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UBIMET is the Official Weather Service Provider of Hamad International Airport
Austrian weather service convinces Hamad International Airport with quality
First Weather Cockpit® contract in the Middle East
Award-winning Weather Cockpit® increases safety and efficiency at Hamad International Airport
Vienna, 30 January 2018 – The leading private international weather service provider UBIMET and Hamad International Airport (HIA) signed a contract on providing the Weather Cockpit® for three years. The contract was signed jointly by Hamad International Airport Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Badr Al Meer and Mr. Manfred Spatzierer CEO and Founder of UBIMET and attended by Ambassador of Austria to the State of Qatar Mr. Willy Kempel .
Following Fraport, the airports of Berlin, Düsseldorf, Malpensa and Vienna, Hamad International Airport is the first airport in the Middle East that has opted for this intuitive and highly professional UBIMET solution. Outside Europe, UBIMET has been successfully supporting Aerocare, an Australian ground-handling agent for some time.
“Highly precise weather information at the click of a button guarantee airports increased safety for passengers and staff during extreme weather events and minimse disruptions in ground-handling which incur substantial costs for airports. In Doha above all sandstorms, thunderstorms and the ensuing lightning activity play a significant role. With the Weather Cockpit® we provide ISO-certified communications and a reliable decision base for severe weather events.” says Manfred Spatzierer, CEO and Founder of UBIMET.
The Weather Cockpit® offers relevant weather data in an easy-to-use online portal. enabling quick and dependable decisions. Airports are informed in time about impending severe weather events and can take precautions as well as adapt roster planning in an efficient and reliable manner. Minimising downtimes at airports is of utmost importance. The challenge consists in stopping ground handling activities as late as possible and resuming them as early as possible without jeopardising passenger and staff safety. Thus highly precise weather forecasts help save both budget and resources. The Weather Cockpit® recently received the World Summit Award Austria 2017 as a digital solution in the „Business & Commerce“ category.
Skytrax Five-Star Airport Hamad International Airport welcomed in less than four years more than 120 million passengers since its opening in May 2014, and ranks 6th among the World Best Airports in 2017.