This report on aviation weather programs/projects updates the compilation of activities across Federal agencies that began with the National Aviation Weather Initiatives Final Baseline Tier 3/4 Report, distributed in 2001. In the time since the compilation effort began, we have largely achieved the objective of identifying in one document all or most of the federally supported research and development (R&D) efforts relevant to reducing weather-related risks to aviation. With this update, we have increased the focus on a second objective of our compilation effort: tracking progress toward completing the R&D phase and transferring the results—whether as specific technology products or as improved information products and services—into aviation operations. This update includes a tabulation of programs/projects still under development and those which have moved into the operational phase. A new Highlights section notes some of the substantial achievements of the past year and major milestones planned for fiscal year 2005 or 2006. As in the 2001 Baseline report and the 2003 update, details on upcoming milestones and planned operational use are included in Appendix A, which contains a fact sheet for each program/project in our database. This report also updates and extends the analysis of trends in weather-related aviation accidents that first appeared in the National Aviation Weather Program Mid-Course Assessment, published in August 2003.
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|Cover, Title Page, Foreword, Table of Contents, and the Update Review (PDF 937KB)|
|Appendix A Program/Project Fact Sheets|
|Appendix B Program/Project Initiatives Matrix (PDF 146KB)|
|Appendix C: Aviation Weather Programs and Projects Historical Context (PDF 112KB)|
|Appendix D: Weather Related Aviation Accident Trend Update (PDF 204KB)|
Last Updated: February 25, 2005