December 18, 2012

​Boeing, Embraer collaborate on runway safety for customers

Embraer and Boeing released that they will provide customers with a shared set of tools, called Runway Situation Awareness Tools, to reduce runway excursions. This further strengthens the collaboration between two of the world’s largest aerospace companies. To significantly reduce runway excursions in the near term, Boeing and Embraer will provide customers with new pilot procedures and a training video on landing performance. In the longer term, the companies will also develop joint technology and systems for the flight deck to improve pilot information about approach and landing. Based on data analysis of past incidents, the companies believe the Runway Situation Awareness Tools’ broad strategy to reduce runway excursions could be utilized by pilots flying other commercial aircraft, supporting overall industry safety. “Runway excursion is one of the three major contributors to aviation accidents, and we firmly believe that a robust set of pilot procedures, training and new technology will substantially reduce these events,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “This is another result of a successful joint effort from Boeing and Embraer on technological fronts, with important gains for our airline customers.”



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