International Guidance Written by Observatory's Officer Published
The "Manual on the Quality Management System for the Provision of Meteorological Service to International Air Navigation" written by Mr. S.T. Chan, Scientific Officer of the Hong Kong Observatory, was recently published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Mr. Chan was appointed consultant to ICAO to develop the Manual back in 2004.
The Manual provides guidance on the implementation of quality management system for aviation meteorological service providers around the world. Its publication is very timely as there is plan to upgrade the recommended practices to international standards in 2010 for ICAO Contracting States to establish such ISO 9000-compliant quality management systems.
In collaboration with ICAO, the Manual had also been published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as the "Guide on the Quality Management System for the Provision of Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation" so that meteorological services around the world could prepare for the upcoming change.
Previous news on Mr. Chan's appointment as Consultant to ICAO can be found at
Mr. S.T. Chan holding the Manual published by ICAO (white) and the Guide published by WMO (green)