Honeywell Aerospace introduces new technology to reduce runway collisions

Honeywell´s Surface Indications and Alert System has announced the completion of initial phase of flight testing to improve safety for pilots, passengers and other aircraft on busy airport runways

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has announced the completion ofinitial testing of its new safety technology that helps jets avoid runway accidents and collisions, the company said.

Developed under the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research program with program partners Airbus, Dassault and Eurocontrol, the software-based Surface Indications and Alert System (SURF IA) gives pilots visual and audio warnings about approaching hazards on the runway. In Europe, runway incursions, which can be costly and dangerous, occur at least twice daily.

After successful prototype testing aboard Honeywell´s test aircraft, Honeywell plans to begin full-scale production development. For more information about collision avoidance and safety technology, visit Honeywell´s terrain and traffic awareness page.

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