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Southwest Airlines teams with NOAA to provide weather forecasting data

13 December 2013

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) recently completed installation of water vapor sensing systems (WVSS-II) on 87 Boeing 737 aircraft.

The water vapor initiative, a result of a partnership between Aeronautical Radio Inc., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and SpectraSensors, has the potential to improve weather forecasting by providing real-time and frequent humidity data when aircraft takeoff and land at airports around the country.

In its 43rd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines includes subsidiary AirTran Airways, which together operate a fleet of Boeing aircraft to serve 96 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and five near-international countries. The company´s website is at


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