L2 Consulting Services, Inc. Receives STC for Honeywell's RAAS System on B757 Aircraft
Springs , Texas– March 8, 2006 -L2 Consulting Services, Inc. (L2) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted the company with a Supplemental Type Certificate (ST10609SC) for the installation of the Honeywell Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) on B757 series aircraft. This new safety system aims at reducing the growing number of aircraft accidents on airport surfaces. Currently L2 is the only company to hold the STC for the Honeywell RAAS installation on the 757 and 767 aircraft types and is making the STC immediately available for usage rights to B757-200/200PF/200CB/300 series aircraft owners and operators.
Runway and taxiway accidents are a serious safety concern. "The RAAS increases cockpit crew position awareness reducing errors leading to runway incursions. L2 is pleased that we can offer a RAAS solution to our B767 and now B757 customers," said Jeff Rex, L2 Vice-President of Integration.
The L2 Supplemental Type Certificate was accomplished on a VIP B757-200 aircraft operated under FAA Part 121 by Pace Airlines for the Dallas Mavericks.
Neil Sparkman, Manager of Maintenance for the Dallas Mavericks said, " We feel that the addition of the RAAS to the Mavericks B757 augments our current safety measures and soon, other 757 operators will follow our lead."
The RAAS system, manufactured by Honeywell, provides improved situational awareness through aural advisories for flight crew thereby lowering the likelihood of potential runway incursions. The RAAS is a software upgrade hosted in the Honeywell Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS). This particular installation was accomplished using the Mark V Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System with software version -224-224. The RAAS uses a Global Positioning System coupled with an internal airport runway database to monitor the airplane's location and provide voice advisories.
L2 Consulting Services, Inc. (www.L2aviation.com) provides avionics engineering, integration and installation services (FAA CRS L2ZR265X) for the global air transport industry. For more than eight years, the company has been performing integration of digital avionics systems into analog aircraft. Additionally, L2 offers full installation and support capabilities throughout North America and at select locations outside of the continent. All of L2 solutions are scheduled in concert with the operating requirements of the customer. This approach aids in the elimination of lost revenue and the reduction of aircraft down-time normally associated with avionics installations. L2 specializes in RVSM, RAAS, TAWS, TCAS, Flat Panels, DFDR and FMS among other avionics systems for virtually every aircraft type.