We are all deeply saddened by the reports of the lost AirAsia flight 8501. Early reports indicate that weather may have contributed to the accident, and in fact, our own networks detected a lot of lightning in the area at that time. Our CEO discussed the influence of severe weather on airplane safety and the importance of lightning data to help pilots steer clear of dangerous thunderstorms. Watch the brief interview on CNN:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones during this time of intense sadness.