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.
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 is proven technology, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised its rules to allow pilots in certain circumstances to land using solely EVS instead of switching to natural vision at 100 feet/30 meters to land as previously required.
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
Gulfstream’s research and development efforts have created new systems that improve the cabin experience. The Gulfstream Cabin Management System incorporates touch-screen technology, allowing passengers to adjust lighting, window shades and entertainment from most hand-held Apple devices and select Google Android devices.
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.
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.