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FAA Approves Mandarin Chinese Alerts for Honeywell EGPWS

By S.L. Fuller | February 9, 2017

Honeywell Chinese SAR-Missions

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Honeywell can now offer non-English aural alerts on its enhance ground proximity warning system (EGPWS), the company says, due to an FAA approval. The approved modification covers a Mandarin Chinese verion of the EGPWS program.

“EGPWS is widely considered one of the biggest success stories in the history of aviation, and we are proud to offer a Mandarin-language version that will be of huge benefit to native Chinese-speaking pilots,” Andy Gill, senior director, Business and General Aviation, Asia Pacific, says. “Looking ahead, our success with this Mandarin version puts us in a strong position to work on more language addition that will benefit end users in other markets worldwide.”

As the civil helicopter industry continues to grow in China, pilots have varying amounts of experience with flying civil helicopters. Honeywell says it aims to provide them with solutions that promote safety and efficiency. EGPWS is an independent monitor of an aircraft’s position relative to surrounding terrain. It issues alerts concerning controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).

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