Duncan Aviation and Honeywell Avionics Announce First RAAS STC
January 14, 2004
BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Duncan Aviation and Honeywell Avionics have combined to perform the first installation and STC approval for Honeywell’s new Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS). Duncan Aviation’s facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, performed the RAAS installation and STC certification on a Gulfstream GIV.
Honeywell’s RAAS provides improved situational awareness to help lower the probability of runway incursions by providing timely aural advisories to the flight crew during taxi, takeoff, final approach, landing and rollout. RAAS is a software (and wiring change depending on original installation) upgrade to existing Mk V and Mk VII EGPWS computers. Using GPS data, RAAS issues advisories based on aircraft position when compared to airport locations stored in the EGPWS Runway Database.
“We are excited to add another STC to our GIV roster,” says Dennis DeCook, Duncan Aviation salesperson. “We are especially pleased to be the first to offer the increased safety of RAAS to GIV operators.”
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider with 1,750 employees supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. These services include airframe, engine, avionics installations, interior and paint completions/modifications, avionics/instrument and accessory/propeller repair/overhaul and parts support. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include 21 satellite avionics facilities located throughout the United States, 20 government C-23 contract locations, a line service/regional support operation in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Lincoln-based AVPAC, a division that sells and consigns general aviation parts to aircraft operators and service organizations worldwide.
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