Gulfstream Aerospace completed installation of a Kollsman General Aviation Vision System (GAViS) on a Gulfstream IV. The head-down enhanced vision system is also available for the GV and GIII, Gulfstream said.
The infrared camera system, which is mounted in the upper nose radome, provides pilots with improved situational awareness at night and in low-visibility conditions. It supplies enhanced imagery of airports, air traffic, terrain, taxiways, wildlife and runway conditions on a CD-820 flight management system control and display unit or another approved aircraft device, such as an electronic flight bag or video-capable head-down display. This enables pilots to see objects that might otherwise be obscured by darkness, rain, light fog or other factors.
“Gulfstream pioneered enhanced vision for its in-production large-cabin aircraft,” said Gulfstream product support president Mark Burns. “This is our way of providing similar capabilities to operators of our earlier aircraft. It’s an excellent option for operators who want to enhance safety by increasing their situational awareness both in the air and on the ground.”