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What does GPWS stand for?

GPWS stands for Ground Proximity Warning System

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All AAG aircraft have the latest safety equipment, including Traffic Avoidance Systems, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems, and Emergency Pop-out Floats.
The air crash was caused by the following combination of unfavorable factors: failure to comply with requirements of instructions by the crew; failure to meet requirements of the visual approach; loss of control over flight altitude in missed approach caused by incorrect assessment of the aircraft descent by the captain of the crew; failure to take actions required when the ground proximity warning system alerts by the crew.
Communications and avionics equipment are also developed under HX-21's watchful eye, such as glass cockpits, electronic warfare technologies, infrared suppressors, integrated maintenance diagnostics, radar systems, electronic support measures, navigation and collision avoidance systems, and ground proximity warning systems.