Introduced in 2003, Honeywell’s Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) is a software option for Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS) that improves flight crew situational and positional awareness to minimize the potential of runway incursions. Building on the success and operational experience of RAAS, in 2009 Honeywell introduced SmartRunway® and SmartLanding®. One key feature of SmartRunway® and SmartLanding® is the addition of visual messaging, which allows installation flexibility, giving pilots timely information and a quieter cockpit environment. Available to operators of aircraft equipped with EGPWS MK V, MKV-A, MK VII or Epic Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Module (EGPWM) through simple and fast software upgrades.
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The industry requested a cost effective solution to the billion dollar worldwide problem of runway incursions and excursions which are also on the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) list of top 10 global safety concerns. Honeywell has answered that need. SmartRunway® and SmartLanding® address the major factors contributing to runway incursions and excursions during taxiing, take-off and landing. SmartRunway® and SmartLanding® provide monitoring and alerts for:
Stabilized Approach (flaps, speed, angle)
Takeoff Flap Setting
Runway Distance Remaining
SmartRunway®, a next-generation solution to the popular Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS), provides timely positional advisories and graphical alerts to crew members during taxi, takeoff, final approach, landing and rollout to reduce the likelihood of a runway incursion. Capitalizing on the accuracy of Honeywell’s worldwide terrain and runway database, which has proven itself for over 800 million flight hours, this suite of advisories and alerts compliment electronic flight bag (EFB) solutions through heads-up aurals
SmartLanding® addresses the leading causes of runway excursions, aircraft on approach that are too high, too fast, or not properly configured for landing. Complementing SOPs and FOQA programs, SmartLanding® improves safety by encouraging compliance with stabilized approach criteria between 1000 and 500 feet above the field, and alerting to long landings and taxiway landings.
SmartRunway® & SmartLanding® are available now and are offered for both commercial and business aviation platforms.
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