Weather Capabilities

Improving Aviation Weather Translation Capabilities

WeatherWeather is one of the greatest challenges within  global airspace, playing a factor in nearly 60 percent of all delays within  the United States and has an estimated cost of more than $6 billion annually. Poor weather reduces capacity of airports and sectors and causes flight delays and cancellations.

Air Navigation  Service Providers (ANSPs) and aircraft operators across the globe must improve methods for predicting and mitigating weather impacts. Their ability to synthesize weather data and predict its patterns will significantly decrease the number of delays and minimize the capacity impact.

Metron Aviation, a leader in advanced weather research and ATM integration, is at the industry forefront of developing and deploying decision support tools for mitigating weather impacts on air traffic operations.Translating aviation weather forecasts into valuable information stakeholders can utilize in order to make flight decisions will improve the operating efficiency of effected airspaces.

Metron Aviation has experience translating the impact of a number of different weather scenarios including convective weather, winter weather, icing and volcanic ash. The team has worked with the FAA, NASA and EUROCONTROL to create cutting-edge models that will better educate the the aviation industry on weather impact.

Weather Translation Benefits


  • Provides predictive assessment of weather impact risks
  • Establishes common situational awareness among all stakeholders and consistent interpretation of predicted risks
  • Provides alerting capabilities enabling proactive planning
  • Improves planning, coordination, and prioritization of risk mitigation strategies

Weather Capabilities


  • Weather Impact Modeling
    • Winter Weather
    • Icing
    • Volcanic Ash
    • Convective Weather
  • Turbulence Avoidance Model
  • Winter Weather Airport Capacity Modeling
  • Network Manager Weather Resilience