Aviation Weather: Agencies Need to Improve Performance Measurement and Fully Address Key Challenges
DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 35 pages
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The National Weather Service's (NWS) weather products are a vital component of the FAA┐s air traffic control system. In addition to providing aviation weather products developed at its own facilities, NWS also provides on-site staff at each of FAA's en route centers -- the facilities that control high-altitude flight outside the airport tower and terminal areas. NWS and FAA have been exploring options for improving the aviation weather services provided at en route centers. This report: (1) determines the status of the agencies' efforts to restructure aviation weather services; (2) assesses the agencies' progress in establishing performance baselines in order to measure the effect of any changes; and (3) evaluates plans to address key challenges. Ill.
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