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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

Work continues to overcome St Helena airport wind shear issues

Work continues to mitigate the challenges of wind shear at St Helena’s new £280 million airport, island authorities report. In November 2011, the St Helena … More ››

SESAR boosts winter forecasting for de-icing

SESAR has helped develop a winter weather forecasting tool to provide short-term forecasts for de-icing operations. The tool was validated during a series of exercises, which … More ››

Wind shear worries stall St Helena launch

A brand new airport on the remote island of St Helena costing more than £285 million is unable to launch commercial services until concerns over … More ››