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European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 189831, tabled on 9 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 149024, whether the planned Enhanced Collision Awareness System (ECAS) for the Typhoon aircraft is compliant with MAA/Def Stan 00-970 (Aircraft Collision Avoidance System), Part 13 sub paragraph 1.1.9.1, in particular Resolution Awareness.

Answered on

19 November 2018

The Typhoon Enhanced Collision Awareness is a collision awareness system rather than a collision avoidance system, and is not required to comply with Def Stan 00-970, part 13, sub-paragraph 1.1.9.1 (Aircraft Collision Avoidance System).