#SuccessROPS+ 14/07/2016

Air France selects ROPS technology and Auto-Pilot / Flight Director TCAS for its A320 Family and A330 fleets

Air France has agreed to install Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) and AutoPilot / Flight Director TCAS (AP/FD TCAS) on its A320 Family and A330 fleets. ROPS is an innovative performance-based alerting system that assists in preventing runway overruns – one of the most frequent causes of aircraft accidents today. AP/FD TCAS is a safety enhancement allowing pilots to fly TCAS “Resolution Advisory” traffic avoidance manoeuvres with AutoPilot on or Flight Director engaged. It will enhance the safety of Air France’s fleet, which consists of more than 115 A320s and 15 A330s. Both ROPS and AP/FD TCAS were ‘industry-first’ innovations developed by Airbus which are now included in the solutions portfolio of Airbus’ new wholly-owned Flight Operations and Air Traffic Management subsidiary – NAVBLUE.

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