International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world with more over 100 million passengers passing through in 2018, has selected an Israei technology to improve runway safety, efficiency and capacity.

Tel Aviv-based Xsight Systems’ foreign object debris (FOD) detection solution, RunWize, uses sophisticated image and radar-processing algorithms based on artificial intelligence to monitor runways continuously in order to detect debris or hazards including birds.

Such threats on airport runways cost the global aviation industry nearly $12 billion each year.

Amongst the airports already utilizing RunWize are Boston Logan International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion International Airport and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, as well as the Israeli Air Force.

“We are proud to bring our industry-leading technology to Beijing Capital International Airport,” said Alex Koren, CEO of Xsight Systems. “This important achievement serves as a seal of approval of Xsight’s reputation worldwide.”