The world is not flat. So why should a pilot’s cockpit display only be two-dimensional? Seeing accurate terrain representation rather than a simple color-coded representation is a unique safety feature of the Gulfstream Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD).
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).
The WAAS-LPV system is a network of satellites and ground receivers across North America that tracks and fine-tunes readings from the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Because WAAS-LPV provides horizontal and vertical navigation, it is much more accurate than using only GPS. Aircraft equipped with WAAS-LPV have easier entry access at airports because they are allowed a flight status nearer to Instrument Landing System (ILS) rather than non-precision approach minimums.
A WAAS-LPV-equipped aircraft also has more accurate positional data, making landings easier and safer. The advanced navigation also allows jets easier access to smaller airports, which puts travelers closer to their final destinations.
An optional WAAS-LPV-capable receiver can be installed during Completions or as a retrofit on all in-service Gulfstream G150, Gulfstream G200, Gulfstream GIV and Gulfstream GV aircraft. WAAS-LPV is provided on all Gulfstream production aircraft as an upgrade to the PlaneView flight deck.
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 increased visibility from GAViS provides pilots better reference points, which improves pilots’ situational awareness and allows them to respond more effectively to changing flight conditions.
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.