Garmin® Head-up Display (GHD) system for integrated flight decks takes flight on Cessna Citation Longitude

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Garmin Head-up Display (GHD 2100) for super-midsize
business aircraft continues to make progress with flight testing and
certification on the Cessna Citation Longitude in conjunction with the
G5000™ integrated flight deck. The GHD system incorporates modern
optical design within a single display unit, projecting a crisp, clear
view of pertinent flight information while also offering superior
integration with Garmin integrated flight decks. Garmin will also
feature a state-of-the-art, fully functional HUD at the Garmin exhibit
(C12412) at the National Business Aviation Association Convention &
Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 10-12, 2017, which
will allow customers to interact with and experience the GHD first-hand.

“The operational benefits of flying with a HUD are significant,
resulting in fewer missed approaches and vastly improved situational
awareness – particularly in challenging environments,” said Carl Wolf,
Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We’re excited to
see our new HUD continue to make progress in its flight testing along
with the Longitude and look forward to delivering this product to
aircraft so flight crews can experience the harmony between the GHD 2100
and a Garmin integrated flight deck.”

Throughout flight testing in the Citation Longitude, the GHD continues
to progress in its own development and evaluation. Numerous instrument
approaches in a variety of flight environments have been conducted
during recent flight evaluations. Additionally, Garmin has completed a
comprehensive evaluation in its own human factors flight simulation lab.

The GHD is a compact, self-contained projection system with a large
30-degree by 24-degree field-of-view. Driven by the Garmin integrated
flight deck, the GHD projects a familiar presentation of critical flight
information, symbology and more. Given its small, compact form factor,
the GHD can easily be incorporated into a variety of business aircraft
cockpits while also maintaining comfortable head clearance. The GHD
incorporates intelligent dimming that automatically adapts to ambient
light, delivering supreme clarity and brightness in all lighting

Because the GHD is highly integrated with the Garmin flight deck,
consistent symbology is utilized between both systems so pilots
experience a near-seamless transition when flying with the primary
flight display (PFD) or with the GHD. In addition to displaying
flight-critical PFD information, the GHD displays conformal attitude and
flight path information overtop the real-world view, alongside
navigation data, flight plan information, autopilot modes, master
warning/caution annunciations and more. The GHD also offers a simplistic
control interface and offers similarities in tactile operation in
relation to the Garmin integrated flight deck.

The Flight Path Marker within the GHD precisely displays where the
aircraft is flying, taking into account crosswind, angle of attack and
other factors that impact the dynamic position and heading of the
aircraft. Coupled with a flight path-based flight director, the pilot
can more easily establish desired aircraft flight path relative to the
outside world. The Flight Path Marker includes additional features such
as speed offset and velocity cue, allowing for precise energy
management. The combination of the Flight Path Marker and flight
path-based flight director allows pilots to more easily establish and
maintain a stabilized approach to land.

Pilots are provided with an enhanced level of situational awareness with
Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™), which presents a 3D depiction of
terrain, traffic, obstacles, the runway environment and more within the
GHD, supplementing the outside view with pertinent flight information.
Also featured within the GHD, SurfaceWatch™ provides visual and aural
cues to help prevent pilots from taking off and landing on a taxiway, on
a runway that is too short or on the wrong runway based on performance
data entered during preflight. For example, while on approach to land on
a runway that is snow-covered or in an airport environment with reduced
visibilities, SurfaceWatch highlights and outlines the pilot-selected
runway on the GHD and on the PFD so it’s easier to identify.

The GHD is positioned to further expand its present capabilities. Future
options such as integrating with external cameras, including Enhanced
Vision Systems (EVS), provide significant improvements in situational
awareness in fog and other low visibility situations. Future
capabilities also include integration with a Combined Vision System
(CVS), which blends EVS and SVT images to present pertinent levels of
detail to the pilot, particularly during approach and landing.

The GHD also allows the operator to pursue Special Authorization
Category I (CAT I), as well as Special Authorization Category II (CAT
II) Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach minima.

Pilots can experience the GHD at the Garmin exhibit (C12412) at
NBAA-BACE this week. The fully-functional GHD will allow customers to
view and interact with the HUD first-hand as it’s flying a
terrain-challenging instrument approach. For additional information
contact [email protected].

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