Embraer has received a thumbs up from Brazil’s ANAC and the FAA for its synthetic vision guidance system (SVGS) on the Praetor 500 and 600, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer announced today. This makes it the first business jet OEM to receive SVGS certification, it added.
The newly certified system provides pilots with a dynamic perception of position, trend, and motion that allows pilots to shoot approaches to a decision height of 150 feet agl (SA-CAT I), 50 feet lower than the standard decision height. According to Embraer, this increases operational efficiency and permits access to several airports during inclement weather and lower-ceiling approaches.
SVGS can be used with or without the Embraer enhanced vision system and is now available for new-production Praetor 500/600s. It can also be retrofitted to Legacy 450/500s and Praetor 500/600s at any Embraer owned or authorized service center.
“At Embraer, we are committed to continuously improving our products to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation,” said Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO Michael Amalfitano. “Thanks to our engineering team and partnership with Collins Aerospace, Embraer is proud to offer business aviation’s first synthetic vision guidance system on the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600.”