TAF Review

The Bureau of Meteorology is committed to providing high quality and responsive aviation meteorological services. Part of this commitment is the regular review of our products and services to meet the changing and growing needs of the Australian and international aviation industry.

The Bureau regularly conducts reviews of the provision of Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF Reviews) to ensure TAF services continue to meet the needs of the aviation industry and regulatory and safety obligations.

The purpose of the TAF Review is to determine the current and future needs of the aviation industry, and to make recommendations relating to the provision and categorisation of TAFs, including guidelines and recommendations for the introduction, modification and cancellation of TAF services.

For each review, a committee and a working group are established — each comprising representatives from Airservices Australia (Airservices), Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (the Department) and the Bureau — to formally analyse the latest aerodrome information and prepare a draft report for release and comment, review any issues identified in submissions and revise the draft report and recommendations as necessary.

The Bureau has commenced the latest TAF Review. A draft TAF Review report is expected to be released for comment in the first half of 2019. The draft review will be made available on this webpage at which time interested parties will be encouraged to provide feedback. The Bureau will advise interested parties of the availability of the draft report through a range of channels such as aviation industry partners, meetings and literature.

All feedback will be considered, and consultation undertaken prior to finalising the recommendations of the review. Any changes to TAF services are expected to be implemented during the first half of 2020.

Further Information and Contact Details

Policy for New, or Changes to Existing, Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Services

TAF Review Q&A (777 KB) − updated 9 Sep 2014

Previous TAF Review Final Report (1115 KB) − updated 9 Sep 2014

For further information on the TAF review, please contact: TAF_Review@bom.gov.au

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