Myanmar Airports Deploy Honeywell Satellite-Based Technologies For Safer Flying
December 04, 2014
Honeywell Aerospace and Hughes Aerospace will assist Myanmar’s Yangon and Mandalay international airports to develop satellite-based navigation technologies for optimizing takeoff and landing routes. This is the first step in an effort to improve procedures at Myanmar airports by the Department of Civil Aviation, which plans to install performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures at other international and domestic airports in the country. Yangon and Mandalay are Myanmar’s two main international airports, capable of handling three million passengers each annually.
“PBN procedures allow shorter and more direct routes as well as more efficient takeoffs and landings,” said Brian Davis, vice president, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace. These new procedures will transform Myanmar’s existing airspace, supporting not only safer, all-weather access but improved reliability and growth opportunities for the future.
Besides Myanmar, Honeywell and Hughes signed a formal agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines in July to develop PBN approaches for Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban. This will be used to improve aid, relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts for the Leyte region, Tacloban and the surrounding areas following the catastrophic effects of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.