Changing weather patterns are affecting aviation, and among the greatest resulting risks to air safety is clear air turbulence (CAT). A recent study by atmospheric scientist Dr. Paul Williams has led him to predict that severe CAT will increase in the future. However, flight attendant Judy Reif says there are ample resources flight crews can use to mitigate the impact of CAT.
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
John Kosak, CAM, weather program manager, NBAA Air Traffic Services
Judy Reif, flight attendant, JR Flight Services and chair, NBAA Weather Subcommittee
Dr. Paul Williams, professor of atmospheric science, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.