Honeywell's Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS) minimize risks and maximize reaction time by constantly and unobtrusively monitoring terrain and obstacles in proximity of the aircraft. Honeywell offers EGPWS for both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Pilots see an intuitive view of nearby terrain and obstacles that greatly enhances their situational awareness and are alerted only when there is a very real danger.
EGPWS uses aircraft inputs such as position, attitude, air speed, glideslope, and an internal terrain, obstacles and airport database, to predict a potential conflict between the aircraft's flight path and terrain or an obstacle. Honeywell’s EGPWS also allows for chargeable software enhancements such as SmartRunway® & SmartLanding®. SmartRunway® & SmartLanding® were developed to provide aural and visual alerts to flight crews with the purpose of mitigating the potential for runway incursions and runway excursions. Runway incursions and runway excursions are among the leading causes of aviation accidents and are on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) top 10 global aviation safety concerns.