SVT Approved for Phenom 300

 - October 8, 2011, 10:15 AM

Embraer’s Phenom 300 has received approval for the upgrade to Garmin’s synthetic vision technology (SVT). The FAA, EASA and Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil have all approved SVT for the Phenom 300’s Prodigy flight deck. SVT shows a color-coded 3-D “visual topographic landscape” derived from Garmin’s terrain-alerting database. SVT also displays obstacles such as towers and tall buildings as well as traffic from Tcas, TAS or TIS technologies. Traffic symbology grows larger as the traffic gets closer, according to Garmin. A “pathway in the sky” depicts the flight path via outlined windows on the SVT view, showing a 3-D representation of en route legs, terminal procedures and ILS or GPS/Waas vertical approaches. Price of the upgrade is $25,650.