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Title: A Roadmap for Improving Aviation Weather in the 21st Century National Business Aviation Association,


1
A Roadmap for Improving Aviation Weather in the
21st Century National Business Aviation
Association, Inc. Orlando, Florida October 7, 2003
  • Sponsored by the Office of the Federal
    Coordinator for Meteorological Services and
    Supporting Research (OFCM)
  • Facilitator
  • Mary M. Cairns

2
Overview
  • Background
  • National Aviation Weather Program
  • Mid-Course Assessment - The Report
  • Panel Presentations
  • Discussion
  • Summary

3
Weather Impacts on the NAS
  • Safety
  • Weather is a major contributing factor to
    aviation accidents
  • about 25 of all aviation accidents
  • about 33 of all fatal commercial carrier
    accidents
  • about 25 of all fatal general aviation accidents
  • Efficiency
  • Good weather facilitates the NAS
  • Marginal weather debilitates the NAS
  • Poor weather strangulates the NAS

4
OFCM Mission
  • To ensure the effective use of federal
  • meteorological resources by leading the
  • systematic coordination of operational
  • weather requirements, services, and
  • supporting research among the federal
  • agencies

5
Coordinating Infrastructure
Federal Committee for Meteorological Services and
Supporting Research (FCMSSR)
Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
Program Councils
Interdepartmental Committee for Meteorological
Services and Supporting Research (ICMSSR)
National Space Weather Program
National Aviation Weather Program
Environmental Services, Operations, and Research
Needs
Operational Processing Centers
Environmental Information Systems and
Communications
Working Group for Environmental Support to
Homeland Security
Climate Analysis, Monitoring and Services
Integrated Observing Systems
Cooperative Research
6
Historical Background
  • 1995 National Research Council Report Aviation
    Weather Services - A Call for Federal Leadership
    and Action
  • FAA identified as lead agency
  • 1997 Report of the White House Commission on
    Aviation Safety and Security called for an 80
    reduction in the rate of fatal aviation accidents
    by the year 2007
  • Reiterated in FAA Flight Plan 2004-2008

7
OFCMs Actions
  • 1997 National Aviation Weather Program Strategic
    Plan
  • 1999 National Aviation Weather Initiatives (and
    subsequent updates)
  • 2000 Aviation Weather User Forum
  • Product development
  • Product dissemination
  • Cockpit displays
  • Training
  • Decision support systems/capabilities
  • 2001 National Aviation Weather Initiatives Final
    Baseline Tier 3/4 Report (and subsequent updates,
    e.g., 2003)
  • 2002 Aviation Weather Training Report
  • 2003 National Aviation Weather Program Mid-Course
    Assessment

8
National Aviation Weather Program Mid-Course
Assessment The Report
Accident Reduction Trends Confirm Value of
Coordinated RD Programs
9
Report Findings
  • Sustaining risk reduction success in general
    aviation
  • Reducing accident trends for smaller commercial
    carriers
  • Reducing risk from turbulence and convection
    hazards
  • Reducing risk from high density altitude
  • Risk reduction for other weather factors
  • Sustaining RD to continue improving aviation
    safety

10
Panel Focus
  • Where have we been, Where are we now, and Where
    are we going?
  • What products have made a significant difference
    in the reduction of weather-related accidents to
    date?
  • What current and future products and programs
    could make a significant improvement in safety
    toward the 2007 goal and beyond?

11
Panel
  • Moderator Ms. Mary M. Cairns, OFCM, Senior Staff
  • Panelists
  • Mr. David Whatley, FAA, Director, Aerospace
    Weather Policy and Standards Staff
  • Mr. Tom Fahey, Northwest Airlines, Manager,
    Meteorology
  • Mr. Mark Andrews, NWS, Chief, Aviation Service
    Branch
  • Col. Neil Wyse, USAF, Deputy for Federal
    Programs, Directorate of Weather

12
Current Icing Potential (CIP)
  • Agencies FAA, NWS
  • Description Improved icing product
  • User Need
  • National Aviation Weather Initiatives
  • GA Weather JSIT
  • FAA In-flight Aircraft Icing Plan
  • Benefits Reduced accidents/fatalities
  • Lessons Learned Need for user involvement

13
Future
  • Program CIP Severity
  • Agencies FAA, NWS in AWTT process
  • Expected Benefit Improvement of usefulness of
    the product
  • Expected Challenges Obtaining enough PIREPs for
    verification, especially SLD

14
Northwest Airlines (NWA) Turbulence Plot (TP)
System
  • What An air carrier, integrated process
    addressing wx obstacles during preflight planning
    en route operations
  • How Data ingest and production, distribution,
    display application of tailored weather
    information
  • Who Dispatchers Meteorologists Flight
    Attendants Pilots
  • Why/User Need Developed to address FAAs Federal
    Air Regulations internal NWA business model
  • Benefits Reduced en route wx hazard encounters
    affecting Flight Attendants Passengers Aircraft
  • Training Initial recurrent training for all
    active participants
  • Challenges Quantifying value of safety
    efficiency

15
Existing NWA Program CDM (Collaborative Decision
Making)
  • What NAS Users Mgrs effort to improve NAS
    efficiency
  • How NAS data shared between Govt Industry via
    common displays to facilitate agreement on NAS
    management
  • Who Govt Industry NAS users Mgrs and
    Research Community
  • Why/User Need Increase predictability Capacity
    of the NAS
  • Benefits/Goal Reduced air traffic delays,
    diversions cancellations

16
New NWA Effort CDM Wx Applications
  • Concept Integrate Wx Info Management Air
    Traffic Management processes to
  • Provide Improved Aviation Weather Information
  • Enhance Ability of Decision Makers to Use the
    Information
  • Challenges to Implement Resources

17
NOAAs Aviation Weather Program Partnering
towards improved aviation services Past and
current achievements
  • Improved processes
  • Aviation Weather Technology Transfer process
  • Canadian participation in Collaborative
    Convective Forecast Product
  • Multi-governmental agency and international
    participation in development of new aviation
    training courses
  • Better integration of FAA/NASA research into NOAA
    operational products
  • Improved aviation forecast tools
  • Aviation forecast preparation system released
    July 2003
  • Increased use of time proven forecast techniques
  • Improved verification systems

18
NOAAs Aviation Weather Program Partnering
towards improved aviation services Future work
  • Complete development and use of Cradle to Grave
    aviation product process
  • Multi-agency Joint Planning Office effort
  • Better advance warning of new and improved
    forecast products to dissemination system
    builders
  • Incorporate end-user feedback directly into the
    design of new products from the very start
    (example Graphical Area Forecast)
  • Enhanced DoD and NOAA partnerships
  • Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts
  • 4-dimensional aviation database
  • Increased level of automation
  • Take advantage of FAAs Aviation Weather Research
    Program results to provide gridded aviation
    parameter forecasts
  • Increased emphasis on graphical products

19
DOD Past and Present
  • Who USN
  • Program NWP - NOGAPS
  • What Robust atmospheric data assimilation and
    forecast model
  • Increased resolution better representation of
    jet stream level winds
  • Upgraded data assimilation system
  • User need Improved support for aviation
    forecasts
  • Benefit Overall improvement in global modeling
    for aviation forecasts.
  • Training Operational training courses
  • Who USAF
  • Program Cloud Depiction and Forecast System
    (CDFS) II
  • What Fine-scale 3-D depiction of cloud height,
    amt, and type derived from geostationary and
    polar orbiting weather satellite sensor data.
    Produces forecasts to 12h.
  • User need Improved cloud cover information, on a
    global scale.
  • Benefit More accurate cloud depiction and
    forecasts for mission completion. Also benefits
    other agencies (e.g., USN).
  • Training Operational training courses

20
DoD Future
  • Who DoD, NOAA, NASA Multi-agency Partnerships
  • What Environmental Satellite Program
  • GOES-R (NASA/NOAA)
  • NPP NPOESS PREP PROGRAM (NASA)
  • NPOESS (DoD/NOAA/NASA)
  • -- RESEARCH AND CLIMO PATHFINDERS
  • -- EOS --- Terra and Aqua (NASA)
  • Benefits Improved observations for atmospheric
    soundings, data assimilation, volcanic ash
    (aerosols)
  • Increased resolutionImproved model initiation
  • Improved timeliness
  • Who DoD/Air Force
  • What BENVINT (Battlespace ENVironmental
    INTellegence)
  • Test Program for UAV Weather Sensor
  • Benefits Weather obs from Data Denied and Data
    Sparse Regions
  • Front line data/obs/reduced risk
  • Inproved weather intel to decision makers
  • Application to large data void areasOceans/Ranges

21
Open Discussion
22
Summary
  • NAWP Assessment Report should help guide
    development and plans to continue to improve
    safety and efficiency in the NAS
  • FAA should continue to lead the effort towards
    the Strategic Plan goal in 2007 and beyond
  • Aviation community should continue to work
    closely together
  • Much work still needs to be done…FAA, other
    federal agencies, industry, university, and
    private organizations work on identifying and
    specifying the gaps

23
Further Information
  • Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology
  • 8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1500
  • Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
  • (301) 427-2002
  • Website www.ofcm.gov
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