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Emirates to Utilise CheckTime

Emirates has started field-testing an innovative decision support technology that allows the company to better manage operations, safety and environmental performance in the face of extreme and disruptive winter weather.

Working with Vaisala, hailed as a market leader in environmental and industrial measurement services based in Finland, Emirates has rolled out testing of the CheckTime decision system for winter weather at Copenhagen and Chicago.

CheckTime uses real-time measurements of a number of factors such as temperature, wind and precipitation type from precision weather sensors to accurately estimate the impact of prevailing climate conditions on de- and antiicing fluids on the aircraft and then communicates the results to pilots via the ACARS system on board.

The system replaces the manually conducted procedure used by pilots to determine the time beyond which it would no longer be desirable for the aircraft to depart under existing weather conditions.

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