Articles in Category: Canada TAWS Mandate

Steve Fulton, a Leading Authority on Performance Based Navigation, Expands His Role at Sandel Avionics

Posted Friday, March 18, 2016 Posted in Canada TAWS Mandate, Company News

Steve Fulton, a Leading Authority on Performance Based Navigation, Expands His Role at Sandel Avionics

VISTA, CA, March 21, 2016 – Sandel Avionics Inc., the global leader in advanced avionics, today announced that Steve Fulton, longtime advisor to Sandel, has expanded his role to Avilon Senior Flight Test Pilot and PBN Advisor.  

In addition to being an advisor for the Avilon program, Steve was a Technical Fellow for GE Aviation Systems and co-founder of Naverus, Inc., a company dedicated to the successful operational deployment of performance based navigation (PBN). Prior to founding Naverus, Steve, as an Alaska Airlines technical pilot, pioneered the Alaska Airlines’ Required Navigation Performance (RNP) RNAV procedure development and established the Flight Ops Technical Department. He provided the leadership at Alaska Airlines for the creation of an operational RNP capability that provided significant safety and economic benefits and has served as a model for all subsequent U.S. and international deployments of RNP. 

Canada Gazette Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Posted in Canada TAWS Mandate

Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts Ⅰ, VI and VII)

Canada Gazette Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement

Issue: From 1977 to 2009, 35 airworthy aeroplanes were flown into the ground while under pilot control. The aviation industry refers to these as controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accidents. There have been 100 fatalities and 46 serious injuries as a result of these CFITs. To date, risk information alone has not motivated all of the Canadian aviation industry to voluntarily equip key passenger aircraft with existing technologies that would help mitigate risks associated to CFITs.

Description: The proposed regulatory amendments would introduce requirements for the installation of Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) equipped with an Enhanced Altitude Accuracy (EAA) function in private turbine-powered aeroplanes configured with six or more passenger seats, excluding pilot seats, and in commercial aeroplanes configured with six or more passenger seats, excluding pilot seats. Operators would have two years from the date on which the Regulations come into force to equip their aeroplanes with TAWS and five years to equip with EAA.

Cost-benefit statement: The vast majority of Canadian passenger aeroplane operators already respect these proposed amendments. The present-value cost of equipping and retrofitting the remainder of the fleet with TAWS and EAA is estimated to be approximately $59M ($43M for TAWS and $16M for EAA). The present-value benefit (e.g. prevention of fatalities, serious injuries, and material loss) is estimated to be approximately $216M. These proposed amendments should yield a net benefit of approximately $157M over a 10-year period from full implementation.

Business and consumer impacts: There would be some cost associated with the implementation of these proposed amendments, but the risks associated with CFIT accidents would be reduced, resulting in fewer deaths, serious injuries and material loss. Businesses and consumers would therefore benefit from the increased safety of aircraft. Moreover, airlines travelling to the United States and to the European Union would be

in compliance with similar regulations in those jurisdictions, strengthening Canada’s ability to compete economically in those markets.

Domestic and international coordination and cooperation: These proposed amendments would align the Canadian regulation with those of other jurisdictions. The United States, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have all introduced legal requirements and standards regarding TAWS. Canadian aircraft operators operating in other jurisdictions are expected to comply with the more restrictive regulations of these jurisdictions. Impacts on imports of new aircraft would be minimal.

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Transport Canada Aircraft Certification Policy Letter (ACPL)

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Posted in Canada TAWS Mandate

Terrain Awareness and Warning System

Transport Canada Aircraft Certification Policy Letter (ACPL)

1.0 Purpose

1.1 The purpose of this Aircraft Certification Policy Letter (ACPL) is to provide Transport Canada Aircraft Certification personnel, including delegates with guidance for the certification of Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) on Canadian registered aircraft. This policy is provided with the consideration that there is no firm TSO standards or advisory material for the certification of TAWS at the present time.

1.2  For the purpose of this Policy Letter, the term EGPWS is meant to be used interchangeably with TAWS. This Policy Letter is not intended for the certification of conventional Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS). 

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