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DTN is excited to share a significant upgrade to our proprietary Flight Hazards Forecast found within AviationSentry.  These enhancements provide the most insight and information available to improve flight safety, reduce the risk of aircraft damage, and optimize fuel and operations costs related to potential areas of turbulence, icing, and thunderstorms.

Starting on February 11, 2020, all AviationSentry Platinum users will have access to our next generation of intelligence containing the following improvements:

Increased Forecast Resolution

You’ll note that the look and feel of our Flight Hazard content has changed.   We’ve tightened the forecast precision by increasing the resolution of our forecast output.  This provides our users with greater confidence in flight hazard avoidance.

Hourly Global data

DTN has implemented our global flight hazard forecasts with timesteps of every 1 hour.  Previously, all timesteps were every 3 hours.  Having hourly forecast precision provides you with more context and information to make critical operational decisions faster.

More Flight Level Information

Make more confident decisions related to in-flight icing hazards with our expanded global forecast content.  We’ve introduced 3 new icing potential forecasts at flight levels at 1000, 3000, and 8000 feet, enabling more insight to improve flight safety.

Global Helicopter-specific Icing Potential Forecasts

Icing accretes differently on a rotor-wing aircraft compared to a fixed-wing and this enhancement provides increased precision for helicopter operators related to in-air icing potential and severity.  If you have the Helicopter edition of AviationSentry Platinum, you will note the addition of 5 forecast flight levels:  1000, 3000, 5000, 8000, and 10000 feet.

Our job is to help you do your job better.

We hope you enjoy these complimentary upgrades and find that they improve your overall operational confidence, communications, and decision-making.

Category: Release Notes