Category Archives: Meteorology

Boeing, JAXA to flight-test weather technology

Boeing and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will flight-test Long-range Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology next year. This remote-sensing technology could help commercial … More ››

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Onsite meteorologists to work at NATS centre

A team of Met Office meteorologists will for the first time be based all year round at the NATS control centre in Hampshire. The move follows … More ››

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Naviair upgrades to Frequentis weather info

Denmark’s Naviair has received the latest smartWeather system release from Frequentis, enabling the exchange of IWXXM data in full compliance with Amendment 78 of ICAO … More ››

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WMO, IATA team on weather data gathering

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has held talks and entered into a new working arrangement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the operation … More ››

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Thales ECOsystem links to Meteo France

World ATM Congress  Thales has struck an agreement with Météo-France to integrate global weather services into Thales’s ECOsystem decision support platform for improved aviation operations. In many … More ››

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Europe’s ATC launches worsening weather study

Several major European air traffic control agencies are studying how best to manage the impact of an apparent worsening of continental weather systems. The six air … More ››

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Weather Eye

The forecast just got brighter for US area control centre controllers in offshore airspace who will get better weather information from areas where radar is … More ››

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Troubled St Helena needs ‘open chequebook’

The troubled St Helena airport built with £285m of UK taxpayer’s cash could require an open chequebook if it is to ever to enter into … More ››

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Turbulent Times

Detecting turbulence remains the Achilles’ heel of modern-day aviation. Reports submitted by pilots, subjective and often very inaccurate, are the least expensive and the most … More ››

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UAVs to tap into precise, real-time weather data 

IBM’s met services business The Weather Company is to work with low-altitude UAV airspace manager AirMap to deliver real-time hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators. As … More ››

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