WASHINGTON—The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a new altitude monitoring function on Airbus A320-series airliners, NavBlue, Airbus’ flight operations and air traffic management subsidiary, said. The Altimeter Setting Monitor, an element of the Honeywell SmartLanding system, cross-checks GPS altitude against barometric corrected altitude and issues an alert to pilots if a barometric reference setting error is detected. It is the first of three functions of a ...

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