Summer 2022 already saw a series of such weather events, where record high temperatures confronted aviation with operational and infrastructure disruption. Based on these experiences, this document sets out potential challenges which the aviation system – with a particular focus on airports - may face from adverse weather in Summer 2023 and response options which they could plan to take in order to reduce the impact.
Aviation Preparations for Summer Adverse Weather
Summer weather traditionally brings challenges (threats, in risk management terms) for European aviation, in terms of operational impact on aviation activities, on the workforce and on passengers. With a changing climate, such challenges are becoming more frequent as well as arising in areas and airports which have not previously been exposed to such weather for prolonged periods of time.