9/9/2008

Alaska Airlines said Tuesday it will install a runway incursion warning system on its entire fleet of Boeing 737s, becoming the first passenger airline to do so. The Runway Awareness and Advisory System, developed by Honeywell International, tells pilots on the ground which runway they are approaching and whether they have enough space for a safe takeoff, as well as warning them if they start to take off on a taxiway. Alaska expects to finish installing the software on all its jets by the end of the month.

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