5 March 2014
Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) reported its SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) has been selected by the U.K. Department for International Development for St Helena´s airport, due to open in 2016.
Honeywell said the system reduces weather-related delays, lowers air traffic noise, improves flight efficiency and increases airport capacity simultaneously.
A contract for construction of the island´s new airport was signed in November 2011, and the Honeywell SmartPath GBAS will be used to augment navigational aids to help minimize delays and diversions and maximize landing safety and efficiency.
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