Honeywell RAAS Authorized for Gulfstream PlaneView®
System Helps Pilots Avoid Runway Incursions and Other On-Ground Safety Issues
NBAA, ATLANTA.- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that its Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) has received Federal Aviation Administration authorization for all large cabin Gulfstream aircraft equipped with the PlaneView® flight deck featuring Honeywell’s Primus Epic® architecture.
RAAS is expected to be an option for Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft this year. RAAS is a safety system designed to improve situational awareness during airport operations and help reduce runway incursions.
“RAAS is in more than 1,400 business aircraft and 700 commercial aircraft around the world,” said Rob Wilson, President, Honeywell Business and General Aviation. “We believe RAAS will enhance flight crew situational awareness on the ground and decrease the potential for runway incursions, increasing safety in today crowded airport environments.”
RAAS compares the aircraft’s location using Global Positioning System technology against a database of airport runways to pinpoint the aircraft’s location on the airport. RAAS can provide aural advisories covering a variety of situations including:
•Alerts pilots when entering a runway and when their aircraft is on a runway
•An optional advisory for identifying the runway on final approach to land
•Runway distance remaining call-outs during rejected take-off or long landings
•An inadvertent take-off attempt from a taxiway
•A take-off from a short runway or approach to land on a short runway
•Crew alert if the airplane sits on a runway for an extended period of time
“Coupled with Gulfstream’s Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD) on the Gulfstream G350, G450, G500 and G550 family of business jets, RAAS further increases the safety functionality of the Gulfstream PlaneView flight deck, by expanding the capabilities for runway and approach operations,” Wilson said.
Gulfstream’s Planeview flight deck, based on Primus Epic architecture, delivers the flexibility to meet Gulfstream operators’ requirements. PlaneView was developed to increase safety of flight and improve situational awareness and information management in anticipation of changes that are expected for communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) environment. CNS/ATM is a worldwide initiative to accommodate an expected increase in air traffic while improving safety by using new technology and procedures.
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