The all-new G500 and G600 represent the dawn of a new era in flight deck design, integration, functionality, ergonomics and even aesthetics. Gulfstream’s Advanced Aircraft Program group has forever changed the way pilots aviate, navigate and communicate.
Gulfstream Vision Systems
As revolutionary as enhanced vision is for pilots, Gulfstream is determined to make it better.
Gulfstream was the first civilian aircraft manufacturer to successfully develop and certify the nose-mounted infrared enhanced vision system (EVS), improving flight safety and situational awareness for pilots.
EVS feeds infrared images of runways, approaches and surroundings into the cockpit and onto the pilot’s head-up display, a transparent, drop-down screen between the pilot and the windshield. EVS proves most useful at night or when weather conditions hamper visibility.
Enhanced vision has become proven to the point that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in late 2013 proposed a new Part 91 regulation allowing pilots to touch down and roll out on runways using purely enhanced vision. The previous regulation mandated that pilots switch to natural vision at 100 feet/30 meters to land. Gulfstream has offered comments to the FAA on the proposed change and is monitoring progress toward its approval.
Anticipating and making change are motivating fundamentals for Gulfstream engineers. By evaluating and developing new sensor-based technologies, Gulfstream Vision Systems engineers expect to further improve safety by giving pilots a better sense of what they are flying into and where their aircraft is in relation to everything around it.
So keep an eye on Gulfstream―because you haven’t seen anything yet.
Explore Gulfstream's other innovations
Improving how fast and how far an aircraft flies requires more than engineering a better way to make a jet soar. It also includes examining―even to a molecular level―every material used in manufacturing aircraft to develop something more advanced.
The Gulfstream G650 and G650ER distinguish themselves with another innovation―PlaneConnect Health and Trend Monitoring™ (HTM). For the first time in a business jet, real-time, parametric data is collected in flight and transmitted directly to preselected reviewers, including Gulfstream technicians and operators.
The Gulfstream PlaneView™ family of flight decks represents years of research, engineering and pilot input that created and continues to advance the most sophisticated flight decks available in business aviation.