Airbus on Thursday announced initial EASA certification of its Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) for current engine option (ceo) A320 passenger jets.
ROPS, an onboard avionics system that increases pilots' situational awareness during landings, was first certified by EASA for A380s, and is currently in service on the two-level aircraft. The cockpit technology computes minimum realistic on-ground stopping distances and then compares them to available landing distances in real time with audio call-outs and alerts.
According to Yannick Malinge, senior vice president at Airbus, the manufacturer is working towards gaining EASA certification for ROPS on its entire lineup of passenger aircraft.
ROPS also comes standard on the A350 XWB, which is scheduled to enter into service in 2014.
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