Honeywell’s Weather Information Service app assists the flight crew in making strategic, in-flight decisions with respect to weather information by providing up-to-date weather data (e.g. along route, areas of interest, etc.). Additionally, Weather Information Service can provide optimization of the flight path due to the availability of the most recent weather information.
This service utilizes an electronic flight bag (EFB) datalink application that assists the flight crew in decision-making related to route safety and optimization. The system uses real-time weather and trend information from the cockpit, as well as enhanced communication including current weather, historical weather patterns, and weather forecast to give the flight crew the clearest view of weather.
Weather Information Service runs on iPad along with Windows desktops and Microsoft Surface tablets.
Reduces pilot workload
Increases situational awareness
Enhances operational safety
Improves alternate route planning
Reduces fuel use and emissions
Weather Products Include:
Radar displaying observed precipitation
Cumulonimbus Clouds displaying forecasted vertical convection and cloud top
Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) displaying forecasted clear air turbulence
Displaying cloud heights
3-D winds aloft (presenting direction and speed)
Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET)
Terminal Area Conditions (METAR) / Terminal Area Forecast (TAF/D) / Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS)
Flight plan uplink and display, helpful for planning route modifications
Vertical profile presentation for uplinked flight plan
Lightning strike data
New Features in Weather Information Service version 2.0
Related airports feature automatically pulls up departure and destination airports based on route to save time - additional airports can be added for quick reference