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Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1249 PM EST Tue Jan 4 2011


To:         Subscribers:

            -Family of Services

            -NOAA Weather Wire Service

            -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


            Other NWS partners and employees


From:       Cynthia Abelman

            Chief, Aviation Services Branch


Subject:    Comments Sought on Web-enabled International Flight

            Folder Documentation Program from February 1, 2011

            to March 7, 2011


NWS is seeking comments between February 1, 2011, and March 7,

2011, on the experimental Web-Enabled International Flight

Folder Documentation Program (WebIFFDP) as a replacement for

the facsimile-based International Flight Folder Documentation

Program (IFFDP). WebIFFDP is available 24 hours a day, 7 days

a week. Before using the service, authorized users must visit

register by going to the following:


As a contracting state of the International Civil Aviation

Organization (ICAO), the United States is obligated to provide

flight documentation services to the international aviation

community. Since October 1, 1998, in accordance with Chapter

nine of Annex 3 to the Convention on Civil Aviation, the

Aviation Weather Center (AWC) has provided the required

meteorological information to airline operators and flight

crew members for the purposes of dispatch planning, pre-flight

briefing and en-route guidance. The information for the IFFDP

currently is transferred via a facsimile service.


The proposed new WebIFFDP system offers users a Qualified

Internet Communications Provider (QICP) certified web site

for obtaining international aviation weather information. 

QICP is a certification by the FAA that a Website meets

certain security, availability and transaction time

standards. QICP WebIFFDP also introduces users to an

enhanced web experience that includes custom Virtual Flight

Folders. The web-based system will offer enhanced capabilities

not available through a fax-based system.


For technical questions and support in registering a user 
access for WebIFFDP, please contact:
Ryan Solomon

Aviation Weather Center

7220 NW 101ST Terrace   

Kansas City, MO 64153

For questions or comments about this change, or the 
WebIFFDP service, please contact:

Michael Pat Murphy

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

Aviation Weather Center

7220 NW 101ST Terrace   

Kansas City, MO 64153



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