Intergovernmental Hydrometeorology Council Fourth Joint Consultation of Working Group of CIS member states took place

11-07-2017

Intergovernmental Hydrometeorology Council Fourth Joint Consultation of Working Group of CIS member states as well as Group of Experts of Eastern Europe and Middle Asia dedicated to the issues with reference to civil aviation security took place in Minsk, the capital of the Republic of Belarus; 59 delegations of 12 states /CIS states/ and Acting Director of “Zvartnots" Aviameteorological Centre" CJSC Armenak Movsisyan and Deputy Director T. Hayrapetyan were engaged.

The seminar was organized by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and ''Russia Hydromet and Avaimet Telecom'' state organization of the Russian Federation.

In the course of the seminar specialists and experts of ICAO, WMO, CIS countries delivered speeches, illustrating the problems concerning meteorological service of civil aviation in CIS states, proposing relevant solutions, particularly:

To create ''SIGMET'' message consulting center, moreover undertake corresponding steps focused on eliminating the gaps regarding ice, dust and sand storms, turbulence contained in SIGMET messages. Besides, SiGMET information exchange among CIS states and possible difficulties over integrated information delivery were considered.

Presently, there is an agreement over integrated information delivery of SIGMET among Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

At the end of the seminar the delegates of a number of countries, including Armenia presented several propositions to come to the necessity of ensuring civil aviation safety as regards meteorological service.

The justification for meteorological information developed and issued to civil aviation by “Zvartnots" Aviameteorological Centre" CJSC is 92.5%; this index is higher in comparison with some countries in the region.

There was suggested to convene similar meetings frequently with the purpose of clarifying and addressing the issues referring to meteorological service of civil aviation.

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