NOUS41 KWBC 261646



Technical Implementation Notice 12-16

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1242 PM EDT Mon Mar 26 2012


To        National Weather Service (NWS) Offices

          Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

          Family of Services (FOS) Subscribers

          Other Customers of NWS Aviation Forecasts


From      Cynthia Abelman

          Chief, Aviation Services Branch


Subject:  Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)

Service for Frenchville Airport (KFVE) in Northern

ME, Effective May 4, 2012


Note:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather

          Wire Service Subscribers


Effective Effective Friday, May 4, 2012, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS office in Caribou, ME, will begin TAF service for the Frenchville airport (KFVE) in northern Maine.  Routine and updated TAFs will be issued for this airport 24 hours per day.


This implementation date reflects a change to the notice below.


NWS personnel will need to add the following identifier to their

Communications systems to receive the new TAF:


Airport Name        WMO Heading    AWIPS ID

-------------       ------------   -------

Frenchville         FTUS41 KCAR    TAFFVE


In addition, the new TAF will be added to the existing TAF collectives below, which are transmitted to FAA personnel and other external users


   WMO HEADINGS      Available to the following customers


   FTUS80 KWBC       NON‑FAA Domestic And Family Of Services


   FTUS90 KWBC       FAA Weather Message Switching Center

                     and FAA Facilities


   FTUS52 KWBC       Global Telecommunication System Customers


Holders of NWS procedural instruction 10‑813, Terminal Aerodrome

Forecasts, should make the addition to the appendices.


For questions regarding this TAF change, please contact:


     Richard Okulski


     NWS Caribou ME  04736




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