Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East to sign up for the IATA Turbulence Aware platform.

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Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East to sign up for the IATA Turbulence Aware platform.
DOHA: Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced that the airline is the first in the Middle East to join the IATA Turbulence Aware platform.
 
IATA’s Turbulence Aware helps airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence, a leading cause of passenger and crew injuries and higher fuel costs each year, by pooling and sharing anonymised turbulence data from multiple participating airlines and thousands of daily flights.
 
The real-time, accurate information enables pilots and dispatchers to choose optimal flight paths, avoiding turbulence and flying at optimum levels to maximise fuel efficiency and thereby reduce CO2 emissions.
 
Qatar Airways was the first Middle-Eastern airline to participate in the Turbulence Aware initiative when it was launched as a pilot project in December 2018.
 
Turbulence Aware has since expanded into a fully operational platform with over 1,500 reporting aircraft sharing real-time turbulence data.
 
With Thursday’s announcement, Qatar Airways has equipped 120 aircraft with the platform, with plans to expand to the rest of its fleet.

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