Tue, Jun 12, 2012
StandardAero Aprroved To Install Honeywell Mark V EGPWS on Falcon 50, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 900 and Falcon 900EX Aircraft
The FAA has approved an STC for upgrading Mark V EGPWS computers with Honeywell’s Smart Runway and SmartLanding Runway Safety Package for Falcon 50, F50EX, and Falcon 900, and Falcon 900EX aircraft.
StandardAero completed the STCs via its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) at the Springfield, Ill. facility and offers installation at any one of its four North American service centers with additional locations in Los Angeles, Augusta, Ga. and Houston, Texas.
Honeywell’s EGPWS, or Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, uses aircraft inputs including position, attitude, airspeed and glideslope, along with an internal terrain / obstacle / runway database to predict a potential conflict between the aircraft's flight path and terrain or an obstacle.
"The SmartRunway and SmartLanding functions provide alerts and advisories that increase a crew’s situational awareness during operation on and around airports," said Jeremy Thomas, Avionics Product Director, StandardAero Business Aviation. "Smart Runway/Smart Landing is an evolution of the original Honeywell RAAS system, originally developed and released in 2003, that incorporates many improvements over the original RAAS providing even more protection against runway incursions and excursions. By developing the STC we are the first to install this new system on F50EX aircraft, we are offering to Falcon 50 and Falcon 900 owners. This provides operators the ability to increase their safety envelope during the critical takeoff and landing phases of flight." (File image Falcon 900EX)
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