Consultation - Changes to the provision of UK Aerodrome Weather Warnings

As part of the arrangements for Met services in the UK and in accordance with ICAO Annex 3 requirements, aerodrome weather warnings are provided. This service is available to a wide range of aerodromes and currently consists of a message in plain text using a pre-defined template for each phenomenon. The CAA has developed, in conjunction with the Met Office, a proposal to revise the aerodrome weather warnings service that will continue to be provided free at the point of use.

Consultation Details
SponsorUK Meteorological Authority
Status:Open
Start Date:25 November 2013

Closing Date:

21 February 2014

As part of the arrangements for Met services in the UK and in accordance with the requirement of ICAO Annex 3, aerodrome weather warnings are provided.  As inclement or severe weather can have impacts at all sizes of aerodromes, this service is available to a wide range of aerodromes.  There are a wide variety of contingency and mitigation measures applied as a result of receipt of these warnings.

The service currently consists of a message in plain text using a pre-defined template for each phenomenon.  However, the service has been reviewed against the context of the way in which the service is funded, the availability of the warning message to all potentially interested parties and the way in which the information is presented.  Previous studies have shown the high regard with which this service is held by aerodrome operations' personnel.  It is also clear that there are general benefits to be reaped by a wide range of aviation users through the provision of information on inclement weather in a holistic manner.

The CAA has developed, in conjunction with the Met Office, a proposal to revise the aerodrome weather warnings service that will continue to be provided free at the point of use.

Consultation Documents:

 

 

 

Outcome:      

The provision of a cost effective, holistic and network-orientated approach to aerodrome weather warning provision.

Contact Details:

Andy Wells, UK Meteorological Authority. Tel: 0207 453 6526
Submissions:

Email: metauthority@caa.co.uk