Offers Perspective Global Connect On 2012 Aircraft
By Shane Nolan
January 27, 2012 - New
for 2012, all models of Cirrus Aircraft can now be
equipped with Perspective Global Connect, an avionics
enhancement that contributes to an already feature-rich
cockpit. Perspective Global Connect provides access to
the on-demand Iridium satellite network to obtain global
communications and data.
Perspective Global Connect is fully integrated with the
Cirrus Perspective(TM) by Garmin cockpit and may be used
in combination with any aircraft options. Features
include: worldwide weather, satellite phone and text
Perspective Global Connect utilizes the Garmin GSR 56 LRU (Line Replaceable Unit) and features worldwide weather data including Meteorological Aviation Reports (METARs) that provide current temperature, dew points, precipitation, wind speed and more; as well as Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFS) that show predicted weather for up to 30 hours in advance.
features include RADAR, Satellite, Lightning, PIREPs, SIGMETs
and Winds Aloft. High-resolution radar imagery will be
immediately available for Western Europe, Canada, Australia and
the U.S. that displays in full color on Garmin screens. More
complete weather products are expected to be available
throughout the world.
into the Cirrus Perspective audio system are phone capabilities
in which phone calls can be made, while in-flight, enabling the
pilot and/or passengers to speak and listen directly through
headsets. Coupled with the all new GMA 350 audio panel, private
phone calls can be available for the pilot, co-pilot or
addition, text messaging allows the pilot and passengers to send
and receive text messages through the Cirrus Perspective system
and displayed on the large MFD display regardless of location.
This feature enables the pilot and passengers to have constant
communication with those on the ground.
"Never before have these communication technologies been available to the general aviation pilot," said Dale Klapmeier, Co-founder and CEO. "Now Cirrus customers around the world can get access to graphical weather like pilots have had in North America for the past several years. When it comes to safety, graphical weather information is as important as the parachute. And now you can also call or text the FBO, your spouse or a business colleague while in flight. These new cockpit capabilities continue to reinforce that Cirrus is the leader in bringing real new capability into the cockpit."
AircraftCirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its
all-composite line of personal aircraft the SR20, SR22 and the
turbocharged SR22T incorporate innovative and advanced performance,
electronic and safety technologies, including Cirrus Perspective by
Garmin avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System(TM)
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