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Maintaining the tradition of PlaneView® and building on Gulfstream’s participation in NASA’s GVSITE Synthetic Vision research program, SV-PFD includes both traditional and Head-Up Display (HUD) symbology. Symbols such as attitude, altitude, airspeed, bank and steering cues, flight path marker, Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) alerts, and Traffic alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) all remain the same. The new HUD-like symbols include a flight path marker, a path-based flight director runway outline and a runway lead-in line.
Gulfstream will offer its SV-PFD as an optional upgrade to current operators of PlaneView-equipped Gulfstream G550, G500, G450 and G350 business jet models. Gulfstream also will offer the optional upgrade to future customers and current customers awaiting completion of their new PlaneView-equipped aircraft.
Unprecedented safety. That is the overwhelming benefit behind Gulfstream's Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD). By increasing the pilot's situational awareness, SV-PFD significantly enhances the safety of the aircraft and, ultimately, those on board. That's cockpit technology at its best.
Gulfstream is the first business jet manufacturer to offer SV-PFD for its new production and in-service G550, G500, G450, and G350 aircraft as part of PlaneView® avionics. As the only aircraft manufacturer with synthetic vision to be both FAA certified and validated by the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) for jets registered in Europe, we are able to offer a tremendous advantage, exclusively for Gulfstream owners.
At its heart, SV-PFD is a decision-making tool providing the pilot an enhanced view into events that may affect the aircraft while in flight. Furthermore, it provides essential ground proximity information that can reduce, if not eliminate, the possibility of Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) incidences. The advantage is clear. The decision is yours. For advanced cockpit technology by The World Standard® in business aviation, let the only manufacturer certified in SV-PFD show you how.
Gulfstream's SV-PFD, which was developed with Honeywell, features a three-dimensional color image of terrain overlaid with Primary Flight Display (PFD) instrument readings. The displays are arranged to provide a large-area view of approaching terrain, including major obstacles, enhancing runway awareness throughout the world. Honeywell's Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) provides well proven terrain and obstacle data. A new, state-of-the-art graphics processor provides the horsepower needed to drive this enhanced graphical presentation. What's more, to facilitate ease of use, SV-PFD was created using both traditional and HUD (head-up display) symbology so pilots are readily familiar with the data being conveyed in relation to flight path, terrain and navigational environment.
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