Aviation Watch sees it all

Delivering key weather intelligence and aviation data to boost efficiency and safety

When your business is responsible for everyone’s safety, both on the ground and in the air, only the most accurate and comprehensive weather intelligence will see you through.

Aviation Watch is Weatherzone’s customisable delivery system – painting the full weather and aviation picture – purpose-built to meet the unique requirements of the airline industry.

Aviation specific information, your operational inputs, lightning and severe weather alerting, and forecasting are all seamlessly integrated on Aviation Watch’s easy-to-visualise interface.

Quick view GIS maps show the real-time and forecast conditions of every aviation port in the world. Each port’s status is shown based on the TAF/METAR conditions relative to your specific minima for ceiling and visibility.

You have access to unique timelines that effectively decode the TAF/METAR data into a visual time band – relative to the minima for that port – giving you a clear overview of how conditions are forecast to change.

You have these parameters at your fingertips, with further options available, as you customise your own dashboard:

  • Temperature/precipitation/relative humidity/QNH/pressure
  • Dangerous thunderstorm and lightning proximity alerting
  • ATIS data
  • Wind calculator and wind shear tool
  • Dangerous Thunderstorm and Lightning Proximity Alerting
  • Skew-T and meteogram generation
  • Vertical profile route cuts

Serving the needs of pilots, ground crew and support staff, Aviation Watch provides critical intelligence, in a format that enables quick decision making.

The efficiency and safety of your operations are fully supported by the most accurate data available. With this foresight you can assess flight paths, fueling and staffing needs with ease, and protect your passengers, staff and bottom line.

Industry leading aviation services

Weatherzone adheres to the standards for aviation meteorology set by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Registered with the ICAO and providing safety critical OPTMET data with permission from Air Services Australia, our aviation services meet the industry’s stringent requirements.

Easy-To-Visualise TAF/METARs

TAF and METAR data is colour coded on GIS maps for quick and clear interpretation of any port. Coding is relative to your specific minima for ceiling and visibility.

Customisable Interface

Choose from a comprehensive offering of weather and aviation data and create a personalized dashboard with your most relevant, and easily accessed intelligence.

Lightning and Severe Weather Alerting

Protect your staff and passengers with real-time monitoring of storm activity, and the most accurate lightning proximity alerting system on the market.

Analytics for guidance and planning

Weatherzone Business’ experience and aviation services give you clear paths through complex situations. Let us assist you, offering you actionable insight when extreme weather threatens.

Weatherzone operates Opticast, a consensus forecasting model able to correct NWP errors in real-time. It is independently proven to be the best performing of its type in Australia. Opticast rapid updates every 10 minutes, intelligently adapts to local observations and corrects forecasts based on historical evidence.  Wherever you are, we can provide you with the most accurate nowcasting and forecasting data out to 14 days so that you can mitigate operational and safety risks, and plan to make the most of severe weather windows.

Severe Weather and Lightning Alerting
Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network (TLN) comprises of a dense network of regional and global sensors that detect intra-cloud (IC) and cloud-to-ground lightning (CG) strikes within your proximity thresholds.  Safeguard your teams and assets with lighting alerting – accurate to <200m – and Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs). Alerts are customised to your existing parameters and delivered in real-time across all devices in your network. You gain full spatial awareness of developing severe weather systems, allowing you to plan and, where needed, execute your diversion procedures.

Route Cut
The route cut is provided in Aviation Watch by selecting departure and arrival ports, or latitude and longitudes. Departure times and flight duration can also be entered. The route is then plotted, providing a vertical profile of the route showing winds (true), temperature and relative humidity. In the interface, these route cuts use great circle routes however, in the WxBrief app, these are generated off the actual flight plans and provide winds relative to the flight track. Any NWP model can be used.

Trusted by the aviation industry, Aviation Watch is the proven solution you can rely on, giving you full situational awareness minute by minute.

Rain, hail or shine: we are there to safeguard your staff, passengers and operations.

Tailored aviation services giving you clear advice, exactly when you need it.

Latest news

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