Rockwell Collins Head-Up Guidance System certified for avionics systems G450 and G550 aircraft

ORLANDO, Fla. 21 Oct. 2009. - Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced that its HGS-6250 Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) has been certified for avionics systems in Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft. The announcement was made at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention taking place this week.

Oct 21st, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. 21 Oct. 2009. - Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced that its HGS-6250 Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) has been certified for avionics systems in Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft. The announcement was made at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention taking place this week.

The HGS-6250 will be standard equipment on Gulfstream G450, G550, G650 aircraft, and optional equipment on the G250, G350, and G500 aircraft.

"Working together with Gulfstream on the HGS-6250 has been insightful and rewarding for both teams," says Dave Austin, senior director, Head-Up Guidance Systems for Rockwell Collins. "The team's dedication to develop and certify a truly innovative HGS will provide Gulfstream operators greater flexibility for planning missions, as well as new enhancements in safety."

The HGS-6250 provides precise head-up guidance cues to enhance situational awareness during all phases of flight. With the advanced LCD and LED-based technology of the Rockwell Collins HGS, combined with live infrared imagery from the Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System, operators have the flexibility to land more places, more often, in more weather conditions.

Additional HGS-6250 features include:

- a commercial HUD field-of-view (42 degrees horizontal by 30 degrees vertical) and unprecedented display brightness and contrast;
- full enhanced vision system (EVS) capability;
- Flare advisory cueing to help pilots consistently establish the optimum sink rate for precise, repeatable touchdowns;
- crosswind and windshear indications to enable more accurate flight path control while keeping pilots' attention focused outside the windscreen;
- an inertial flight path vector that provides instantaneous indication of the airplane's path;
- industry-leading pilot head clearance; and
- intuitive unusual attitude recovery and TCAS symbology.

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