The weather has always had a huge impact on aviation and inaccurate weather forecasts continue to present a significant challenge. Greater accuracy within weather forecasting brings not only direct economic benefits but also more reliable and predictive flight planning.The positive impacts of better weather data are felt right through from airport mangement to Air Traffic Control and up into the cockpit for pilots who use Visual Flight Rules (VFR). The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has placed this issue at the heart of the General Aviation and Low Level Seminar, which will take place on 17 July in Cologne. The seminar will bring together a wide range of stakeholders from the pilot community, weather service, safety investigation authorities, national aviation authorities and other organizations to discuss some of the common problems and identify practical solutions that can be implemented as part of the General EASA Roadmap 2.0 concept.
With projects with Zurich Airport, armasuisse and Jersey Airport, Meteomatics have shown that the data provided by operationally operated Meteodrones brings significant added value. The positive effect of this drone data on the accuracy of weather forecasting has also been proven, confirming the pioneering role of the St. Gallen company in the field of weather data collection using this technology. As an invited expert, Meteomatics CEO Martin Fengler will present on the successful Meteodrone concept.