Leonardo, through its subsidiary Selex ES Inc., will supply the AeroBOSS Runway Incursion Warning System (RIWS) technology at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), part of the portfolio of solutions for the management of airport surfaces, for surveillance, navigation en route, precision approach and landing. The contract includes the supply of hardware and software as well as the integration of the RIWS system on 500 vehicles.
AeroBOSS RIWS warns vehicle drivers of any potential danger before entering the runway area. This technology will help prevent runway raids, improve coordination between vehicles and, more generally, safety.
There are approximately 3.100 airports in the world with commercial air services, but only a small percentage of these have runway raid prevention systems. AeroBOSS was developed for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and airports to improve safety efficiently and economically. The Dallas Fort Worth RIWS program is expected to become a model for other airports as well. Selex ES Inc. is offering the same state-of-the-art level of security as DFW to more than 25 hubs around the world.
Leonardo is committed to supporting and protecting people and communities with its latest generation technologies, including those for airport management, in line with the "Be Tomorrow - Leonardo 2030" Strategic Plan. With a presence in over 150 countries and a vast range of capabilities in the sector, Leonardo is able to meet the needs of airports and air transport operators. The company offers solutions for air traffic control (ATC), surveillance sensors, cyber security systems, communications, weather radar , navigation aid and baggage handling systems (BHS) Leonardo provides efficient and reliable support in the field of Air Traffic Management (ATM), including traffic management for unmanned systems (UTM).