A Honeywell Aerospace system has been selected to help the Frankfurt Airport in Germany improve the landing efficiency of commercial airplanes.
The SmartPath Precision Landing System is designed as a ground-based augmentation system meant to speed up landings and lessen airport pollution and noise, Honeywell said Monday.
“With significant passenger growth occurring at many airports globally, the pressure on traditional instrument landing systems to support increasing traffic volumes is greater than ever before,” said Pat Reines, senior product manager of SmartPath at Honeywell Aerospace.
Reines added the GBAS is built to allow simultaneous multiple approaches and to cut back congestion in airspace.
The company is currently integrating the system in Frankfurt and it is scheduled for commercial operation in the third quarter of 2014.
SmartPath is currently operating at Bremen International in Germany and has received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and Germany’s Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services.