Leonardo contracted to add runway incursion system at Dallas Fort Worth

The firm’s AeroBOSS runway warning system is expected to increase safety, enable stronger communication and prevent incursions

Leonardo – a leading aerospace, defence and security firm – is set to provide Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport with its AeroBOSS Runway Incursion Warning System (RIWS), through its US subsidiary Selex ES Inc.

The new system is able to alert drivers of any hazards before they enter the runway zone. This is hoped to help prevent runway accidents, enhance coordination between ground vehicles and improve safety.

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Included in the contract is the supply of hardware and software, alongside the implementation of RIWS technology on 500 vehicles at the airport.

Almost 3,100 airports internationally have a commercial carrier service, however only a small number have runway incursion prevention systems. The programme is expected to become the new framework for other airports.

In line with the company’s ‘Be Tomorrow – Leonardo 2030’ strategic plan, it is committed to protecting people and communities by contributing to sustainable growth via the introduction of new technologies.

Leonardo currently operates in 150 countries worldwide, offering air traffic control solutions, surveillance sensors, cyber security, communications, weather radars, navigation aids and baggage handling systems.