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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The firm fitted out each of the Coast Guard's Search and Rescue machines with an Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System.
Flying offshore operations on a daily basis, these two aircraft will feature a new enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) once the overhaul work has been completed.
According to enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) data, as the airplane climbed to an altitude of about 63 feet agl and about nine seconds after liftoff, the left wing struck a utility pole about l/4 mile east of the departure end of the runway.
The NTSB said UPS failed to implement a software update of the plane's Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, which tells pilots if they are flying too low.
The aircraft's Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System was turned off, the report states, because it had been producing errant warnings during previous flights.
In addition to the HTF7350, Honeywell will supply Bombardier with its 36-150 APU, which is currently on the Challenger 300aircraft, its inertial navigation system and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) database for improved navigation and situational awareness.
Honeywell's enhanced ground proximity warning system for civil helicopters and airplanes already uses a stored database to warn pilots of upcoming terrain and obstacles with symbols and audible cues.
is being awarded a $6,999,962 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-00-D-0272) for the procurement of 18 flight safety upgrade kits for the C-12 aircraft to include traffic alert and collision avoidance system, enhanced ground proximity warning system, weather radar and radar altimeter system kits.
AlliedSignal will supply its colour weather radar system, which detects changes in the weather and airborne and ground/maritime targets; its enhanced ground proximity warning system, which warns pilots about potential terrain collisions; and its enhanced traffic and collision avoidance system, which warns pilots about potential collisions with other aircraft.
airlines started a voluntary program to install an enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) in most of their aircraft.
A solution has been proposed to CFIT in the form of electronic equipment called an Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) to warn pilots of dangerous terrain ahead of the aircraft.
The Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System will be installed on American's 635 planes beginning Nov.

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