Gulfstream Aerospace has selected the new HGS-6000 head-up guidance system from Rockwell Collins as standard equipment on its G450 and G550 and an option on the G150, G200, G350 and G500. The system will start going aboard the Savannah-built business jets from 2009.

Gulfstream senior vice-president Pres Henne was here this morning to ink the deal with the Iowa-based avionics manufacturer’s Denny Helgeson, vice-president business and regional systems, and head-up guidance vice-president John Desmond.   

“We’re providing a modular HGS based on leading-edge LCD technology,” said John Desmond. “We look forward to giving Gulfstream operators the benefits of enhanced low-visibility operations, improved energy management and dependability.”

Henne said: “This is the first time we have adopted an advanced HGS for our entire family of aircraft. Many features and operations will be common to the entire fleet. It will also allow us to develop and host other advanced technologies, such as synthetic vision, when they become available.”

Another Rockwell Collins product, the HGS-5860, recently became the first LCD-based HGS to be certificated on a business aircraft. The platform is the Dassault Falcon 7X.


Source: Flight Daily News