Avionics

Garmin launches doppler-capable weather radar

July 20, 2012 0

Garmin has launched its GWX 70 solid-state weather radar that affordably brings advanced Doppler-enabled features to general aviation aircraft. The GWX 70 combines range and adjustable scanning profiles with precision target definition for accurate, real-time […]

Meteorology

NTSB safety alert on in-cockpit weather radar

June 21, 2012 0

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a Safety Alert to warn pilots using in-cockpit FIS-B and Satellite Weather display systems that the NEXRAD “age indicator” can be misleading. The actual NEXRAD data can […]

Meteorology

Saab to upgrade Swedish weather radar

May 28, 2012 0

Saab has signed a six-year contract with the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for modernising all twelve weather radar stations in Sweden. The contract means that Saab […]

Airspace

China approves AVTECH wind tool

May 28, 2012 0

AVTECH Sweden has won a Chinese patent on its AventusNowcast aircraft wind optimisation product that supports performance based operations. Lars GV Lindberg, CEO AVTECH Middle East LLC said: “The Chinese Aviation market is the fastest […]

Meteorology

Aviation weather dossier published

April 11, 2012 0

France’s Air and Space Academy, has published its latest dossier Air Traffic and Meteorology. This report follows the conference on the same theme organised in late 2010 by the Academy with the support of Météo […]

Meteorology

Vaisala records major milestone

March 8, 2012 0

Vaisala’s Global Lightning Data GLD360, the largest single source of real-time lightning information around the globe, has recorded its one billionth lightning stroke. The GLD360 network provides more lightning information than any other comparable dataset […]

Meteorology

ATC Global: MicroStep-MIS presents runway weather tool

March 6, 2012 0

Slovakia’s MicroStep-MIS launches IMS ARWIS – Airport Runway Weather Information System at this year’s ATC Global. MS ARWIS provides the airport authorities with essential runway surface condition data. Using real-time collected measurements from runway surface, subsurface […]

Airports

ATC Global: LM wind shear solution for Thailand

March 6, 2012 0

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) will install a Lockheed Martin WindTracerDoppler lidar system at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport as part of its Integrated Windshear Alerting System. Suvarnabhumi is the sixth busiest airport in Asia, having […]

Airports

Finavia runway reporting eases winter traffic

March 5, 2012 0

The ‘snowhow’ at airports maintained by Finavia is even better as a result of the new runway reporting system. The new system forwards runway conditions information in real time and in fixed format to air traffic control […]

Communications

New space weather forecast system launched

March 5, 2012 0

A new European Union system to forecast space weather will provide frequent and reliable web-based forecasts so that satellite operators can take action to protect their satellites from space radiation damage. Led by researchers at […]