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HKO News Bulletin for the Aviation Community

-- aims at providing the latest information and development in aviation weather (English only)

38th Issue (Feb 2018)
[Pilot's Corner]Hong Kong Observatory launches electronic flight bag application “MyFlightWx”
[Pilot's Corner]Stormy weather at the Hong Kong International Airport during the passage of Tropical Cyclone Pakhar
[Latest development]More MET reports from new aircraft joining the Hong Kong AMDAR programme
[Latest development]Observatory's aviation weather service successfully certified with ISO 9001: 2015
[Latest development]New Temperature alert for Takeoff Forecast on AMIDS
[Collaboration]Experts from China and ASEAN countries met in Hong Kong to further SIGMET coordination initiative
[Collaboration]Experts from CAAC met in Hong Kong to map out the future products and services of Asian Aviation Meteorological Centre
[Collaboration]Hong Kong Observatory signs MOU with Thai Meteorological Department to strengthen meteorological collaboration
[Collaboration]Trial SIGMET Coordination among FIRs of Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong and Sanya
[Collaboration]International Experts met in Hong Kong to map out future aviation weather information exchange format
[Collaboration]Weather Briefing Service to Support the Evacuation of Construction Vessels in the Three-Runway System Works Site during the Approach of Tropical Cyclone
[Education and Training]The Observatory organized jointly with the WMO and ICAO a Workshop on “Implementation of the ICAO Meteorological Information Exchange Model (IWXXM) for the Exchange of OPMET Data”
[Education and Training]Participants from Cathay Dragon Aviation Certificate Programme visiting the Observatory
[Education and Training]Ice crystals icing = a threat to aircraft engine!
[Education and Training]Why does food taste bland on airplanes?
[Education and Training]Assessing Atmospheric Stability by Tephigram

ICAO/WMO Meeting Papers and Presentations Contributed by HKO

WMO Executive Council - Sixty Ninth Session (EC-69), Special Dialogue on the Future of Aeronautical Meteorological Services (Geneva, Switzerland, 17 May 2017)

Keynote Presentation:


WMO Aeronautical Meteorology Scientific Conference 2017 (Toulouse, France, 6-10 November 2017)

Keynote Presentation:

Papers and Presentations:

  • User Requirements for En-route Hazardous Weather Information, by Sharon Lau, and P.W. Li (Paper, Presentation)
  • WMO Aviation Research Demonstration Project (AvRDP) and the Seamless Trajectory Based Operation (TBO), by P.W. Li (Paper, Presentation)
  • Frequent-output sub-kilometric NWP models supporting enhanced runway throughput and performance-based navigation, by K.K. Hon, P.W. Chan (Paper, Presentation)
  • Satellite Detection and Nowcasting High-altitude Ice Crystals, by Y.L. Ng, H.F. Law, J.C.W. Lee, K.K. Hon, L.O. Li and P.W. Li (Paper, Presentation)




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