IMSG Trains Chinese Air Traffic Bureau Officials
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) engaged I.M. Systems Group, Inc. to provide 25 CAAC weather forecasting personnel with training on state-of-the-practice science, technology, and application systems. “By initiating this large-scale training program, CAAC has stepped up to respond to the challenges brought about by China’s tremendous growth,” said Vance Hum, President and CEO of IMSG. The officers, who were trained both in China and in the U.S., are now able to provide more accurate aviation weather forecasts to serve China’s increasing international and domestic flights and to ensure flight safety.
This training program was unique in that China, for the first time, decided to send 25 experienced forecasters (some of whom are senior forecasters and operational forecasting office chiefs) from Beijing and other 16 major airports under CAAC and its 7 regional centers for a five-week training with IMSG. The first two weeks of the training were held in China for preparation in English proficiency, mesoscale meteorology, and introduction to aviation weather forecast organizations and management. The final three weeks were held in the U.S. for in-depth subjects and practice in aviation weather forecast operations, numerical modeling and radar meteorology. “IMSG is honored to contribute significantly to CAAC’s vision of an aviation industry that is better-equipped to respond to China’s needs,” said Mr. Hum.
Officials were honored at an awards dinner on Friday, October 29, in Gaithersburg, MD.