- The U.S. airport will deploy Leonardo’s AeroBOSS™ Runway Incursion Warning System as part of continuing efforts to ensure the highest levels of safety on its runways. It will create the world’s largest runway incursion warning system at a single airport
- AeroBOSS™ will provide real-time situational awareness, monitoring and alerting through an integrated software suite
- Leonardo is committed to supporting and protecting people and communities via its latest-generation technologies, including those in airport management, in line with its “Be Tomorrow – Leonardo 2030” strategic plan
Rome, 01 April 2021 – Leonardo, through its US subsidiary Selex ES Inc., will provide Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport with its AeroBOSS Runway Incursion Warning System (RIWS), part of the company’s portfolio of airport surface management systems, surveillance, enroute navigation and precision approach and landing systems. The AeroBOSS RIWS can alert drivers of vehicles to any potential hazards before they enter the runway area. By doing so, the technology will help prevent runway incursions, enhance coordination between ground vehicles and improve overall safety.
The contract includes the supply of hardware and software as well as the integration of RIWS technology onto 500 vehicles.
There are nearly 3,100 airports worldwide with commercial air carrier service, but only a small percentage have runway incursion prevention systems. AeroBOSS has been developed for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airports to improve safety in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The RIWS programme is expected to become a model for other airports. Selex ES Inc. is currently delivering the same world-class level of safety to more than 25 airports worldwide.
Leonardo is committed to supporting and protecting people and communities and contributing to sustainable growth via latest-generation technologies, including those in airport management, in line with its “Be Tomorrow – Leonardo 2030” strategic plan. With a presence in over 150 Countries and a broad portfolio of capabilities in this domain, Leonardo is meeting the needs of airports and air transport operators. The Company offers Air Traffic Control (ATC) solutions, surveillance sensors, cyber security, communications, weather radars, navigation aids and Baggage Handling System (BHS). Leonardo delivers efficient and reliable support in the Air Traffic Management (ATM), including for drone (unmanned) traffic management (UTM).
Selex ES Inc.
Leonardo’s U.S. subsidiary, Selex ES Inc., is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, USA and is a leading supplier of en route navigation, precision, approach and landing and surveillance systems to military and civil aviation customers globally. This includes Category I through II/III Instrument Landing Systems, doppler and conventional VHF Omni-Direction Range (VOR), high and low-power Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), a TACAN that is built on the FAA’s DME of choice, and modelling, designing and assisting with DME/DME initiatives. The company also designs and manufactures next generation surveillance radars and systems such as Multilateration (MLAT), and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B). For more information about the company and its exciting technology portfolio, visit LeonardoCompany-us.com.
Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries that include Leonardo DRS (defense electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2019 Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of €13.8 billion and invested €1.5 billion in Research and Development. The company has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since 2010 and has been namedas sustainability global leader in the Aerospace & Defence sector for the second year in a row of DJSI in 2020.