Don Bateman Receives Sperry Award for Terrain Awareness and Warning System Work

 - March 4, 2014, 3:22 PM

Honeywell chief engineer technologist for flight safety systems and technology Don Bateman received the 2013 Elmer A. Sperry Award for Enhancing the Art of Transportation yesterday. The award recognizes Bateman for his development of Honeywell’s ground-proximity warning system (GPWS), a terrain awareness and warning system that has helped reduced controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accidents. Bateman and his team further developed it into Honeywell’s Enhanced GPWS, which has reduced CFIT accidents from about one in every 3 million flights to less than one in every 20 million flights.