Airports

The AirportCast® weather service is dedicated to assisting airport companies in the management of air-side operational activities, both in relation to typical winter weather phenomena (snow, freezing rain or fog) and typical summer or autumn weather phenomena (thunderstorms, hail and strong wind). It is structured in the Weather Alert phase and, for the most severe weather conditions, in the Operations Room phase. AirportCast ® is integrated with the A.L.A.S. (Airport Lightning Alert System®) platform intended for lightning monitoring, which allows a detailed and real-time display of the lightning activity, the tracking of storm cells and their nowcasting forecast with the aim of ensuring a high level of safety for all ground activities (refuelling, baggage handling, passenger handling, etc.), thereby reducing downtime. The service also includes standard weather forecasts that can be shared with passengers.

Solutions

AirportCast®

The operational weather support service for Airport Managers, who can use it for the management of all ground activities; includes a specific focus on lightning and storm monitoring.

The service provides daily analysis of expected conditions for the following 72 hrs and 24/7/365 monitoring and support during the critical impact phenomena for the customer, sending weather bulletins with text and images and directly supported by the Operations Room team.

The monitoring is carried out by the team of professional Meteorologists and focuses on the phenomena of interest to the customer (lightning, thunderstorms, strong wind, fog/ceiling, ice formation, etc.) and on thresholds that can be set and customised for specifics needs.

The customer has access to the dedicated service portal where he can interactively consult the forecast and nowcasting weather reports, easily share information, and access the archive of all documents issued.

A.L.A.S. – Airport Lightning Alert System®

Automatic warning system developed specifically for lightning monitoring and detection; it is used to support decisions for the management of ground activities, suspension time and safety.

The service, thanks to the data collected by the lightning monitoring network, allows access to information in real time and alerts on the presence and evolution (nowcasting) of storms to support decisions in the management of activities and for safety.

The system is structured to allow the setting of automatic alerts (which can generally be sent via e-mail or SMS) in the event of the presence of storm cells in the vicinity of the airport grounds or in the event of approaching strong storms.

The system allows a high level of customisation regarding monitored points / locations, size of the area to be monitored, type of notifications and number of e-mail and / or telephone accounts to be activated.

Meteocast®

The interactive web platform in which all operational weather services and products are integrated; it is easy to consult and provides immediate, global, and shared information on current weather events and their evolution, to facilitate decision making even in complex organisational contexts.

Access to the platform allows the user to obtain a complete and real-time overview of the state and evolution of the weather situation; the user can view radar weather data, in situ weather station data, forecast models and other Radarmeteo services. All on the WebGIS system.

Weather radar has the function of detecting atmospheric precipitation (rain, hail, and snow) in real time. Radarmeteo collects the data detected by the various national radars and integrates them into the dedicated mosaic plot; has also developed the Nowcasting functionality for short-term forecasting.

The platform and related services are optimised for access from all mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), allowing quick and mobile consultation of weather data.

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Customers who support our growth

Radarmeteo collaborates with airport managers of different sizes and with different organizational characteristics, adapting the services and the business model to the requests of the interlocutor. This allows at the same time a very lean relationship, dedicated to the identification of ad hoc solutions, and maximum customer satisfaction.