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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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.
About Honeywell's Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System Honeywell's EGPWS serves as an independent monitor of an aircraft's position relative to surrounding terrain.
The Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System will be installed on American's 635 planes beginning Nov.
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.
The Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System was not a requirement for the helicopter to operate and the alerts it provided could become considered as "nuisance" alerts, the report claimed.
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.
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.
Equipment covered under the service agreements include wheels and brakes, air turbine start system (ATS), heat exchangers, auxiliary power units, and the environmental control system (ECS), cockpit displays, navigation and communication equipment, recorders, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) and internal and external lighting.
Honeywell's AESS, the first and only integrated surveillance system to obtain FAA Technical Standard Order approval, combines the Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Mode S transponders, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) and Advanced 3-D Volumetric Weather Radar (RDR-4000) into a single unit -- offering pilots increased situational awareness to reduce workload and maximize route and fuel efficiency.
The selected Honeywell avionics systems for AirTran's 737 aircraft include Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS II), Weather Radar with Forward-Looking Windshear Detection, solid state Flight Data Recorder (FDR) & Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR), Quantum(TM) Line Communications & Navigation System (CNS), Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) and The Flight Data Acquisition & Management System (FDAMS).

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