Analyses | Regional and economic development | 2016-12-05 | Sing Tao

Reach for the sky: Cooperating with the Mainland to provide global aviation weather services



With Christmas just around the corner, many will be flying abroad. Weather is crucial to a safe and comfortable flight. Currently, global meteorological information for aviation is mainly provided by the two World Area Forecast Centres in the United States and the United Kingdom. Supported by the Hong Kong Observatory, the Mainland is setting up an Asian Aviation Weather Centre, which aspires to provide weather services to the Asia region and, eventually, the world. The Centre has invited the Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr. Shun Chi-ming, to explain the global situation of aviation weather services, as well as opportunities that could be opened up through the cooperation with the Mainland.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.