NBAA Convention News

LandMark TAWS has TSO and STC okays

 - June 30, 2008, 6:52 AM

Goodrich Corp. announced this week receipt of TSO and STC approvals for its LandMark terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), which has been selected by Cessna as a special equipment option aboard the CJ1 and CJ2.

The LandMark TAWS class-B system generates a continuous look-down view of terrain with predictive warnings derived from GPS position, track and speed, altitude and aircraft configuration. Goodrich (Booth No.1601) said the system can present terrain imagery “onto the widest array of displays” and will interface with the Cessna jets’ EFIS displays. The LandMark system was FAA certified last month, the company said, adding that type certification aboard the CJ series is expected to be issued “in the coming weeks.”

LandMark terrain information can be displayed on a variety of radar and multifunction displays and, when coupled with the Goodrich RGC-350 radar graphics computer, on almost any other weather radar indicator. The RGC-350 also provides an interface with Goodrich SkyWatch traffic data and Stormscope lightning displays, all of which can be presented in a combined format on a multi-function display.

Goodrich also announced this week that its LandMark system and SkyWatch HP collision avoidance system will be standard equipment on Cessna’s new CJ3, along with the GH-3000 standby instrument system and PS-855A emergency power supply.

The PS-855A is a 24-volt DC power system with 2.5 amp hr output, powering the GH-3000 after primary power failure. It provides enough additional current for uninterrupted operation of other equipment on the emergency bus.