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Friday , 14 June 2024

SafeLand system to avoid runway overruns

US based Aviation Safety Technologies Inc has developed SafeLand, a technology that gives pilots accurate information about conditions on the runway, information that could be vital during landing in bad weather. SafeLand measures parameters such as speed, deceleration, temperature, pressure and wind which enable pilots to get reports such as runway surface characteristics, braking friction, brake and tyre wear and cornering friction. SafeLand will also help in monitoring aircraft systems such as speed brakes, spoilers, flaps and hydraulic and mechanical braking systems. The system downloads data from an aircraft’s computer after the aircraft lands. The data is stored in a central database and then processed to deliver digital updates on runway conditions. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the national aviation authority of the United States, has already tested the technology for safety and is now planning to study if it would help improve performance of airlines at busy airports.



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