The Hong Kong Observatory on Thursday announced the launch of "MyFlightWx," an electronic flight bag mobile application to provide flight crews with the latest weather information.
Developed by the observatory, "MyFlightWx" is an electronic flight bag application for flights using Hong Kong International Airport. By entering a flight number in the application, it will automatically download the relevant weather information, including images and weather charts, based on the flight plan filed by the airlines.
Director of the Observatory Shun Chi-ming said at the launching ceremony that "MyFlightWx" is the world's first electronic flight bag weather application developed by a meteorological authority.
"Its launch is a major milestone and marks the first time that aeronautical meteorological information, including imagery information, can be transmitted directly to aircraft in flight," he added.
Executive Director of Airport Operations of the Airport Authority Hong Kong Ng Chi-kee lauded the observatory for providing quality aviation weather services for Hong Kong International Airport and tailor-made services to meet the special requirements of the airport. Particularly, it issues timely warnings on inclement weather affecting the airport.