The integration of highly dynamic weather data (with update frequency moving towards minutes) into high-performance aviation data services is a challenge for IT industry.
For powerful support of pilots in-flight and ATM in general these aviation weather data need to be combined with hazard predictions like turbulence and icing. Additionally, further relevant parameters such as lightning radar data, active Cumulonimbus developments, as well as space weather data can be phased in. Especially for mission planning and monitoring of unmanned aircraft systems up to the lower edge of stratosphere new capabilities can be demonstrated using this combination of datacubes.
The various weather datacubes provide concise information on active thunderstorms in near real time for commercial airlines, air traffic controllers, airports, military air force pilots, and NATO AGS with the follwing benef its: