WEATHER AND AVIATION: HOW DOES WEATHER AFFECT THE SAFETY AND OPERATIONS OF AIRPORTS AND AVIATION, AND HOW DOES FAA WORK TO MANAGE WEATHER-RELATED EFFECTS?
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) statistics, weather is the cause of approximately 70% of the delays in the National Airspace System (NAS). While weather delays declined with overall NAS delays after September 11, 2001, delays have since returned to near-record levels. In addition, weather continues to play a significant role in a number of aviation accidents and incidents. While National Transportation Safety Board reports most commonly find human error to be the direct accident cause, weather is a primary contributing factor in 23% of all aviation accidents. The total weather impact is an estimated national cost of $3 billion for accident damage and injuries, delays, and unexpected operating costs. The FAA Aviation Weather Research Program (AWRP) has as a goal to relieve weather impacts on NAS safety, capacity, and efficiency. To work towards this goal, the program conducts applied research organized around ten meteorological product development teams (PDTs). This paper discusses some of the activities of the these PDTs.
- Record URL:
- Kulesa, G
- The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation
- Location: Washington, D.C.
- Date: 2002-10-1 to 2002-10-2
- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 10p
- Monograph Title: THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON TRANSPORTATION: WORKSHOP SUMMARY AND PROCEEDINGS
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Aviation; Costs; Delays; Impacts; Meteorology; Product development; Traffic mitigation; Weather
- Identifier Terms: Aviation Weather Research Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft incidents
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Finance; Geotechnology; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00962776
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 3 2003 12:00AM