Category Archives: Meteorology

Met Office to support LHR with airfield oversight

The UK Met Office will continue to support the smooth running of London Heathrow Airport after signing a new seven-year contract to provide on-site meteorologists … More ››

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SITAONAIR, DTN partnership adds weather alerting feature to AIRCOM FlightTracker tool

A weather-alerting feature, allowing flight dispatchers to avoid or anticipate weather disruption throughout flights, has been launched as a new feature of SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM FlightTracker, … More ››

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Leonardo awarded framework radar systems contract by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology

WATM2018 Leonardo, through its German subsidiary Selex ES, has been awarded a major contract by the Bureau of Meteorology to deliver state-of-the-art meteorological radars in Australia. … More ››

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Airline industry developing turbulence database

Airline industry body IATA is developing a turbulence information-sharing platform, which it aims to launch in 2019. Working in collaboration with airlines and industry stakeholders, … More ››

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Belgocontrol boosts preferred Brussels runways

Belgocontrol secured 85 per cent of movements at Brussels Airport on its three preferential runways (25R, 25L and 19) in 2017. In 15 per cent … More ››

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Belgocontrol debuts upper wind measurement

Belgocontrol has developed a new tool that informs pilots and air traffic controllers on upper winds at Brussels International Airport. Upper wind is often stronger … More ››

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Audit launched on FAA weather and aircraft surveillance radar replacement programme

The US aviation watchdog is to launch an audit into the Federal Aviation Administration’s SENSR programme. The Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR) programme is … More ››

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World first for Belgocontrol meteo service

Belgocontrol has started to send its operational meteorological data to its international partners in a new data format. The meteorological service of Belgium’s national air navigation … More ››

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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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