Weather Intelligence for Global Aviation Companies
WDT provides a world-leading Aviation Weather Decision Support System (AWDSS) designed to enhance operational safety and flight management planning at the world's leading international airports.
Success Story: Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport (DXB), the fastest growing airport in the world, has implemented a fully integrated WDT AWDSS system which provides automated and intensely detailed, real-time "nowcasts" and forecasts on meteorological conditions such as fog, thunderstorms, low-level wind shear, microbursts, inversions, gust and sea-breeze fronts, and other hazards affecting the airport. The Dubai AWDSS was fully installed by WDT in December 2007.
Redefining Airport Weather Systems
The AWDSS enhanced analysis, interpretation functionality and color-coded Aviation Weather Situation Display completely redefine the manner in which regional and runway weather data and custom alerts are delivered, with accurate, ultra-high resolution data supplied directly to ATC operations and to operational meteorologists for safety and flight planning up to 72 hours ahead.
Streamlined Communications Linked to ATC's
With the system, airport meteorologists can customize and control a rich array of information that is precisely synchronized with scheduled arrival and departure times. Streamlined communications functions linked to airport operations centers enable rapid decision-making, thereby avoiding costly airborne staging or "on-the-runway" re-routing procedures.
WDT's system is backwards-compatible with customers' installed radar, surface sensor or satellite imagery reception equipment and uses off-the-shelf hardware to reduce cost and time-to-market. The solution offers extremely high resolution data on easy-to-use aviation weather situation displays, with one button, one-click functionality. The combined radar, surface observations and numerical forecast data are highly accurate, and are delivered as minute-by-minute visual and audible alerts. AWDSS offers full redundancy for emergency back-up, with 2x the actually required server capacity.
Technology "Firsts" to Meet Airport Needs The WDT AWDSS technology platform offers airports the following key technology "firsts":
- First continuous wind and thermodynamic profiling system, providing continuous images designed to predict and display dynamic changes in hazardous weather;
- First built-in automatic data interpretation system to provide one-button, one-click data retrieval, color coding, audio alerts and watch warnings with an optional manual override mode for airport meteorologists to customize data and to communicate directly with ATC operations centers;
- First aviation weather nowcasting system providing very precise forecasts of fog, turbulence, thunderstorms, gust fronts, and inversion strength out to a few hours in advance;
- First mesoscale modeling system integrated within an aviation weather system for forecasts from 1-72 hours in advance.
WDT's AWDSS provides a mission-critical "leapfrog" technology for tomorrow's airport weather systems. As such, WDT is providing an effective alternative to the often limited local national meteorological forecasting systems in high-growth emerging markets across the world, comprised of a rapidly growing number of international airports currently in need of enhanced weather alerting systems.
Brent Shaw, Vice President - Content
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Bill Conway, Sr. VP - International Systems
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