DTN, a leading provider of information services, announced that it has been selected by the leading provider of weather information in Ireland, Met Éireann to deliver its Aviation Modernization and Automation Project (AMAP).
Through the project, Met Éireann is implementing the DTN MetConsole Aviation Weather Suite, an industry-leading platform that will enable automated weather observing systems (AWOS) at five of the main airports in Ireland, including Dublin Airport. MetConsole will be at the centre of the AMAP system, a nationwide project to modernize the entire aviation meteorological observation infrastructure and will allow for the future development of fully automated observations at some airports.
Met Éireann chose DTN and MetConsole because it can be fully customized and configured to the organization’s specifications including: Integrating both existing on-airport sensors along with newly acquired sensors; meeting specific and local system requirements; and operating uninterrupted while generating relevant automated weather information that is distributed and displayed to all stakeholders.
Tony Tighe, Head of Aviation Services, said: “Met Éireann will benefit from this upgrade through the development of a network of fully integrated and automatic weather observation systems at all of the State’s main airports. The AMAP system is expected to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the weather observation service while simultaneously enhancing services to the aviation community and minimizing the cost of implementation and operation.”