Ground proximity warning system

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Term Ground proximity warning system
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GPWS

Definition

A system which provides automatically a timely and distinctive warning to the flight crew when the aeroplane is in potentially hazardous proximity to the earth's surface.

Definition Source

ICAO Annex 6 (Para 6.15.4) to the Chicago Convention

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