Metron Aviation and Danish Meteorological Institute to Support EUROCONTROL in ATM Disruption Risk Assessment

- Dulles, USA

Metron Aviation and its partner Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) have formed a Consortium to support EUROCONTROL with risk assessments of Air Traffic Management (ATM) disruptions. Such disruptions may be caused by meteorological or other natural hazards such as volcanic ash, earthquakes, fires, flooding and space weather.

The Consortium builds upon years of experience in analyzing weather impacts on ATM, especially concerning the development of weather translation models for assessing risks.  The Consortium will provide EUROCONTROL with operationally relevant depictions of weather impacts on network operations. These impacts will be computed by a sophisticated Risk Assessment Model (RAM) and disseminated to all Stakeholders using a web-based graphical user interface to provide shared situational awareness of predicted impact risks. RAM outputs will be integrated into EUROCONTROL's Network Operations Portal (NOP) and used to develop informed mitigation strategies for identified risks.

"We have an extensive history in analyzing weather and additional disruptions to Air Traffic Management. Metron Aviation is delighted to participate in this EUROCONTROL project and help optimize operations," said Jim Gaughan, CEO and President, Metron Aviation. "Our roots, as a company, are dedicated to improving operations through research, shared situational awareness and collaboration. Our mission remains true and this project involves all aspects of our celebrated objectives."

Jessie Hillenbrand


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