AVTECH today announces a new partnership agreement with the Met Office (UK) ensuring world leading aviation weather forecasts.

The Met Office has been at the forefront of global weather and climate science for 160 years. ”We combine the latest science with ground breaking advances in technology and local understanding to deliver operational advantage to all sectors of the aviation industry – airlines, airports, air traffic control and management, ground handling, airport construction and maintenance. Our work helps the industry increase safety and achieve operational efficiencies and cost savings” says Jonathan Dutton, Met Office Business Manager.

As part of this partnership AVTECH has received a Superior Weather Forecast Quality Assurance from the Met Office. This ensures that our Aventus NowCast product line customers are getting the best available aviation weather forecasts existing in the world today.

Premium weather from the Met Office will further increase the value for airline users of the Aventus NowCast service as it increases the accuracy of the data uplinked to the aircraft.

Accordingly, the Met Office will be AVTECH’s first choice weather forecast supplier for the benefit of all AVTECH’s present and future customers.

Additionally, AVTECH and the Met Office will engage in joint marketing activities to further promote the enhanced Aventus NowCast product offering.

“It is with great satisfaction we have reached this long term agreement with the Met Office. In the near future we will also see a number of exciting product enhancements springing from this partnership” says Christer Fehrling, CEO AVTECH.

For more information, please contact
Christer Fehrling, CEO and Business Unit Director Aventus NowCast, +46 (0) 8 544 104 80
David Rytter, Chief Technical Officer, +46 (0) 8 544 104 80

About Aventus NowCast
The Aventus NowCast system is a unique and patented system that enables accurate wind information and/or 4-Dimensional Trajectories for flights, making use of the very best in atmospheric modeling combined with weather information to create high resolution wind models and wind data packages for the different segments of a flight; a so called NowCast. Data packages are uplinked to aircrafts to enable the onboard Flight Management Systems (FMS) to accurately calculate an optimized flight profile and an accurate time when each waypoint of a flight will be reached. The immediate benefits of Aventus NowCast are airline fuel- and CO2savings, i.e. the solution is highly environmentally friendly. It is also imperative for Time-based operations in aviation, which is an area where Aventus NowCast provides an even larger overall financial and environmental benefits through the provision of increased efficiency and punctuality of individual flights

About AVTECH Sweden AB (publ)
AVTECH develops products and services for digital Air Traffic Management (ATM). Its customers include the global aviation industry; e.g. airlines, airports, aviation authorities, technology companies and airline manufacturers. By using AVTECH’s products and services, each individual flight as well as the entire airline operation can be optimized in terms of cost, noise and emission, efficiency, punctuality and safety. The head office is in Stockholm, Sweden with subsidiaries in Toulouse, France and an associated company in Dubai, U.A.E. For more information, visit www.avtech.aero. AVTECH Sweden AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX First North and has appointed Redeye AB, tel: +46 8 545 013 30, as Certified Adviser.

About the Met Office
The Met Office is the UK’s National Weather Service, providing 24×7 world-renowned scientific excellence in weather, climate and environmental forecasts and severe weather warnings for the protection of life and property. (www.metoffice.gov.uk)

This information is information that Avtech Sweden AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 08:30 CEST on October 18, 2016.