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Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace and Airbus team up for Runway Safety Solutions

United States: Airbus, Honeywell and Lufthansa team up to work jointly on the development of a runway safety solution for Lufthansa Group’s fleet. In order to set the highest standard in runway the companies are combining their technologies which includes ROPS (Runway Overrun Prevention System) by Airbus and Smart Landing technologies by Honeywell.  

ROPS, a performance-based alerting system which is designed to calculate whether the aircraft can safely stop in the runway. Smart Landing, a software option for the Honeywell Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) which helps the Pilot during landings and reduces the risk of runway excursion.

TechSci Research analyses that by signing the Memorandum of Understanding the companies will be providing a new safety system and expected to increase its market presence in traffic management systems market.

According to “Global Traffic Management Market By Transportation Mode, By System Type, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011-2021”, global traffic management market is projected to surpass US $ 22 billion by 2021. In 2015, North America was the leading regional market for traffic management due to implementation of stringent government initiatives supporting use of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), growing need to reduce traffic congestion and accidents, coupled with increasing utilization of traffic data for traffic control in real-time. On account of rising population, growing demand for public transit vehicles, surging automobile sales, and rising demand for air travel, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness fastest growth in its traffic management market during the forecast period. 

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