Yesterday, July 20th, the Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace and Airbus have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a runway safety solution. Lufthansa will place its expertise at the service of Honeywell and Airbus respectively by contributing to the solution design from the early stage of the development.
The new system combines the Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) from Airbus and Honeywell SmartLanding technologies. This cooperation aims at setting the highest standard in runway safety by combining the strengths of these two innovative and leading technologies and by making it available for several aircraft types.
ROPS is an Airbus innovative, performance-based alerting system which assists the crews in preventing runway overruns. SmartLanding is a software option for the Honeywell Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) which incorporates aural and visual advisories, increases flight crew situational awareness e.g. during landings.