Gulfstream Installs Infrared Vision System On Gulfstream GIV


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Gulfstream Installs Infrared Vision System On Gulfstream GIV

By Mike Mitchell

June 12, 2010 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has successfully installed the Kollsman General Aviation Vision System (GAViS) on a Gulfstream GIV aircraft. The device is now available for GV, GIV and GIII aircraft.

The infrared camera system provides pilots with improved situational awareness at night and in low-visibility conditions. Mounted within the upper nose radome, it supplies enhanced imagery of airports, air traffic, terrain, taxiways, wildlife and runway conditions.

This enables pilots to see objects that might otherwise be obscured by darkness, rain, light fog or other factors. Just turn on and fly the image Images can be displayed on a CD-820 flight management system control and display unit or another approved aircraft device, such as an electronic flight bag.

The system can also interface with many existing video-capable head-down displays.The GAViS consists of an un-cooled IR sensor, an integrated window assembly through which the sensor obtains its imagery, an integrated aerodynamics enclosure, and electronics responsible for window assembly heater control functions and IR sensor control.The GAViS is a single LRU that provides video to a head down display. 

The GAViS Sensor Assembly is packaged in an aerodynamic enclosure and is designed to mount like an aircraft antenna on the top or bottom near the front of the aircraft.


“Gulfstream pioneered enhanced vision for its in-production large-cabin aircraft,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “This is our way of providing similar capabilities to operators of our earlier aircraft. It’s an excellent option for operators who want to enhance safety by increasing their situational awareness both in the air and on the ground.”
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