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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 impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

Weather Challenges:

  • Lightning

    • Impedes flight operations

    • Inhibits ramp operation

    • Risk to Equipment


Weather impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

Weather Challenges:

  • Low ceilings

  • Low Visibilities



Challenges
Challenges:

  • Micro bursts

  • Thunderstorms


Weather impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

Challenges:

  • Winter Weather

    • Ice

    • Snow


Weather impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

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


Weather impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

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


Weather impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

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.


Weather impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

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


Weather impacts to philadelphia air traffic operations

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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