Goodrich Receives Swiss FOCA Approval of SKYWATCH(R) Traffic Advisory System

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from The BFGoodrich Company

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27 /PRNewswire/ --
     The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) has received certification by the Swiss
 Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) for its Skywatch(R) Traffic Advisory
 System.  Skywatch is an active surveillance traffic advisory system that
 operates as an air-to-air or ground-to-air interrogation device.  After
 receiving replies to its Mode C type interrogations, the Skywatch system
 computes the responding aircraft's range, bearing, relative attitude and
 closure rate, predicting potential traffic conflicts.  Aural traffic alerts
 are annunciated through the aircraft's existing audio system or headsets and
 visual targets are displayed using TCAS-like symbology on a multifunction
 control display unit (CDU).
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000314/CHTU013-a )
     The Skywatch Traffic Advisory System has an additional installation option
 for bottom mount of the directional antenna on aircraft such as helicopters
 that have limited space available to secure a top mounted antenna.  The
 Skywatch system combines the latest electronic technology and design features
 to provide traffic information to pilots of rotary and fixed wing aircraft.
 Skywatch is also approved under TSO C147 released by the FAA for Traffic
 Advisory Systems, Germany's Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) under authorization
 number 10.941/1NTSO and under BCAR B4-10 from the United Kingdom's Civil
 Aviation Authority (CAA).
     The multifunction capability of the Skywatch system make it possible to
 share a 3 ATI CRT display with late model WX-1000 Stormscope(R) Weather
 Mapping Systems, be shown on approved weather radar indicators using the
 BFGoodrich Radar Graphics Computer RGC250, or be interfaced with multi-
 function displays such as those manufactured by Avidyne and GARMIN
 International.
 
     Among the features and benefits of Skywatch are:
     - An active surveillance system
     - Tracking of up to 30 intruder aircraft simultaneously, displaying the
       eight most threatening
     - Selectable two and six nautical mile horizontal display ranges
     - Aural and visual warnings of intruding aircraft which may pose a
       collision threat
     - "Look Up/Look Down" altitude display modes highlight specific layers of
       relative altitude range - useful during climbs, descents and before
       takeoff
     - Mode S transponder not required
     - Automatic and pilot-initiated self-test functions
     - Extensive online service menus to aid installation, testing and training
     - Future enhancements include ADS-B capability
 
     With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) is a
 leading worldwide supplier of aerospace components, systems and services, as
 well as sealing and compressor systems and other engineered industrial
 products.  BFGoodrich is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "Most
 Admired" aerospace companies and is included on Forbes magazine's "Platinum
 List" of America's best big companies.  The company has its headquarters in
 Charlotte, North Carolina, and employs 23,000 people worldwide.  On April 17,
 2001 shareholders approved the change of the company name to Goodrich
 Corporation, effective June 1, 2001.  For more information, please visit
 www.goodrich.com.
     BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting Systems division is a world leader in
 military and civil aircraft safety systems and components.  Its offerings
 include SmartDeck(TM) Integrated Flight Displays & Control System, Skywatch(R)
 and Skywatch(R) HP Traffic Advisory Systems, Stormscope(R) weather mapping
 systems, LandMark(TM) Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics
 Computer, TCAS I collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-
 mechanical standby instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid
 state equipment, power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and
 collision avoidance lights.  The division maintains a global support network
 through factory-authorized service centers.  To learn more about BFGoodrich
 Avionics & Lighting Systems Division, visit us at www.bfgavionics.com.
 
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SOURCE The BFGoodrich Company
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27 /PRNewswire/ --
     The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) has received certification by the Swiss
 Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) for its Skywatch(R) Traffic Advisory
 System.  Skywatch is an active surveillance traffic advisory system that
 operates as an air-to-air or ground-to-air interrogation device.  After
 receiving replies to its Mode C type interrogations, the Skywatch system
 computes the responding aircraft's range, bearing, relative attitude and
 closure rate, predicting potential traffic conflicts.  Aural traffic alerts
 are annunciated through the aircraft's existing audio system or headsets and
 visual targets are displayed using TCAS-like symbology on a multifunction
 control display unit (CDU).
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000314/CHTU013-a )
     The Skywatch Traffic Advisory System has an additional installation option
 for bottom mount of the directional antenna on aircraft such as helicopters
 that have limited space available to secure a top mounted antenna.  The
 Skywatch system combines the latest electronic technology and design features
 to provide traffic information to pilots of rotary and fixed wing aircraft.
 Skywatch is also approved under TSO C147 released by the FAA for Traffic
 Advisory Systems, Germany's Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) under authorization
 number 10.941/1NTSO and under BCAR B4-10 from the United Kingdom's Civil
 Aviation Authority (CAA).
     The multifunction capability of the Skywatch system make it possible to
 share a 3 ATI CRT display with late model WX-1000 Stormscope(R) Weather
 Mapping Systems, be shown on approved weather radar indicators using the
 BFGoodrich Radar Graphics Computer RGC250, or be interfaced with multi-
 function displays such as those manufactured by Avidyne and GARMIN
 International.
 
     Among the features and benefits of Skywatch are:
     - An active surveillance system
     - Tracking of up to 30 intruder aircraft simultaneously, displaying the
       eight most threatening
     - Selectable two and six nautical mile horizontal display ranges
     - Aural and visual warnings of intruding aircraft which may pose a
       collision threat
     - "Look Up/Look Down" altitude display modes highlight specific layers of
       relative altitude range - useful during climbs, descents and before
       takeoff
     - Mode S transponder not required
     - Automatic and pilot-initiated self-test functions
     - Extensive online service menus to aid installation, testing and training
     - Future enhancements include ADS-B capability
 
     With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) is a
 leading worldwide supplier of aerospace components, systems and services, as
 well as sealing and compressor systems and other engineered industrial
 products.  BFGoodrich is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "Most
 Admired" aerospace companies and is included on Forbes magazine's "Platinum
 List" of America's best big companies.  The company has its headquarters in
 Charlotte, North Carolina, and employs 23,000 people worldwide.  On April 17,
 2001 shareholders approved the change of the company name to Goodrich
 Corporation, effective June 1, 2001.  For more information, please visit
 www.goodrich.com.
     BFGoodrich's Avionics & Lighting Systems division is a world leader in
 military and civil aircraft safety systems and components.  Its offerings
 include SmartDeck(TM) Integrated Flight Displays & Control System, Skywatch(R)
 and Skywatch(R) HP Traffic Advisory Systems, Stormscope(R) weather mapping
 systems, LandMark(TM) Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics
 Computer, TCAS I collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-
 mechanical standby instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid
 state equipment, power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and
 collision avoidance lights.  The division maintains a global support network
 through factory-authorized service centers.  To learn more about BFGoodrich
 Avionics & Lighting Systems Division, visit us at www.bfgavionics.com.
 
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