DISSEMINATION OF WEATHER INFORMATION IN THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM

This report addresses the present day methods of disseminating weather information in the Air Traffic Control System. The report is based on the information gathered during visits to various air traffic control facilities by a Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center team. The team responsibility was to observe and analyze weather dissemination methodologies and to interview involved personnel. Based on the data gathered and the problems identified, recommendations are made which can be implemented in the near-term (9 to 12 months). These recommendations, if adopted, may require some modification or redirection of current orders defining weather dissemination procedures. Also included are recommendations for purchase of new, but off-the-shelf, automating equipment which should aid in the timely deliverance of needed weather products to the users. A trip report, noting observed facility-by-facility dissemination problems, is included as appendix A. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Goff, R C
    • Willoughby, P W
    • Barboza, G
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-81-44, FAA-RD-81-47
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2002 12:00AM