Honeywell and Hughes Aerospace Develop Performance-based Navigation Procedures for Tacloban Airport
May 30, 2014
Honeywell Aerospace Brian Davis and Hughes Chris Baur at the signing ceremony with William Hotchkiss, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines[/caption]
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has signed a formal agreement with Honeywell Aerospace and Hughes Aerospace Corporation to develop performance-based navigation procedures for Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban that will enable safer, more reliable and consistent operations under all weather conditions.
The new navigation procedures will be used to improve aid, relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts for the Leyte region, Tacloban and the surrounding areas following the catastrophic effects of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Honeywell and Hughes will absorb the entire cost of the development of these approaches at the airport to ensure that the flow of relief supplies is not impacted.
“The effects of Typhoon Haiyan were catastrophic for the people of Leyte and the Tacloban regions. Additionally, when the airport’s sole navigational aid was lost, it made safe and efficient recovery efforts even more difficult. Honeywell is pleased to share its expertise in safety technology to support the rebuilding efforts,” said Brian Davis, vice president, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace. “We will continue to provide our support to the government through this difficult period to ensure the necessary navigational systems are in place to help with recovery and relief efforts.”