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User Input to the Aviation Weather Technology Transfer (AWTT) Board

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of public meeting.


The FAA will hold an informal public meeting to seek aviation weather user input. Details: October 10, 2000; Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana; 1 pm to 5 pm in room 244. The objective of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for interested aviation weather users to provide input on FAA;'s plans for implementing new weather products.


The meeting will be held in Room 244 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130 in conjunction with the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) annual convention. Times: 1 5 pm, on October 10, 2000.

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Debi Bacon, Aviation Weather Policy Division, ARW 100, Federal Aviation Administration, 400 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20590; telephone number (2020) 366 1040; fax: (202) 366 5549; email: Internet address:

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The FAA has established an Aviation Weather Technology Transfer (AWTT) Board to manage the orderly transfer of weather capabilities and products from research and development into operations. The AWTT Board is chaired by the head of the Aviation Weather Directorate, ARW-1 and is composed of stakeholders in Air Traffic Services, ATS; Regulation and Certification, AVR; and Research and Acquisitions, ARA in the Federal Aviation Administration and the Office of Meteorology in the National Weather Service.

The AWTT Board will meet semi-annually or as needed, to determine the readiness of weather research and development products for experimental use or for full operational use. The Board's determinations will be based upon criteria in the following areas: users' needs; benefits; costs; risks; technical readiness; operational readiness and budget requirements.

The user interface process is designed to allow FAA to both report progress and receive feedback from industry users. Each AWTT Board meeting will be preceded by a half-day industry review session approximately one month prior to each Board meeting. These industry review sessions will be announced in the Federal Register and open to all interested parties.

This meeting is the first industry review session and is intended to receive feedback for the November 2000 AWTT Board meeting.

Meeting Procedures

(a) The meeting will be informal in nature and will be conducted by Start Printed Page 55316representatives of the FAA Headquarters.

(b) The meeting will be open to all persons on a space-available basis. Every effort was made to provide a meeting site with sufficient seating capacity for the expected participation. There will be neither admission fee nor other charge to attend and participate. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the NBAA annual conference. There is a charge to attend the NBAA conference, however any person attending this informal meeting only, will be admitted by NBAA conference officials to this meeting only.

(c) FAA personnel present will conduct a briefing on how the new AWTT system works. Any person will be allowed to ask questions during the presentation and FAA personnel will clarify any part of the process that is not clear.

(d) FAA personnel will present a briefing on a specific product that will be reviewed at the November 2000 AWTT Board Meeting. Any person will be allowed to ask questions during the presentation and FAA personnel will clarify any part of the presentation that is not clear.

(e) Any person present may give feedback on the product to be presented. Feedback on the proposed product will be captured through discussion between FAA personnel and any persons attending the meeting. The meeting will not be formally recorded. However, informal tape recordings may be made of the presentations to ensure that each respondent's comments are noted accurately.

(f) An official verbatim transcript or minutes of the informal meeting will not be made. However, a list of the attendees, a digest of discussions during the meeting and an action item list will be produced. Any person attending may receive a copy of the written information upon request to the information contact, above.

(g) Every reasonable effort will be made to hear each person's feedback consistent with a reasonable closing time for the meeting. Written feedback may also be submitted to FAA personnel for up to seven (7) days after the close of the meeting.


(a) Opening Remarks and Discussion of Meeting Procedures

(b) Briefing on AWTT Process

(c) Request for User Input

(d) Closing Comments

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Issued in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2000.

David Whatley,

Program Director, Aviation Weather Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 00-23185 Filed 9-12-00; 8:45 am]