- March 4, 2008, 4:25 AM
Users of Flight Explorer’s Professional Aircraft Situation Display can now access Universal Weather & Aviation’s UVTripPlanner global airport data via Flight Explorer. The airport data is located in Flight Explorer’s Airport Summary section and includes information about more than 25,000 airports. The FAA has approved Universal Weather & Aviation as a qualified Internet communication provider, which means that Universal exceeds FAA standards “for reliability, accessibility and security when disseminating weather and notams via the Internet,” said Jim Reed, director of meteorology and flight planning. The approval also means that Part 135 and 121 air carriers can list Universal as a qualified Internet communication provider for online weather information.