Breakthrough Technology Drives Primus Epic® Upgrades In
Gulfstream PlaneView® Cockpits
EBACE, GENEVA, May 4, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that
in less than two years, 30 percent of Gulfstream operators have elected to
install Honeywell’s SmartView
synthetic vision in their PlaneView equipped aircraft.
Gulfstream’s Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD) is based on
Honeywell’s Primus Epic integrated
avionics suite and is in Gulfstream G350, G450, G500 and G550 aircraft.
The latest PlaneView upgrade has several new features including the use of
range rings that allow the flight crew a ground reference to gauge the distance
of terrain and obstacles from the aircraft, and high resolution runway
detailing that allows the crew to clearly identify visually the runway they are
taking off from, reducing the risk of a runway incursion.
“Honeywell was the first to certify synthetic vision in Part 25 aircraft. With
150 Gulfstream aircraft equipped with synthetic vision the promise of Primus
Epic has been validated and it has set the standard as best-in-class in the
industry,” said Rob Wilson, president, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell
Aerospace. “We designed Primus Epic’s architecture to be expandable so that as
avionics technology grew, aircraft could be upgraded without cockpit
“The ability of PlaneView cockpits to incorporate next generation capabilities
is the true promise of avionics flexibility and growth we pledged to the
industry when we began developing Primus Epic 14 years ago,” said Carl
Esposito, vice president, Marketing and Product Management, Honeywell
Aerospace. “In the future, other Primus Epic-equipped aircraft will be NextGen
compliant, offering more safety and advanced technologies like SmartView, while
giving operators the functionality they need today and the confidence that
their cockpits can be further expanded to meet future flight
Upgrades to Gulfstream PlaneView systems can be performed through Gulfstream
To date, Primus Epic has surpassed over four million reliable flight hours of
operation on 2,300 aircraft on 17 different aircraft models.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global
provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for
aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military,
space and airport operations.
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worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for
buildings, homes, and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and
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