Gulfstream Aircraft Technology
Go inside the all-new Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck™ with one of Gulfstream’s test pilots. The revolutionary flight deck for the G500 and G600 is the most advanced, stylish, comfortable and intuitive in business aviation. The cutting-edge technology comes in the form of active sidestick controllers, integrated touchscreen panels, a next-generation enhanced vision system and Honeywell Primus Epic avionics. The Primus Epic design challenge was to incorporate the latest avionics technology in a pilot-friendly manner while being smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient; but still meet higher standards for performance, reliability, and dispatchability. In addition a plan was conceived to reduce system size and weight by 40 percent while improving the ability of maintenance technicians to accurately and quickly analyze and isolate faults.
Many current flight decks are constructed based on the federated concept of avionics design. This is where individual components or “black boxes” contain hardware and applicable software to perform specific functions. Early auto pilot systems required an auto pilot computer and separate servo amplifiers that would generate the signals to move the various flight control devices. In more recent years these devices were located together in one box and flight guidance computers were even added resulting in an automatic flight control system (AFCS) computer.
The modular concept of the Epic system has resulted in what is called a “distributed system”. In this case avionics functions, electronic circuits, and switching devices are replaced by software allowing data to be carried on high-speed buses to enable multiple tasks to be performed simultaneously.
At Le Bas International, our aviation specialists continue to research and utilize the latest aircraft technology for our clients to maintain the highest levels of safety. Visit us at http://www.LeBas.com to learn more about our aircraft charter and other aviation services or call us at +1.805.593.0510 for 24/7 customer care.