AVTECH and Met Office enters partnership

    30 Jan 2017


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AVTECH and Met Office enters partnership
AVTECH Sweden AB, a company specializing in information distribution and the Met Office in the UK, a world leading weather and climate forecasting centre, have formed a partnership to promote further development of advanced weather services.

As a direct result of this partnership, AVTECH and Met Office have launched the all new Aventus SIGMA severe weather service.

  • Jonathan Dutton, Aviation Business Manager at the Met office said “AVTECH is a perfect partner for us when it comes to bringing our very best severe weather information to the market. In the initial phase, we’ll focus on getting turbulence information into the service, but other severe weather phenomena, such as Thunderstorms and distribution of Volcanic Ash are in our development plans also”.

There is a fierce market competition when it comes to services that present hazardous weather to pilots, and the distribution methods range from advanced internet applications to simple paper copies.

  • Soren Skog, Marketing Director at AVTECH Sweden AB said “Traditional weather charts display all the mandatory information, but in a connected world we are able to give precise and carefully tailored information in a whole new way. We are therefore very happy to work with the Met Office, one of the best forecasters available in the market. The market is looking for these kinds of services and as we have the capability to select the most relevant information for each individual flight, we believe we can effectively meet, or exceed, market expectations, in this field”.

Initially AVTECH will focus on distribution of its Aventus SIGMA service through ACARS, but other means of presentation, including an EFB-App, is already planned.

In the present phase, AVTECH is approaching a few selected airlines offering them to take a part in the ongoing development. With this approach, a service that supplies Flight Crews with the most relevant and useful information, is being formed, allowing severe weather to be avoided and thus, increasing safety and comfort in flight.