BFGoodrich Avionics Systems has developed a unit enabling lighting and traffic information to be superimposed on any weather radar indicator. The console-mounted RGC250 radar graphics computer will be unveiled later this month at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The RGC250 will display information from BFGoodrich's TCAS I traffic alert and collision avoidance system or Skywatch traffic advisory system, and lightning data from the company's Stormscope WX-1000E system or WX-500 sensor. The computer will interface with AlliedSignal, Honeywell and Rockwell Collins radar indicators, BFGoodrich says.

The RGC250 eliminates the need for dedicated traffic and lightning displays. The unit allows one-button selection of dedicated traffic or lightning display modes, or superimposes the same symbology on the weather radar. Traffic advisories are displayed immediately.

The company has also been selected by Lockheed Martin to supply the electronic horizontal situation indicator for the US Air Force's F-16C/D common configuration implementation programme. The flat-panel HSI-3000, based on the GH-3000 electronic standby instrument system, will replace the electro-mechanical indicator in some 750 Block 40/50-standard F-16s to be upgraded to a common avionics configuration.

A night vision compatible version of the GH-3000 has been ordered by the US Army Special Forces to replace gyro standby instrumentation in Boeing MH-47E and Sikorsky MH-60K special operations helicopters.

Source: Flight International