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Integration of weather information into the dispatcher pre-flight route selection process

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4 Author(s)
Dorneich, M.C. ; Honeywell Labs., Minneapolis, MN, USA ; Olofinboba, O. ; Pratt, S. ; Feyereisen, T.

This paper describes a field study of the procedures and weather information sources used by a major airline's dispatchers in the pre-flight route selection process in the presence of significant weather. Additionally, this paper will describe how the AWIN decision-support tool, an aide for selecting optimal four-dimensional routes that avoid weather hazards, could be incorporated into the flight dispatch process to produce safer, more fuel-efficient routes that avoid hazardous weather. The challenges lie in effectively integrating route and weather information in the same application to facilitate decision-making, and to standardize the definitions of what weather is to be avoided and the thresholds of severity across an airline's dispatchers. The current work processes of a major airline's dispatchers were studied via a combination of observational field studies, interviews, written questionnaires, and surveys. With such a system in place, airlines can expect gains in safety, in fuel efficiency of planned routes, and in time efficiency in the preflight dispatch process.

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Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2002. Proceedings. The 21st  (Volume:2 )

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