Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), has announced the Garmin Head-up Display (GHD 2100) for super-midsize business aircraft continues to make progress with flight testing and certification on the Cessna Citation Longitude in conjunction with the G5000â¢ integrated flight deck, the company said.
The GHD system incorporates modern optical design within a single display unit, projecting a crisp, clear view of pertinent flight information while also offering superior integration with Garmin integrated flight decks. Garmin will also feature a state-of-the-art, fully functional HUD at the Garmin exhibit (C12412) at the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 10-12, 2017, which will allow customers to interact with and experience the GHD first-hand.
Throughout flight testing in the Citation Longitude, the GHD continues to progress in its own development and evaluation. Numerous instrument approaches in a variety of flight environments have been conducted during recent flight evaluations. Additionally, Garmin has completed a comprehensive evaluation in its own human factors flight simulation lab.
The GHD is a compact, self-contained projection system with a large 30-degree by 24-degree field-of-view. Driven by the Garmin integrated flight deck, the GHD projects a familiar presentation of critical flight information, symbology and more. Given its small, compact form factor, the GHD can easily be incorporated into a variety of business aircraft cockpits while also maintaining comfortable head clearance. The GHD incorporates intelligent dimming that automatically adapts to ambient light, delivering supreme clarity and brightness in all lighting conditions.
Because the GHD is highly integrated with the Garmin flight deck, consistent symbology is utilized between both systems so pilots experience a near-seamless transition when flying with the primary flight display (PFD) or with the GHD. In addition to displaying flight-critical PFD information, the GHD displays conformal attitude and flight path information overtop the real-world view, alongside navigation data, flight plan information, autopilot modes, master warning/caution annunciations and more. The GHD also offers a simplistic control interface and offers similarities in tactile operation in relation to the Garmin integrated flight deck.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.