NOUS41 KWBC 261646



Technical Implementation Notice 12-15

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1240 PM EDT Mon Mar 21 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 Pittsfield Municipal

          Airport (KPSF) Effective May 4, 2012


Effective Friday, May 4, 2012, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS office at Albany, New York, will begin TAF service for Pittsfield Municipal Airport (KPSF) in Massachusetts. Routine and updated TAFs will be issued for this airport 24 hours a day.


This date reflects a change to the notice below.


NWS personnel/offices will need to add the following identifier

to their communications systems to receive the new TAF:


Airport                         WMO Heading    AWIPS ID

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

Pittsfield Municipal Airport    FTUS41 KALY    TAFPSF


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:


     Ray O’Keefe

     Meteorologist in Charge

     NWS Albany New York

     Albany, NY 12203



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