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On the evening of February 11, 2008, three of my colleagues from Flight and I were invited by Gulfstream and Honeywell to participate in an in-flight demonstration of the next generation in aviation situational awareness. The Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD), which is part of the Integrated Primary Flight Display (IPFD) from Honeywell, received FAA certification on Gulfstream jets just two weeks before.
The system, which provides a forward three-dimensional terrain model, is now available on the Gulfstream G350, G450, G500 and G550 business jets. If you happen to already own one of these four types of Gulfstream aircraft, an upgrade will run you about $300,000. The SV-PFD also joins the Enhanced Vision System, certified in 2001, which displays an infrared view ahead of the aircraft.
Image Credit Gulfstream
Before we get underway, it’s important to see the Gulfstream flight deck architecture as a whole.
Read the complete post at http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2008/04/night-flight-part-i-ground-sch-1.html
Wed, Apr 2 2008 7:00 PM
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