C. Donald Bateman

June 27, 2014 - 9:43am

The sight of a building badly dented by the right wingtip of an Airbus A380 as the aircraft taxied at Le Bourget Airport ahead of the 2011 Paris Air Show emphasized the challenge posed by ground obstacles to pilots navigating around unfamiliar airports. Honeywell Aerospace seeks to address the problem through an innovative adaptation of its enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS). The new Passive Wingtip Protection System (PWPS), which has based on an upgrade to the EGPWS software, is now under development at the group’s facility in Redmond, Wash.

May 21, 2014 - 2:30am

Honeywell Aerospace marks its 100th anniversary on June 18, with the avionics and engines group’s founding moment being defined by Lawrence Sperry’s introduction of the first autopilot system in 1914. For the remainder of the 20th century, the process of corporate realignment that resulted in today’s Honeywell gathered pace as industry leaders Garrett, Bendix, King, Allied-Signal, Sperry, Sundstrand and Lycoming all ended up in one technology powerhouse.

March 10, 2014 - 1:00pm

Don Bateman, corporate fellow and chief engineer technologist for flight safety systems and technology at Honeywell Aerospace, was recognized March 4 with the 2013 Elmer A. Sperry Award for Enhancing the Art of Transportation. Bateman was honored for his development of Honeywell’s ground proximity warning system (GPWS).

March 4, 2014 - 3:22pm

Honeywell chief engineer technologist for flight safety systems and technology Don Bateman received the 2013 Elmer A. Sperry Award for Enhancing the Art of Transportation yesterday. The award recognizes Bateman for his development of Honeywell’s ground-proximity warning system (GPWS), a terrain awareness and warning system that has helped reduced controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accidents.

July 23, 2012 - 4:40pm

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada issued a final recommendations on July 4, identifying aircraft required to have either a Class A or a Class B version of a terrain alert and warning system (TAWS) installed.

June 30, 2009 - 10:36am

The verdict has been in for a long time: a stabilized approach is an essential part of a safe landing.

June 12, 2009 - 4:29am

The verdict has been in for a long time; stabilized approaches are an essential part of a safe landing.

October 2, 2007 - 10:54am

New tools exist to prevent those accidents that most worry safety experts.

July 24, 2007 - 9:18am

Honeywell last month announced that it has delivered more than 30,000 enhanced ground proximity warning systems (EGPWS), placing the safety gear in rarefied air among the top sellers of all time in stand-alone avionics units.

April 3, 2007 - 8:32am

Sikorsky plans to make Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS) standard equipment on all future production S-76s and S-92s. A Sikor-sky and Honeywell team originally developed EGPWS for helicopter applications using the S-76, and after FAA approval in 2001 it was listed as an option for the model.

 
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