New platform will offer airlines real-time turbulence reports

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IATA has announced it is developing a turbulence information-sharing platform, which it aims to launch in 2019.

Working in collaboration with airlines and industry stakeholders, IATA will develop a global database of real-time, aircraft-sensed turbulence reports.

The data will enable pilots, flight dispatchers and meteorologists to ultimately limit injuries and reduce fuel burn

Turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to passengers and crew globally.

Gilberto Lopez Meyer, IATA Senior Vice President, Safety and Flight Operations, says this data “will enable pilots, flight dispatchers and meteorologists to ultimately limit injuries and reduce fuel burn.”

IATA committed to developing the platform after 96% of respondents to an IATA study—including airlines, air navigation service providers, and militaries—stated they required real-time, objective data about the location and severity of turbulence.

 

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