Runway incursions are a leading cause of aviation accidents and fatalities, accounting for approximately $1 billion annually in damages. Loss of situational awareness is a causal factor in a majority of these runway incursions. To mitigate incursions, Honeywell developed the Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS), a heads-up advisory system with aural alerts to increase the pilot’s situational awareness during ground and air operations relative to the runway.
RAAS is available on the Primus Apex® and Primus Epic® platforms. It's an easy and fast software update to your Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS) MK V, MK V-A, MK VII or Epic EGPWS Module (EGPWM).
Operators should contact Honeywell sales at the link below or an authorized Honeywell dealer to determine if a supplemental type certificate (STC) or service bulletin exists for a simple software upgrade.