The future of aeronautical meteorological services as an outcome of the Conjoint International Civil Aviation Organization and World Meteorological Organization Divisional Meeting of 2014

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Monday, 5 January 2015: 5:00 PM
129A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Steven Albersheim, FAA, Washington, DC; and L. Burch and T. J. Helms Jr.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) held a Meteorology Divisional Meeting (METD) in Montréal, between 7 and 18 July 2014, in part conjointly with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology for the purpose of providing the international civil aviation community the opportunity to address, as a whole, issues vital to the current and future provision of aeronautical meteorological services. METD set forth global objectives and implementation timelines to direct the course of work for enhancing the provision of aeronautical meteorological service for international air navigation over the next decade or more in alignment with the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) of the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP).

Central to the deliberations supporting ICAO's “One Sky” concept, as it relates to the meteorological component of the ASBUs in the GANP, is the integration of meteorological information exchange developments into the future system-wide information management digital environment. The joint ICAO/WMO platform also afforded the opportunity to develop shared technical provisions for inclusion in ICAO Annex 3 — Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation and the associated WMO Technical Regulations, in keeping with the Working Arrangements between ICAO and WMO. This presentation will highlight some of the key recommendations from METD and their implications on NexGen and how future services are to be managed via Roadmaps and Concepts of Operations