Aviation Weather Risk Management

Aviation Safety & Security

Course Outline

This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills to determine how hazards and risks from adverse weather conditions impact flight operations, and ways to manage these risks.  


5 days

S$3,680 / US$2,850

^Fees are being reviewed and subject to change. Participants will be notified of the actual course fees when they are issued the Letter of Acceptance.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and use various weather and climate products and services to facilitate operational decision-making, flight planning, operational control and air traffic services.
  • Put in place practices, processes and procedures to effectively and proactively manage weather-related risks, enhancing operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Identify ways to enhance safety and performance, resulting in the reduction of passenger and crew injuries, diversions and aircraft damages due to adverse weather.

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial to aviation personnel from civil aviation administrations, airlines, air navigation service providers, airport authorities, investigation agencies, and meteorology agencies who use weather information for operational, investigation and safety purposes.



What Is Covered

  • Impact of Weather on Aviation Operations
    • Effects and cost of weather to aviation
    • New trends in occurrence causation
    • Weather-related mishaps (e.g. runway excursions, loss of control, turbulence, high-altitude ice-crystal icing)
  • Current Weather Safety Nets
    • Weather information status
    • Aviation weather system
    • ICAO Annex 3 (Meteorological Services for International Air Navigation)
    • World area forecast system
    • Tropical cyclone warning centres
    • Volcanic ash advisory centres
    • Safety and quality initiatives
  • Weather Decision-making
    • Naturalistic decision-making
    • Plan continuation error
    • Threat and error management
    • Situational awareness
    • Facilitating and improving decisions
  • Weather Risk Management Systems
    • Aviation weather hazards and risks
    • Building a weather risk profile for your operation
    • Weather risk management process
    • Weather monitoring and review
    • Weather risk control system
    • Improving procedures for dispatching aircraft and coping with weather
    • Importance of training (weather in the aircraft simulator and applied weather training)
    • Integration with quality and safety management systems

  • Climatology and Weather Patterns
    • Weather-related risks
    • Global climatology and weather patterns
    • Identifying regional weather risks
    • Identifying weather risks with station climatology
    • Improving meteorology in route manuals
  • Investigation of Weather Occurrences
    • Weather investigations to support safety management systems (SMS) and safety performance
    • Event assessment process
    • 'Weather Package' in data collection
    • Collection of human factors data
    • Analysis of meteorological data
    • ICAO Doc 9756 Part III (Manual of Aircraft Accident & Incident Investigation)
  • Proactive Forecasting Systems for Supporting Decision Making
    • Effect of weather forecasting on commercial aviation
    • Supporting decision making in the cockpit, dispatch, tower, etc.
    • Tactical weather decision aids
    • Code grey forecasting system
    • Storm readiness programmes (e.g. typhoons, snow storms)


  • SAA Alumni – 10% discount
  • Group Discount – Enjoy a group discount for three or more participants registered at the same time for the same course run from the same organisation and billing source:
    • Three to six : 10%
    • Seven to nine : 15%
    • Ten or more : 20%