Targeted at airports that are notorious for bad turbulence, the firstturbulence avoidance system has been installed at Alaska’s Juneau International Airport. Other airports in the Mountain West, southern California, and around the world (especially in mountainous regions) are also expected to get the system.
The system essentially provides pilots with the most up-to-date atmospheric information to help them steer clear of turbulence. With the help of wind measuring instruments and computers that predict changing atmospheric conditions, pilots are able to reroute their planes avoid the rough patches.
In addition to reducing the unease associated with turbulence, the JAWS system, as it's known in Juneau, is expected to reduce the number of flight delays and contribute to overall safety.