August 30, 2017 – September 16, 2017
Business aircraft operators should prepare now to protect their company assets and employees from Hurricane Irma, a dangerous category 5 hurricane.
Since the business aviation community frequently snaps into action to deliver relief to people and communities in the wake of natural disasters, this information will be updated as needed to assist with the transport of specialists and supplies into disaster-stricken areas.
NBAA’s Air Traffic Services, based at the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), provides regular updates on air traffic and route information to help operators safely avoid affected areas and quickly assist with relief efforts.
Hurricane Irma Operational Resources
NBAA’s Air Traffic Services, based at the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), provideed regular updates on air traffic and route information to help operators safely avoid affected areas and quickly assist with relief efforts.
Updates From NBAA’s Air Traffic Services
Hurricane Irma Update – Sept. 12, 2017, 10 a.m. EDT (1400 UTC)
At 0900 UTC, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued its final advisory on Irma, which has lost its tropical characteristics and is now classified as a post-tropical cyclone. Operators planning to travel to areas impacted by Irma – Jacksonville, Miami and San Juan centers, as well as the Piarco FIR – should check NOTAMs and call service providers before each leg. More airports are opening, especially the larger ones, but there are still issues with staffing, ground access to airports, damage to facilities (ILS, radar, etc.), availability of customs, availability of fuel, etc.
Additional Operational Resources
- FAA OIS page
- CANSO CADENA OIS page
- PilotWeb NOTAMs
- FAA Advisory Database
- FAA Current Reroutes
- National Hurricane Center
The Center has all the latest information on tropical storms or hurricanes in both the Atlantic (including the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico) and Pacific basins. These resources include forecast tracks and intensity as well as winds and storm surge.
- NBAA Airspace/Airport Alerts
NBAA Air Traffic Services at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center also distributes email alerts about operational issues, including those related to weather. Subscribe to NBAA’s Airspace/Airport Alerts on NBAA’s Air Mail now.
- NBAA ATS on Twitter
Follow NBAA ATS on Twitter for airspace updates.
NBAA Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) Database
Business aircraft operators may register with NBAA’s HERO Database to identify aircraft and other company assets that could be used in support of emergency response efforts. In the aftermath of major crises, this information is shared with organizations coordinating relief efforts.