Decision makers in the National Airspace System (NAS) require a clear, consistent presentation of weather information to ensure efficient and safe air traffic operations. In the current environment, multiple weather displays from the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP), the Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS) and the Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS) depict different information – even when nominally displaying the same product. While some weather products are effectively integrated with operational decision support tools, users still require a dedicated weather display.
Part of the NextGen Weather Processor (NWP), the Aviation Weather Display (AWD) consolidates today’s WARP, ITWS and CIWS displays. The AWD provides consistent weather information “at a glance” for enroute and terminal users, and includes weather products from both NWP and NOAA.