Falcon 7X to fly with Rockwell Collins HUD
Dassault has settled on a new, smaller version of the Rockwell Collins Flight Dynamics HGS 4000 head-up display as an option for its 5,700-nm Falcon 7X trijet. The 7X HGS will provide a wider field of view and larger glass for better viewing during crosswind landings and circling approaches, said Rockwell Collins. Operators of airplanes outfitted with the HUD will take advantage of lower-than-standard Cat I landings, as well as Cat II landings on Type I runways. The HUD will also offer takeoff guidance in visibilities down to 300 ft RVR and approach and landing guidance in visibilities as low as 600 ft RVR. Flight Dynamics also supplies the HUD in Dassault’s Falcon 2000EX and 900EX. The 7X is scheduled to enter service in 2006.