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Turbulence Aware Platform


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Our Team looks forward to seeing you there! 


Turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to cabin crew and passengers in non-fatal accidents (source FAA). Turbulence also costs airlines millions in diversions, damage, extra fuel.  Recent technical advancements enable aircraft to accurately calculate the turbulence state of the atmosphere in flight.

To leverage this invaluable information, IATA has developed a platform to consolidate, standardize and share turbulence data collected from multiple airlines around the globe. The IATA Turbulence Aware Platform provides airline pilots and operation centers with real-time and detailed turbulence information, enhancing safety and optimizing fuel consumption.

IATA’s collaborative approach to creating Turbulence Aware with open source data means that airlines will have access to data to better mitigate turbulence. Using Turbulence Aware in conjunction with Delta’s proprietary Flight Weather Viewer app is expected to build on the significant reductions we’ve seen already to both turbulence-related crew injuries and carbon emissions year-over-year
– Jim Graham, Senior Vice President of Flight Operations at Delta Air Lines

Press release

Using Turbulence Data Operationally

Airlines are able to use Turbulence Aware Data operationally via their Operational Control Center or in-flight weather tools. IATA offers various APIs that enable a system-to-system data transfer from the platform to your airline or your authorized third party servers.

Additionally, IATA provides a web-based viewer for visualizing turbulence data. The viewer displays de-identified real time turbulence data in terms of EDR as well as wind, temperature, time and position.

Take advantage of turbulence data sharing

There are currently 14 airlines in the Operational Trial with many companies to be added in the coming months. Some of the airlines participating in the Operational Trials are Delta, United, Southwest, Swiss, Aer Lingus, and Air France. In order for data-driven mitigation of turbulence to become more effective and achieve global coverage it is essential as many airlines as possible participate in this program. Join this industry changing initiative now and help decrease turbulence-related injuries, save fuel and improve the quality of service to your passengers.

How to Participate

Contact us at iataturbulence@iata.org to find out how to implement turbulence reporting capability onboard your aircraft and join IATA Turbulence Aware Platform.

Platform deployment timeline

  • June 2018: development kicked off under direction of 12 major airlines
  • February 2019: soft launch
  • Throughout 2019: integration and operational trials with 24/7 support
  • January 2020: full launch

Turbulence Advisory Group

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