Weather Services International (WSI) Fusion

WSI Fusion from Weather Services International (WSI), the professional division of The Weather Company in Andover, Mass., is a proactive operations management solution that fuses public and proprietary weather information, airspace constraints, flight information, and operational data into one clear, unified, streamlined picture to enhance operational decision-making.

Dec 3rd, 2015
Weather Services International (WSI) Fusion
Weather Services International (WSI) Fusion
WSI Fusion from Weather Services International (WSI), the professional division of The Weather Company in Andover, Mass., is a proactive operations management solution that fuses public and proprietary weather information, airspace constraints, flight information, and operational data into one clear, unified, streamlined picture to enhance operational decision-making.

Fusion is the cornerstone platform of the WSI Aviation solution at over 100 commercial airline operations centers worldwide. This platform WSI’s proven real-time airline decision support system, which provides early insights into changing flight, airport, weather, and airspace conditions that may adversely impact operations. Along with other mission-critical systems which drive airline operations control centers, Fusion integrates with flight planning, messaging, and other proprietary data sources, further streamlining workflow and improving decision-making.

WSI Fusion is designed to help dispatchers, operations personnel, and managers stay aware and ahead of changing conditions, mitigate the impact of disruptive events, and ultimately stay on plan, on time, and on budget.

Airlines lose millions of dollars each year due to excess fuel contingencies and delays at airports resulting from capacity reduction, runway configuration, and taxi time uncertainty. In order to provide more confident and decisive insight into these problems, WSI integrated Predictive Airport Analytics into its WSI Fusion platform.

WSI debuted Predictive Airport Analytics in its WSI Fusion platform with version 2015.2, which also features several key additions in air traffic management and convective weather to help flight dispatchers, operations personnel, and managers stay aware and ahead of changing conditions from planning to touch down.

Airline decision makers use Fusion for situational awareness and assessment of weather and operational conditions to ensure passengers to arrive at their destination both safely and promptly.

Fusion shows both weather in the New England area and current departure and arrival traffic at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

As part of the most recent Fusion update, the predictive airport analytics service will allow the airline’s dispatchers and air traffic managers to see forecasted impacts of weather and traffic flow on airport taxi times, runway configuration, and airport congestion. Using airport predictive analytics, airlines will gain early insight into changing airport operations and be able to proactively sharpen fuel contingency, flight, and crew plans to reduce costly network and customer impacts, especially during disruptive weather.

The predictive airport analytics package contains three analytics:

Airport Congestion Prediction
Forecast airport departure arrival imbalance. Airlines can foresee potential congestion at airports and take proper actions to 1) prepare for prolong taxi time and airborne holding time by adding more fuel to prevent unnecessary diversion, and 2) protect downstream flights by ferrying additional aircraft to protect passengers downstream from delays.

Available at 77 domestic US airports, including three airports in New England region: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Manchester-Boston International Airport (MHT), and Bradley International Airport (BDL)

Airport Congestion Prediction at BOS

Boston Logan International Airport surface movement and congestion prediction.

Airport Configuration Prediction
Forecast airport runway configurations (both runways and directions to be used for departures and arrival) and potential timing for the change of runway configuration. Airlines can anticipate such changes and plan flight routes for the correct configuration to avoid unnecessary delay enroute.

Available at 29 domestic airports, including Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in New England.

New York LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) Runway Configuration Prediction and Surface Movement

Airport Taxi Time Prediction
Forecast airport taxi out and taxi in time by airlines. Airlines can use such information to appropriate fuel the aircraft. As a result, this can avoid flights from returning to gate for refueling due to long taxi out time.

Available at 29 domestic airports, including Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in New England.

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) Taxi Time Prediction

Weather Means Business. WSI is a provider of weather-driven business solutions that enable enterprises to make better decisions using the most accurate and precise weather data available. WSI serves some of the world's biggest brands in the aviation, energy, insurance, and media markets, as well as federal and state government agencies. Learn more at www.wsi.com.

WSI Aviation is a trusted weather decision support provider in the aviation industry. It provides a proactive, aviation operation management suite ensuring common situational awareness and continuity in decisions through every phase of flight. WSI Fusion is an integral component of this flight support solution, along with Total Turbulence, which delivers precise and actionable turbulence alerts and guidance through all phases of operations, and WSI Pilotbrief, a preflight planning tool. WSI also operates a Global Forecast Center staffed by experienced aviation meteorologists who produce operational terminal and en route forecasts globally.


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