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Aviation weather technology ARVI developed by MTI Ltd has been adopted to test JAXA’s lightning hazard prediction system (※1).

Aviation weather technology ARVI.

It is estimated that dozens of flights are cancelled and hundreds delayed annually because of lightning hazard.

The lightning, which occurs in the winter on Japan Sea coast, is considered a rare phenomenon worldwide and requires the use of aircraft with specific design.

ARVI has been adopted for its weather data 3D visualization and transmission technology.

Airline ANA also takes part in the collaborative work by providing real-time 3D images containing lightning hazard data to be used for testing JAXA’s research on prediction system.

(※1) JAXA is Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Original Text: https://ampmedia.jp/2019/12/10/arvi/