Commercial aviation modules

These modules are designed to enable safe and efficient operations, mitigating the effects of weather conditions

Created for the commercial aviation industry, these modules are designed to enable safe and efficient operations, mitigating the effects of weather conditions.

Aim: To help airline and airport personnel better understand and interpret meteorological information, so they can optimise operations and safety.

Course length: Half day (two/three modules) or full day (four/five modules).

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Location: Courses can be held in the excellent Met Office College facilities at our Exeter headquarters or at a location of your choice.

Modules available:

  • aviation weather regimes (core module);
  • aviation weather hazards (e.g. fog, turbulence, ice);
  • the effects of winter weather on airport operations;
  • weather fronts;
  • pressure systems and their impacts;
  • understanding aviation codes (Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs), Meteorological Aerodrome Reports (METARs), Snow Notices to Airmen (SNOWTAMs));
  • interpreting aviation charts;
  • climate change and commercial aviation;
  • the history and importance of aviation weather information.

Guide to module selection

The modules can be mixed and matched to tailor the course for both airline and airport operators. We recommend that 'Aviation weather regimes' is included in your module selection.

The number of modules that can be completed in a half or full day depends on the modules selected and the level of knowledge of the delegates. If you tell us your requirements we can advise you about the optimum timetable for your training session.

Individual modules can be expanded and tailored to your needs. We are also happy to create modules to fit any specific training requirements not covered by the topics listed.

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The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.

Last updated: 20 May 2015