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AIREP vs. PIREP in the United States

Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:04 am

After looking into aircraft report data at Aviation Weather Center, I realized that PIREP is usually reported inside of US; on the other hand, AIREP is typically reported outside of US. I was wondering if there is any specific/particular reason why AIREP is not available at US territory?
 
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Re: AIREP vs. PIREP in the United States

Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:12 am

I could be wrong but I believe aireps are automatic (temp wind etc) reports provided by cpdlc. Pireps are pilot driven and manual via acars or ATC and include data a computer could not give ( turbulence icing etc). Considering that domestic CPDLC is just starting, first in Indy center and KC center, Aireps are likely just not possible until the entire country is able to utilize CPDLC. That should be sometime next year. I

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