The aim of the international and local air navigational meteorological maintenance is to support the safe, regular and effective realization of flights. Together with the other legislation activities, it is achieved by sending necessary meteorological information to aircraft operators, aircraft crew members, air traffic control services, which are responsible for flight safety.
Meteorological service work is guided by:
- Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation;
- Annex 3 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation;
- “International Air Navigation Meteorological Service”;
- ICAO Doc. 8896 – “Guidelines For Aviation Meteorology”;
- WMO Doc. 49 – “Technical Regulation”, Volume II – “International AirNavigation Meteorological Service”;
- Also, other regulating documents of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Meteorological service is part of SAKAERONAVIGATSIA. The service consists of Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi offices, which are responsible for the provision of necessary meteorological information for the flight for the city aerodromes (airports). Tbilisi meteorological office provides meteorological flight information for Mestia airport in accordance with the contract with “National Environment Agency”.
Meteorological service runs permanent observations of meteorological conditions (weather elements) for each operating airport region, produces day-night aviation forecasts, forecasts for take-off and landing, also provides aviation customer with other meteorological information and supplies World Operative Meteorological Data (OPMET) bank with this information.
Meteorological observations on the airports are done using brand new automatic sensors produced by famous manufacturers: Vaisala (Finland), Thies Clima (Germany), Eliasson (Sweden), Biral (England), Setra (England), L-3 Communication Avionics Systems, Inc. (U.S.A.), Rotnic (Germany).
Professionalism and high-quality service are the most important characteristics of meteorological service. New technologies are implemented and personnel’s knowledge in aviation meteorology is increased by permanent training.