Gulfstream Chooses Collins HUD
Rockwell Collins’s new HGS-5860 is the first head-up display (HUD) with an LCD projector to be certified on a business jet–Dassault’s Falcon 7X. At EBACE last month, Rockwell Collins also announced that Gulfstream has selected the HGS-6000 HUD as standard equipment on the G450 and G550 and as an option on the rest of the model line. Gulfstream’s version of the Rockwell Collins HUD is expected to enter service in 2009. “This is a big change, a big leap in technology,” said Dennis Helgeson, Rockwell Collins vice president and general manager of business and regional systems, “which helps us in terms of better luminance in the HGS as well as lower power and lower weight.” The Gulfstream announcement signals a big win for the avionics manufacturer. Gulfstream has been buying from Honeywell, which developed HUDs in partnership with BAE Systems. Pricing was not immediately available.