TAF Review

Release of 2020 TAF Review Consultation Draft Report

The Bureau of Meteorology released the 2020 TAF Review Consultation Draft Report for a four-week public consultation commencing on 8 September 2020.

The 2020 TAF Review Consultation Draft Report and frequently asked questions (FAQ) are available as below:

The Bureau invites feedback on the recommendations from all areas of the aviation industry and other interested parties. Written submissions and feedback must be provided to TAFReview@bom.gov.au by 6th October 2020.

Project Background:

The Bureau of Meteorology works to provide high quality and responsive aviation meteorological services. Part of this commitment involves the regular review of our products and services to ensure we are meeting the changing needs of the Australian and international aviation industry.

The Bureau has committed to conducting regular reviews of the locations and category of Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) services (TAF Review) that are funded by the industry levy - the Meteorological Services Charge (MSC). A copy of the previous TAF Review is available here. The purpose of a TAF Review is to adjust the service coverage in response to changes in flight activity, passenger volumes and as new aerodromes are established. The objective is to provide TAF services that enable the aviation industry to operate safely and economically.

The Bureau of Meteorology leads the TAF Review project. The project team comprises of representatives from Airservices Australia (Airservices), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DOITRDC) and the Bureau. This team analyses the latest aerodrome information to prepare a draft report. An Executive Committee, with representatives from the aforementioned agencies, oversees the project and is accountable for approving the recommendations following public consultation.

All feedback received through the consultation process will be considered by the TAF Review Executive Committee before final decisions are made on changes to TAF services. Any changes to TAF services are expected to be implemented mid-2021.

Further Information and Contact Details

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

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