Don Bateman (center), corporate fellow and chief engineer technologist for Flight Safety Systems and Technology at Honeywell Aerospace, has been recognized with the 2013 Elmer A. Sperry Award for Enhancing the Art of Transportation by developing life-saving technology that has eliminated accidents and saved thousands of lives.
The Elmer A. Sperry board recognized Bateman for his development of Honeywell’s Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS), a terrain awareness and warning system, which has been responsible for reducing Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accident risk. Bateman and his team continued to develop GPWS, which evolved into Honeywell’s Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) that has reduced CFIT accidents from about one in every 3 million flights to less than one in every 20 million flights. Bateman received the award on March 3, 2014, at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, Mont.
Learn more about Bateman’s career and Honeywell’s life-saving technology.