Picture this approach: A large-cabin business jet is about to land during a rainy night at Portugal’s Madeira Airport―one of the most daunting runways in the world with jagged mountains on one side, ocean on the other and constantly shifting crosswinds in play.
Trade bulky flight manuals for one slim, portable, easily updated, interactive tablet―that’s the advantage of PlaneBook, a software program created by Gulfstream pilots and technical writers.
Available for iPad, PlaneBook becomes the electronic home for the aircraft’s operating manual, flight manual, pilot checklist and quick reference handbook, plus approach charts and airport maps.
Its searchable, point-and-click contents reduce pilot workload, while its electronic format expedites document updates. Wireless and Bluetooth capabilities even provide the option of downloading updates to manuals en route to a destination.
PlaneBook is available in models through the Gulfstream G150 to the Gulfstream G650ER, the Gulfstream GIV and Gulfstream GV and the Gulfstream G200, Gulfstream G300, Gulfstream G350, Gulfstream G400 and Gulfstream G500.
Experience Product Enhancements
To truly deliver an elevated experience in aircraft today, the cabin must include the fastest and most reliable connectivity solutions. Gulfstream offers a range of satellite-based and ground-based networks to help travelers stay in touch around the world and pairs those systems with advanced hardware, such as a router with built-in smart technology, that ensures passengers get the most from the voice, text, data and video services.
The Gulfstream GIV and Gulfstream GV cockpits leap forward in avionics capability with a PlaneDeck retrofit, which replaces the original Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) primary flight displays with sharper, more vivid Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
Air travel is safer and more cost-efficient with an enhanced navigation system known as Wide Area Augmentation System-Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS-LPV).