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23.05.2017

Aviation weather reports

 

Organization of meteorological support of civil aviation in the Republic of Belarus.

By the Decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of April 30, 2002 No. 553, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (hereinafter referred to as the Ministry of Natural Resources) was designated by the meteorological service authority for the benefit of international air navigation.

In accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of October 6, 2006 No. 1316, the state institution "Republican Center for Hydrometeorology, Control of Radioactive Pollution and Environmental Monitoring" (hereinafter - Belhydromet), subordinate to the Ministry of Natural Resources, provides direct provision of hydrometeorological information to civil aviation in the Republic of Belarus.

Provision of hydrometeorological information of civil aviation in the Republic of Belarus is a complex of interrelated services, including provision of primary hydrometeorological data obtained as a result of hydrometeorological observations, actual and forecast information resulting from the processing and analysis of primary hydrometeorological data to interested aviation organizations in order to promote safety, regularity and efficiency of flights of civil aircraft.

Aeronautical meteorological information is provided in time and in the volumes provided for by regulatory legal acts, as well as by the requirements of international treaties in force for the Republic of Belarus.

The basic requirements for meteorological support are defined in ICAO Annex 3 - Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation and WMO Technical Regulations (WMO - No. 49), Volume II - Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation.

Belhydromet comprises seven civil aviation meteorological stations (hereinafter referred to as AMSG) Minsk, Brest, Gomel, Grodno, Vitebsk, Mogilev, Orsha.

AIMS conducts aeronautical meteorological observations and develops aviation forecasts (except for AMSS Orsha). Development of forecasts is made using aerosynoptic material supplied by the Geoinformation System "Meteo" (GISMEETO), a software complex that performs reception, processing, accumulation and display of data. Also in the work various calculation methods are used, including those developed by the specialists of the State Hydrometeorological Service of Belarus. AMSG Minsk, Brest and Gomel conduct meteorological radar observations. All the information received is provided for the meteorological support of take-offs and landing of civil aircraft at aerodromes, flights on international and local air lines.

In 2017 31041 take-offs and landings of civil aviation aircraft were provided, of which 27743 are AIMS Minsk, 394 - AMSG Vitebsk, 316 - AMSG Mogilev, 1391 - AMSG Gomel, 756 - AMSG Brest, 441 - AMSG Grodno. The increase in comparison with 2016 was 1153 takeoffs-landings of aircraft or 3.9%. Serviced 130 liter flights of categories.

On average for 2017, the accuracy of forecasts for aerodromes was 92.7%. The warning about weather-related weather events was 100%.

The main users of aeronautical meteorological information are the ground services of air companies, air traffic services, the Coordination and Support Center, the flight services of Belavia Airlines, Belavia Airlines, Transaviaexport Airlines, the Presidential Administration, the Gomelavia State Enterprise, more than 50 foreign airlines , including Aeroflot (Russia), LUFTHANSA (Germany), LOT (Poland), TRANSAVIAVALTIKA (Lithuania), AUSTRIAN AIRLINES (Austria), and others. Large amounts of work are being carried out to ensure flight aviation in the interests of the various sectors of the economy and state aircraft.

The most important priority in the work of providing meteorological information is the recognition of customer requirements, in connection with which, in 2012, a quality management system was introduced that aims to improve the quality of aeronautical meteorological support. The system certification body - the Technical Supervision Company TÜV Thüringen eV (Germany), certified the organization in the field of meteorological support of civil aviation flights for compliance with the management system requirements of ISO 9001: 2008. The conformity of the current quality system is determined at the annual observance audits by the specialized audit organization - the partner "TÜV Thüringen e.V".

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