Safety on runways and at airports is a major component of overall aviation safety. It will increasingly be enhanced by high-tech tools that improve pilot capabilities in four areas: situational awareness of their own positions, nearby surface traffic, runway layouts and tighter communication with air traffic controllers. Human factors chief engineer Ratan Khatwa said Honeywell has fielded its Runway Awareness and Advisory System. RAAS uses GPS, a runway database and software in the enhanced ...

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