SURF-A or Surface Alerts

Airbus and it’s partners is currently developing a cockpit function, which warns the pilots in case of collision risk on the runway. This is SURF-A or Surface Alerts. Currently tested in the simulator, SURF-A will be flight tested in 2019 and expected to come into the market by 2021.

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Just bumped into this video on youtube. It seems like an extremely interesting and useful concept that can really contribute to aviation safety. I think it’s quite important to have a ground equivalent of TCAS and SURF-A seems to be working towards that! Really hope to see this in airlines soon!

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