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Weather Impacts to Philadelphia Air Traffic Operations. National Weather Service Workshop. David Conley, FAA. June 6, 2006. Aerial Photo of PHL Tower/TRACON. Aerial Photo of PHL Intl Airport looking south. Weather Challenges:. Lightning Impedes flight operations Inhibits ramp operation

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Weather impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

Weather Impacts to Philadelphia Air Traffic Operations

National Weather Service Workshop

David Conley, FAA

June 6, 2006




Weather Challenges:

  • Lightning

    • Impedes flight operations

    • Inhibits ramp operation

    • Risk to Equipment


Weather Challenges:

  • Low ceilings

  • Low Visibilities



Challenges
Challenges:

  • Micro bursts

  • Thunderstorms


Challenges:

  • Winter Weather

    • Ice

    • Snow


Operational decisions: minimize the amount of time an aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Air traffic demand is growing
Air Traffic aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!Demand is Growing


Phl traffic trend since sept 2001
PHL Traffic Trend since Sept 2001 aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Dhl b747 departing phl
DHL B747 departing PHL aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Air traffic density
Air Traffic Density aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Delay causes sept 04 mar 05
Delay Causes Sept 04-Mar 05 aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Delay causes
Delay Causes aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Philadelphia delay causes
PHILADELPHIA DELAY CAUSES aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!

* March data through the 10th

Snow

Snow


What do we need? aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!

  • Accurate forecasting down to fine grain details.

    • Precise ceiling heights

    • Visibility

    • Wind direction and speed

    • Times of changes


What do we need? aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!

One-stop shopping

vs.

sorting through several weather forecast providers and draw an instinctive conclusion.


Why do we need it? aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!

  • Planning of arrival/departure rates

  • Managing of ATC System via TMI’s*

    • *GS, GDP, AFP, MIT, time-based metering, etc.

  • Distribution of resources

    • Staffing

    • Equipment


Phl airport layout
PHL Airport Layout aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Ils rwy 9r approach
ILS RWY 9R Approach aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Minimums for converging ils rwy 17 approach
Minimums for Converging aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!ILS RWY 17 Approach


Questions? aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


A question for you
A question for you…. aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


Is this how clouds are really made
Is this how clouds are really made? aircraft spends on the ground after being deiced/anti-iced!


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