IATA Expands Turbulence Aware Platform - ISS Relocations

Turbulence Aware Platform Expanded by IATA

On the sidelines of the 79th IATA Annual General Meeting, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that ANA and WestJet have joined its Turbulence Aware Platform. 

Airlines launched Turbulence Aware in 2018 to mitigate the impact of turbulence, which is a leading cause of passenger and crew injuries and higher fuel costs. The platform pools anonymous turbulence data from thousands of flights operated by participating airlines. Through real-time, accurate information, pilots and dispatchers can choose optimal flight paths, avoid turbulence, and fly at optimal levels to reduce CO2 emissions and maximize fuel efficiency.

Turbulence management will become more challenging as climate change impacts weather patterns. This has implications for both flight safety and efficiency. Turbulence Aware improves turbulence reporting and reduces fuel consumption.

When crews have accurate and timely data, they can avoid turbulence and improve safety. Everyone benefits when we have more contributors. IATA’s Director General, Willie Walsh, said the addition of ANA and WestJet enhances coverage, especially in Asia Pacific and North America.

With more than 1,900 aircraft providing data daily, 20 airlines are currently participating in the IATA Turbulence Aware Platform. 31 million reports were generated in 2022.

– As of 1 July 2023, ANA will provide data from nine aircraft, with a goal of increasing to 125 aircraft within three years.

– As of now, WestJet collects data from 24 aircraft, and it plans to expand this to 60 aircraft over the next three years. 

In order to gather additional airline feedback and engage OEMs and other solution providers, IATA will organize a Turbulence Aware User Forum on June 19-20, 2023 at WestJet Campus in Calgary, Canada.

Please contact the following for more information:

Communications for corporations
Contact: +41 22 770 2967
Send an email to corpcomms@iata.org

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