Terrain Awareness and Warning System

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Term Terrain Awareness and Warning System
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TAWS

Definition

A timed-based system that provides information concerning potential hazards with fixed objects by using GPS positioning and a database of terrain and obstructions to provide true predictability of the upcoming terrain and obstacles.

Definition Source

FAA, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (2008), Glossary

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