High-precision forecasts for safe + efficient Airport operations

Highly precise weather forecasts tailored for the aviation industry offers strategic support for airports, airlines and ground handling companies, increasing safety and efficiency in day-to-day operations.

Challenges in the aviation industry

Airport operators are always thinking of how to improve the quality and efficiency of their services. Weather plays an important role in this regard. Central challenges are the optimisation of capacities, deployment planning, the planning of winter services, prevention of severe weather-related accidents and minimisation of ground handling stops. Approaching thunderstorms for example, requires the closure of runways and certain activities such as refuelling cannot be carried out during severe weather alerts.

Aviation Challenges:

Efficient airport management with UBIMET weather data

UBIMET’s world-leading technologies are applied in the Weather Cockpit to ensure efficiency and safety for the aviation industry. Data is supplied via the online portal, which is tailored to the exact location and specific requirements. Critical parameters in aviation such as wind speed, wind direction, the risk of lightning strike and temperature at all elevations are taken into consideration in the Weather Cockpit. In addition, the API interface “UBIMET:Connect” provides companies with a variety of solutions for the quick and easy integration of weather data in websites and applications.

Winter operations and wing de-icing forecast

UBIMET winter operations and wing de-icing forecasts for airports, airlines and ground handling teams.

Know exactly when wing de-icing and snow removal will be required and how to prepare your de-icing and winter ops teams thanks to the UBIMET wing de-icing index and working conditions overview. The wing de-icing index is easy to read as it is displayed using the traffic light system within the aviation Weather Cockpit®.

Additional information such as wing temperature, air temperature, dew point, new snow and probability of fresh snow are also available – giving you maximum visibility and decision-making power. All this relevant data is shown online in the aviation Weather Cockpit® and automatic warnings can be sent via email or SMS.

With all this winter operations data at your fingertips, you have the confidence to be proactive and plan for de-icing & snow removal operations to reduce departure delays and optimise holdover times.

Benefits:

  • Proactively plan de-icing and snow removal operations
  • Improve punctuality
  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Improve staff rosters and 3rd party callouts

UBIMET Aviation & Airport Solutions:

  • Thunderstorm tracking

    • Detecting thunderstorms in the vicinity of the airport
    • Short-term forecasts of thunderstorm movements
    • Calculating estimated thunderstorm arrival time
    • Distributing early warnings via Aviation Weather Cockpit, e-Mail and text message
  • LIGHTNING DETECTION

    • Patented 3-D measurement algorithm
    • Real-time lightning information
    • Accuracy within 75 meters
    • Ability to precisely define lightning alarms (e.g. ICAO 8/5 km radius recommendation)
  • WARNINGS AND ALERTS

    • Weather-related warnings when parameter thresholds are exceeded (e.g. wind, temperature, precipitation, snow)
    • Severe weather warnings provided by meteorologists
    • Ability to precisely define user groups receiving alerts
    • Distributing early warnings via Aviation Weather Cockpit, e-mail and text message
  • PLANNING CALENDAR

    • Optimized planning for ground operation shifts and resources
    • Automatic alignment with meteorological forecasts
    • Displayed as green / yellow / red days in Aviation Weather Cockpit
    • Planning horizon of up to 8 days

References from the aviation sector