• Aircraft groundspeed is less than 40 knots; and
• Aircraft is within a specified distance from the runway
This distance depends on aircraft groundspeed and closure
angle with the runway. Approaching the runway at relatively
higher groundspeeds results in an earlier advisory. The
advisory is not intended to guarantee stopping the aircraft
short of the runway edge.
The annunciation is inhibited above groundspeeds in excess of
40 knots. For example, the advisory would not be heard
during the high-speed regime on take-off or landing – this
reduces potential distraction in the flight deck. A runway
crossing can be encountered below 40 knots, for example
during an intersection departure. Therefore it is recommended
that crews reference an anticipated low speed (below 40
knots) Approaching Runway Advisory in the take-off
The aural message consists of the word "Approaching"
followed by the runway identifier of the nearest runway end.
For example, "Approaching one-one". This advisory is issued
once each time the aircraft approaches a runway. For
example, for an aircraft approaching a 9000-foot runway
(34L / 16R) at a distance of 5000 feet from the 34L end of the
runway, the advisory is "Approaching one-six-right".
If more than one runway meets the qualifying conditions
above (e.g., two runways with headings within 20 degrees of
each other), then the message "Approaching runways" is
Note after landing on a parallel runway, ATC may clear the
aircraft to cross the parallel runway at the far end of the
Mark V and Mark VII EGPWS Pilot's Guide
Rev H, August 2011