Olli Marius Turpeinen, the Chief of Meteorology for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), knows a thing or two about air safety and related regulations.
gave a presentation on the "Future Trends in Aeronautical Meteorology and Expected Changes to Relevant ICAO provisions in 2007" at the Vaisala Aviation Weather Seminar, ATC Maastricht 2006.
also visited Vaisala
in February 2006, to explain some of the implications of ICAO
draft Amendment 74 to Annex 3 (still subject to adoption by the ICAO and WMO governing bodies).
believes that coordination and cooperation between meteorological services and other aviation fields will intensify in the future.
In fact, with the growing traffic volume, it is the only way forward.
Integration of Air Traffic Control centers with meteorological data flows is of great importance.
The best way forward, according to Turpeinen
, is through continuous dialogue between the meteorological services and the Air Traffic Management - dictating procedures one way or the other will not produce the desired results.