FlightAware and Synoptic announce partnership

posted on 17th March 2021 by Eddie Saunders
FlightAware and Synoptic announce partnership

Utilizing Mode-S weather data from tens of thousands of flights daily across the globe, Synoptic will provide its customers with a rich source of vertical weather profile information to enhance and improve weather forecast accuracy, increasing the amount of available aircraft weather data by as much as 400% in some situations.

“The drop in air travel due to COVID has dramatically reduced the volume of critical airborne observations worldwide, impacting NWP weather forecast accuracy by as much as 30 percent. This partnership provides an important additional source of vertical wind and temperature data that will have a direct impact on NWP performance, improving weather forecasts and by extension, improving operational efficiency for all weather-impacted businesses,” said Steve Woll, President of Synoptic Data PBC.

“We are excited to see FlightAware’s aircraft weather data used to improve public and private weather forecasts, which will have an impact not only on aviation but maritime, renewable energy, emergency management and any other weather-sensitive sector,” said Mark Duell, Vice President at FlightAware.