GULFSTREAM Aerospace has delivered the first Gulfstream IV-SP equipped with a Honeywell/GEC-Marconi HUD 2020 head-up display.

The delivery follows UScertification of the HUD for Category II operations in the GIV. Approval in the long-range Gulfstream V is pending.

The Savannah, Georgia-based manufacturer expects to install HUD 2020s in some 12 GIV-SPs and GVs this year. Gulfstream is continuing development work on an enhanced-vision system which would project runway images on to the head-up display and allow reduced-visibility Cat III operations.

Approval of the HUD 2020, for which Honeywell provides the electronics and GEC-Marconi the overhead optical-unit, followed 18 months of flight testing.

Source: Flight International