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Aviation Forum Highlights Ways to Improve Information Sharing To Better Manage Flight Diversions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Transportation officials and airport and airline operators today discussed a series of steps to improve critical information-sharing during severe weather to help guide better decision-making about flight diversions.
“We have the best aviation system in the world and we are committed to doing everything we can to help passengers reach their destinations safely and on-time,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “But we need to do more and we will.”
“It’s in the best interest of the flying public that we improve the way we share information so that during severe weather events, all of the many moving parts of our aviation system have the most updated and best information,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.
A fast-moving, late October snow storm in the Northeast that led dozens of domestic and international flights headed for New York to divert to other airports prompted the unprecedented meeting.
Some participants suggested that regional hotlines like one currently used to manage significant weather events affecting the Texas area could be expanded to other regions for airports, airlines and controllers to more effectively manage diverted flights.
The FAA plans to refine the recommendations and then work with airline and airport operators to put them into effect as quickly as possible.
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