Runway incursions are a leading cause of aviation fatalities and account for approximately $1 billion annually in aircraft damages. To help prevent such losses, close calls and collisions, the industry requested a safety system that would help maintain situational awareness during taxiing and preparing for takeoff and landing. Because the loss of positional awareness is a causal factor in a majority of runway incursions, we developed an easy-to-install heads-up advisory system with aural alerts to increase the flight crew’s situational awareness during ground and air operations relative to the runway.
RAAS is available on the Primus Apex® and Primus Epic® platforms. Simple and fast software updates to your Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS) MK V, MK V-A, MK VII or Epic EGPWS Module (EGPWM) are available. 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.