The European WEZARD project (acronym standing for Weather Hazards for Aeronautics)
aims at preparing the future research community in the area of
air transport system robustness when it is faced with weather hazards. Its precise objectives are to provide: (i) an interdisciplinary and
cross-sector network comprising relevant experts; (ii) a state-of-the-art review of the on-going research actions; (iii) an analysis which will
identify the shortcomings, areas for improvements and the type of activity needed to limit the effects of disruptive events; (iv) a set of
recommendations and a roadmap validated by the main stakeholders of the aeronautics community.
The WEZARD consortium consists of 3 airframers, 2 engine manufacturers, 1 system supplier, 1 network of meteorological offices, 4 research centers,
1 provider of test facilities and 1 civil aviation authority over 2 years. An Advisory Board gathering a panel of international experts in relevant
domains has been set up to provide advice on the vision, priorities and directions proposed by the project.
The project runs for 24 months from July 2011 until June 2013.