Session 10 - Aviation

Marcin Latocha (Seibersdorf Lab.), Erwin de Donder (BIRA-IASB)
Wednesday 20/11, 09:00-10:30

Space Weather can have an important impact on aviation due to disruption to HF communications and to GNSS positioning and navigation. In addition, enhanced radiation levels can have potential impacts on crew and passenger health and avionics systems. There is thus a strong need to provide a space weather information service to support international air navigation, and this has been recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In early 2018, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on behalf of ICAO started the process which led to the designation of three global space weather information centers (PECASUS*, ACFJ** and SWPC***) and two further regional centers (South Africa and a consortium of China and Russian Federation).

In this session we will focus on the current and developing space weather service requirements for all aviation users, how well these requirements can be addressed via existing ICAO or other service provision, and the necessary research steps needed to fill any gaps between the services supplied and what the users actually want. Of particular interest shall be plans for a coordinated and harmonized provision of the intended space weather advisory information.

* PECASUS: Pan-European Consortium for Aviation Space weather User Services

**ACFJ: Australia Canada France Japan

***SWPC: US Space Weather Prediction Centre

Wednesday November 20, 09:00 - 10:30, Elisabeth

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Talks : Time schedule

Wednesday November 20, 09:00 - 10:30, Elisabeth
09:00Nowcasting application of the global NM network data for assessment of the radiation exposure at flight altitudesMishev, A et al.Oral
09:20SEE the greatest threat to Aviation from Space WeatherHands, A et al.Oral
09:40NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Radiation Advisory Framework for the International Civil Aviation OrganizationBain, H et al.Oral
10:00Radiation aspects of space weather in the airline businessZander, R et al.Oral
10:15EASA safety policy’ regarding atmospheric radiation/space weather and the effects on avionic equipmentHallworth, K et al.Oral


1Radiation exposure at flight altitudes during extreme GLEsMishev, A et al.p-Poster
2New developments and results from the Smart Atmospheric Ionising Radiation (SAIRA) NetworkClewer, B et al.p-Poster
3The NMDB database as a support for the monitoring of radiation exposure aboard aircraftKlein, K et al.p-Poster
4Validation of DYASTIMA and integration to ESA SSA R-ESCPaschalis, P et al.p-Poster
5A technology update for aviation dosimetry tool AVIDOSLatocha, M et al.p-Poster
6Operational Instruments for Measuring SWx Radiation Impacts at Aviation AltitudesSchennetten, K et al.p-Poster
7Provision of space weather bulletins in support to AviationDe donder, E et al.p-Poster
8PECASUS, one of the global Space Weather Centers supporting ICAOKauristie, K et al.p-Poster