Goodrich, Honeywell settle EGPWS lawsuit
• Goodrich accepted terms of a licensing agreement with Honeywell to settle a lawsuit in which Honeywell claimed that Goodrich infringed on EGPWS patents. The deal allows Goodrich to continue selling its own TAWS units while paying licensing fees to Honeywell. But Goodrich won’t keep its TAWS units much longer because the company last month agreed to sell its avionics business to L-3 Communications. L-3 is the majority owner of ACSS, also a maker of TAWS and also accused of patent violations in a Honeywell lawsuit. Honeywell has patent violation lawsuits against TAWS makers Universal Avionics and Sandel as well.