Boeing, Embraer Collaborate on Runway Safety for Customers
- Runway Situation Awareness Tools will provide new procedures, training and
technology to reduce runway excursions
- Collaboration supports industry safety, furthers two companies' cooperation
SEATTLE, Dec. 18, 2012
SEATTLE, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer S.A.
(BM&F Bovespa: EMBR3, NYSE: ERJ) today announced that they will provide
customers with a shared set of tools, called Runway Situation Awareness Tools,
to reduce runway excursions. This further strengthens the collaboration
between two of the world's largest aerospace companies.
To significantly reduce runway excursions in the near term, Boeing and Embraer
will provide customers with new pilot procedures and a training video on
landing performance. In the longer term, the companies will also develop joint
technology and systems for the flight deck to improve pilot information about
approach and landing.
Based on data analysis of past incidents, the companies believe the Runway
Situation Awareness Tools' broad strategy to reduce runway excursions could be
utilized by pilots flying other commercial aircraft, supporting overall
"New pilot procedures, training and technology are effective and practical
ways to eliminate runway excursions for Boeing and Embraer customers," said
Ray Conner, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are very
pleased to collaborate with Embraer to support our customers and further
strengthen industry safety."
"Runway excursion is one of the three major contributors to aviation
accidents, and we firmly believe that a robust set of pilot procedures,
training and new technology will substantially reduce these events," said
Paulo Cesar Silva, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "This is
another result of a successful joint effort from Boeing and Embraer on
technological fronts, with important gains for our airline customers."
The global commercial aviation industry has substantially reduced accidents
and incidents in recent decades, but runway excursions remain a concern. From
2002 to 2011, runway excursions involving the global fleet accounted for 15
out of a total of 79 fatal accidents and resulted in more than 780 fatalities.
The companies' collaboration on runway safety for commercial aircraft advances
their April announcement that Boeing and Embraer will cooperate in ways that
create value for both companies and their customers. Embraer and Boeing have
also announced collaboration on Embraer's KC-390 and Super Tucano defense
aircraft programs and are working together to advance the supply of
sustainable aviation biofuels.
Embraer S.A.is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120
seats, and one of Brazil's leading exporters. Headquartered in Sao Jose dos
Campos, Sao Paulo, it has offices, industrial operations and customer service
facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Embraer
designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the
commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It
also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. For
more information, please visit www.embraer.com.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of
commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S.
exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government
customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include
commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense
systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and
performance-based logistics and training. For more information about Boeing
please visit www.boeing.com.
Boeing Aviation Safety and Security Communications
Tel: +1 425-306-4537
Embraer Media Relations, Commercial Aviation
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