Primary flight display

January 28, 2010 - 4:21am

A preview of what future AgustaWestland helicopters’ cockpits will look like was seen in the AW149 mockup exhibited at the Paris airshow last June.

The new approach promises to reduce costs, both in the development phase and in the life cycles of aircraft. The higher degree of cockpit commonality among AgustaWestland models promises to save money on pilot training and enhance fleet flexibility.

October 21, 2009 - 9:54am

Safe Flight Instrument (Booth No. 5130) has been selected to provide the speed-control system for Quest’s Kodiak turbine single.

May 1, 2009 - 12:20pm

Cessna 510 Mustang, Carlsbad, Calif., April 19, 2008–According to the NTSB, the probable cause of the Mustang’s runway overshoot was the pilot’s misjudgment
of speed and distance. Factors were his failure to follow the autopilot preflight test- fail checklist and his distraction with a flickering primary flight display screen.
Approaching McClellan-Palomar Airport, the pilot selected vertical speed mode

February 27, 2009 - 8:54am

FlightSafety International has commissioned the first Gulfstream G450/550 simulator equipped with the synthetic vision-primary flight display (SV-PFD). Specific additional training in the use of SV-PFD (which overlays a computer-generated view of the outside world on the flight displays) isn’t required by the FAA, but pilots have been asking for the chance to become familiar with the technology in the simulator.

September 24, 2008 - 4:52am

Avidyne last month introduced the Entegra PFD4000, an eight-inch primary flight display system intended to compete with Garmin’s G600 retrofit display product.

August 11, 2008 - 9:17am

Adam Aircraft of Englewood, Colo., will equip the in-development Adam A500 piston twin with Avidyne’s FlightMax Entegra integrated flight deck. Consisting of two 10.4-inch-diagonal, high-resolution displays as pilot and copilot primary flight displays, each side has its own integrated air-data and attitude-heading reference system (ADAHRS).

June 11, 2008 - 11:41am

The latest capability offered to owners and operators of Twin Commander models is the Meggitt Magic (Meggitt Avionics new Generation Integrated Cockpit) electronic flight instrumentation system (EFIS).

May 17, 2008 - 3:41am

EADS Socata’s latest TBM 850 business/utility aircraft is now available with an upgraded cockpit, based on a Garmin G1000 avionics suite. Pilots should benefit from uncluttered information display and better situational awareness. The TBM 850’s panel looks like that of the Cessna Citation Mustang very light jet, which is also based on the G1000, but Socata has customized the system to its six-seater.

May 8, 2008 - 5:38am

Universal Avionics, the Tucson, Ariz. avionics manufacturer known best for its line of FMS equipment, anticipates gaining FAA certification early next year for civil aviation’s first commercially available synthetic-vision primary flight display system.

May 2, 2008 - 5:39am

Following reports of incorrect altitude and airspeed indications by Avidyne Entegra EXP5000 primary flight displays, the FAA last month issued an airworthiness directive requiring cockpit placards and aircraft flight manual/pilot operating handbook limitations until affected displays can be repaired.

 
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