Selex ES, the US subsidiary of Leonardo, has secured a contract from Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport to install AeroBOSS Runway Incursion Warning System (RIWS) to reduce the risk of runway incursions.
Under the contract, the company will be responsible for the supply of hardware and software along with the integration of RIWS technology in 500 vehicles.
The RIWS is part of Leonardo’s portfolio of airport surface management systems, surveillance, enroute navigation and precision approach and landing systems.
It alerts the vehicle’s drivers to any potential hazards before entering the runway area and helps to prevent runway incursions while enhancing coordination between ground vehicles and overall safety.
According to Leonardo, approximately 3,100 airports across the world have commercial air carrier service while very less percentage have installed runway incursion prevention systems.
AeroBOSS, which has been developed for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airports, helps to improve safety in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Selex ES is now delivering these warning systems to more than 25 airports across the globe.
It is claimed to be a leading supplier of enroute navigation, precision, approach and landing and surveillance systems to military and civil aviation customers across the world.
The company also designs and manufactures next generation surveillance radars and systems including Multilateration (MLAT), and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B).
Last year, Leonardo has secured a contract to install a baggage handling system (BHS) for the new Pier G at Terminal 3 of Frankfurt Airport in Germany.