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Winter Operations In-Depth Focus 2017

7 February 2017 | By

With airports striving to ensure their operations are seamless and remain undisrupted whatever the weather, winter operations remain a critical airport process. Numerous factors contribute to a successful winter season including forecasting technologies, efficient preparation and the ability to learn from previous experiences. Read on to find out more...

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Winter Operations supplement 2014

12 February 2014 | By

David Gibbs from the Met Office explains the role of forecasts in helping to ensure airports remain open during winter weather, a look at ICAO's globally implementable winter operations procedures, and find out why Denver International Airport is prepared for the winter season...

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Forecasting for efficiency

7 February 2012 | By David Gibbs, Aviation Business Manager, The Met Office

The Met Office works across all areas of the aviation industry to help ensure safe and efficient operations. We provide a wide range of services such as specialist web sites, forecaster telephone advice, SMS text alerts and high resolution data services to name a few. These services are tailored to…

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Weather watching

11 April 2011 | By Doug Johnson, Head of Transport at the UK Met Office

The coldest December in 100 years brought into sharp focus the impact that weather can have on the UK’s airports. Across Europe and North America heavy snowfalls and ice brought airports more used to severe winter weather to a standstill. But in a warming world, changing weather patterns are potentially…

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How to avoid bad weather delays

16 September 2005 | By Doug Johnson, Aviation Programme Manager, Met Office

In this article Doug Johnson describes how aviation users can utilise improved meteorological information to move beyond minimum safety requirements and towards increased business benefits.

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