"As the skies of the Dominican Republic get busier and airport traffic rises, Honeywell SmartPath will help pilots land more efficiently and safely," said Pat Reines, senior manager, SmartPath, Honeywell Aerospace. "This level of investment in GBAS technology will help the country's airport infrastructure grow alongside its visitors' appetite for travel to the region."
"We are committed to investing in the latest technologies to improve our airports' infrastructure and make the Dominican Republic one of the safest destinations in the region," said Dr. Alejandro Herrera, director general, Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation. "As the most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean, this means we are well-equipped to provide greater assurance against unnecessary travel disruptions due to weather impacts on flights."
SmartPath transmits digital data to the aircraft. Unlike the beams of energy sent by traditional Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Honeywell's GBAS is immune to interference from weather, other aircraft and rugged terrain. The GBAS technology also helps increase operational efficiency, allowing an aircraft to fly either complex or straight-in approaches, which helps reduce fuel costs and unnecessary flight delays.
Also unlike ILS, which supports a single precision approach to one runway end, one SmartPath system can simultaneously provide up to 48 separate approaches covering all runway ends. This allows air traffic control to be more flexible with approaches, increasing airport capacity and enabling greater flexibility during different operating conditions.
Honeywell is a pioneer in GBAS technology, which has been adopted at more than 15 airports around the world. Other airports that have selected the SmartPath system include those in Chennai, India; Bremen and Frankfurt, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Malaga, Spain; Houston, Texas; Newark, New Jersey; Shanghai, China; St. Helena; and Sydney, Australia.
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