Honeywell has been selected by DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS) to install its SLS-4000 Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) at Bremen Airport in Germany. Honeywell said the contract marks the first sale of the navigation technology, also known as the Local Area Augmentation System, which provides landing approach information and GPS satellite corrections.
A prototype GBAS system initially will be installed at Bremen Airport in April. It will be replaced by a certified SLS-4000 system in 2008 following FAA Category 1 approval. “Our GBAS will help increase safety and reliability during precision landings based on satellite navigation,” said Scott Starrett, vice president, Military Aircraft, for Honeywell Defense and Space. “In the future we
expect this new technology to help aircraft land during adverse weather conditions, reduce delays and decrease airline operating costs worldwide.” For related news