EC-69 Special Dialogue on the Future of Aeronautical Meteorological Services

11 May, 2017

The Executive Council devoted Thursday, 11 May 2017 to discuss the evolving requirements for the provision of meteorological services to international air navigation and the impacts of the envisaged changes on the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and other aeronautical meteorological service providers (AMSPs). The aim of this special dialogue is to stimulate strategic thinking and assist the Executive Council to chart a path for WMO Members to address the challenges that lie ahead and to promote new approaches to ensure that the delivery of meteorological services to aviation users by NMHSs and other AMSPs will be sustained at the required level of performance, quality and cost effectiveness.

A keynote address was given by Mr CM Shun, President of the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM), Director of Hong Kong Observatory and Permanent Representative of Hong Kong, China with WMO, followed by presentations given by Mr Yong Wang, Chief of Airport Operations and Infrastructure, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); Mr Magdy Reda, Manager of ATC Charges, International Air Transport Association (IATA); Captain Mark Hoey, General Manager of Operations, Cathay Pacific Airways; Mr Dennis Hart, Head of System Wide Information Management, EUROCONTROL; Mr Robert Rutledge, Lead Operations, Space Weather Prediction Centre, NOAA National Weather Service, United States of America; Dr Agnes Kijazi, Director General of the Tanzania Meteorological Agency and Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania with WMO; Ms Mary Glackin, Senior Vice-President, Science and Forecasting Operations, The Weather Company; and Ms Maria Lundblad, Senior Advisor, Aviation Services, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. 

Summary of the Special Dialogue is available HERE

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Chi-Ming SHUN Global landscape, trends, drivers for change, challenges and opportunities
Yong WANG Drivers for change, ICAO GANP/ASBUs, 15-year planning horizon
Magdy REDA Airline user focus – safety, sustainability, partnership: IATA view
Mark HOEY A pilot’s perspectives on future aeronautical meteorological services
Dennis HART ATM operational concept, TBO and MET in SWIM
Robert (Bob) RUTLEDGE Service Delivery Case 1: Global and regional service delivery models
Agnes KIJAZI Service Delivery Case 2: National service delivery model – Provision of Aeronautical Meteorological services in Tanzania
Mary GLACKIN Service Delivery Case 3: Private sector focus and opportunities for public-private engagement
Maria LUNDBLAD Service Delivery Case 4: Multi-national service delivery model