terrain avoidance system

terrain avoidance system

A system which provides the pilot or navigator of an aircraft with a situation display of the ground or obstacles which project above either a horizontal plane through the aircraft or a plane parallel to it, so that the pilot can maneuver the aircraft to avoid the obstruction.
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The H175 upgraded avionics suite also include advances in the Synthetic Vision System - offering a better display resolution and decluttering capability- and in the Helicopter Terrain Avoidance System, which optimises crew alerting time.
It has a fully advanced flight control unit, a laser terrain avoidance system and a fly by wire unit," he said.
ADCOM designs and produces most of its technology in-house, including an integrated flight control system, the terrain avoidance system and control station that can also substitute as a simulator.
Flight manual information on the ability of aircraft terrain avoidance systems to support a fighter pilot flying with an uneven payload of bombs under the plane wings was due for testing.
Specifically, the plan will require more rigorous checks on critical engine parts to reduce the chances of engine failure and mandate that most commercial planes be equipped with new terrain avoidance systems to warn pilots when a plane is getting dangerously close to the ground.