ground proximity warning system


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ground proximity warning system

[′grau̇nd präk¦sim·əd·ē ′wȯrn·iŋ ‚sis·təm]
(navigation)
An airborne computer that provides a pilot with visual and audible warnings when it senses the aircraft may inadvertently make contact with the ground.
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For his insight, creativity, and farsightedness in fostering the introduction of both Ground Proximity Warning Systems and Enhanced GPWS, which dramatically reduced the number of Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accidents--resulting in immeasurable reduction of fatalities and saving countless lives.
The Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System will be installed on American's 635 planes beginning Nov.
This upgrade improves the existing Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System standard at many airports to provide aural alerts to improve crew awareness of an aircraft's actual position relative to runways and taxiways during takeoff, landing and taxi operations.
Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), which was pioneered by Honeywell, prevents controlled flight-into-terrain incidents by monitoring terrain and obstacles in proximity of the aircraft.
Beginning next year, most Russian regional carriers will face fleet shortages because of new federal aviation regulations requiring all Russian aircraft to be equipped with a traffic collision avoidance system and an enhanced ground proximity warning system.
The company said that SmartLanding is a software upgrade and enhancement to its Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), which is installed on more than 30,000 aircraft.
According to a Company spokesperson, a Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) is a system designed to alert pilots if their aircraft is in immediate danger of flying into the ground.
Sperry board recognized Bateman for his development of Honeywell's Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS), a terrain awareness and warning system, which has been responsible for reducing Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accident risk.
Russian authorities postpone implementation of new TCAS regulations Russian aviation authorities have postponed implementing new regulations requiring all Russian aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of more than 5,700 kilos to be equipped with a traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) and an enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS).
The RAAS is a software upgrade hosted in the Honeywell Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS).
In addition to the HTF7350, Honeywell will supply Bombardier with its 36-150 APU, which is currently on the Challenger 300 aircraft, its Inertial Navigation System and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) database for improved navigation and situational awareness.
Honeywell's full suite will include an Air Data Inertial Reference Unit, Flight Management System, next-generation Aircraft Collision and Avoidance System, Flight Data Recorder, Cockpit Voice Recorder and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System.