flight information service


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flight information service

A service provided for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights (ICAO). Flight information services include providing information on:
i. Pertinent SIGMETs (significant meteorological information) and AIRMETs (airmen's meteorological information).
ii. Pre-eruption and current volcanic activity, including volcanic and ash clouds.
iii. Changes in the navigational aids serviceability.
iv. Changes in the condition of aerodromes and their facilities.
v. Other information likely to affect safety.
vi. Current and forecast weather at the aerodrome of departure, destination, and alternate destinations.
vii. Collision hazards to aircraft operating in airspace classes C, D, E, F, and G.
viii. For flights over water areas, radio call signs, position, true track, speed, etc. of surface vessels in the area (to the extent possible and when requested by a pilot).
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Latest statistics published by FlightStats Data, an independent provider of flight information services, revealed the airline to be the region's most punctual full service carrier for the first half of the year.
Latest statistics published by FlightStats Data, a provider of flight information services, revealed Gulf Air to be the region's most punctual full service carrier for the first six months of 2013.
The proposals will also introduce more competition in the so-called ancillary services that are not air traffic control activities per se (weather, technical services, flight information services, etc).
DFS will also be presenting their aeronautical publications and flight information services (FIS).
WSI also provides cockpit weather services via the FAA's Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Flight Information Services including Capstone and SafeFlight 21.
Entry Point North will train air traffic controllers and assistants, as well as aerodrome flight information services (AFIS) personnel.
On a trial basis, FAA is installing improved avionics in commercial aircraft and providing weather observation, data link communications, surveillance, and flight information services to equipped aircraft through the Capstone program (9).
Times Mirror Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times, says it plans to sell several units, sharpening its focus on newspapers, magazines, and flight information services, its core businesses.
Statistics released by FlightStats Data, an independent provider of flight information services, showed that Gulf Air registered an on-time-punctuality of 93.04 per cent for the arrival and departure of its flights within 15 minutes of schedule in July, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
FlightStats, the industry leader in flight information services, holds the OPS Awards in recognition of airlines that deliver the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.
In addition, the system will provide helicopter operators in the Gulf immediate access to updated weather information and other flight information services. The system on the ATP Innovator platform will be part of a larger network of systems which are set to go operational in December 2009.
There also will be graphic products such as NEXRAD maps, and other flight information services products available through a subscription service.

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