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in a Part 25 business jet will set
owners back six figures. Installing the
IFD550/545-combination provides all
of the WAAS functionality and then
some with money left over.
"Airplanes like the Cessna CJ
never get synthetic vision unless
you replace the flight deck, but the
(return on investment) is not worth
it," Harper said. And with Part 25
airplanes, "you can only do what
the airframe and avionics OEMs
say you can do. It is economics.
Manufacturers are in the business of
selling new airplanes and avionics."
In the process, "lots of times, you'll
see orphaned flight decks."
With the IFD550 STC, legacies
and orphans can again be a robust,
NextGen system. Their capabilities
include a hybrid-touch FMS,
autopilot-coupled LPV approaches,
synthetic vision of nearby terrain,
obstacles, and traffic, electronic
charts, and wireless connectivity
that communicates with Avidyne's
IFD100 iPad app as well as a number
of third-party apps like ForeFlight.
For ADS-B compliance, the option
is a remote-mount dual Avidyne
SkyTrax 322 or panel-mount SkyTrax
340 Mode S transponder.
The jet's existing primary flight
and multifunction screens display all
the navigation, communication and
GPS functions, including LPV and
ILS functions. The IFD550's screen
displays electronic approach charts,
synthetic vision, flight plan data with
or without maps, traffic, and ADS-B
weather. Maps can also display realtime fuel totalization range rings.
When considering a decade
extension of a jet's operational
service life in the NextGen
environment, Miner said that owners
always ask, "How long to get it done?
Every installation is different, so the
extremely generic answer is that most
shops are accomplishing this in well
under 200 hours of labor." q

GE PURSUING
OPEN-SOURCE
AVIONICS
LANGUAGE
All digital avionics communicate with ones and
zeros, but to a degree determined by the system's
integration, the sequence of those two digits
defines each OEM's proprietary language. As it
does in world travel, this language barrier among
OEMs makes the accomplishment of shared goals
difficult.
To break down this barrier, GE Aviation
Systems recently announced its Open Flight Deck
project. It is the lead participant in a three-year,
$21.9 million project funded by Innovate UK,
Britain's innovation agency. The project's other
partners are BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Coventry
University, and the University of Southampton.
GE calls the open flight deck a logical extension
of the avionics common core system pioneered
on the Boeing 787 and employed on the
Gulfstream G500/G600. This enables technicians
to give airplanes new and/or expanded
capabilities by plugging a new module into the
avionics platform. Regardless the OEM, it will
deliver on the digital promise of plug-and-play
flexibility and future-proofing that PCs have
enjoyed for decades.
"Aircraft are in service for decades, yet there
is a huge barrier to adopting new technologies
on the flight deck due to the high cost of change
and certification," GE noted. "An Open Flight
Deck architecture will define the standards
and interfaces to allow functional apps to be
developed, which are then easier and quicker to
deploy."
"Open Flight Deck will deliver order-ofmagnitude reductions in the cost of change,
future-proofing platforms by enabling regular
upgrade of the flight deck applications," said
Alan Caslavka, GE Aviation's vice president and
general manager, Avionics and Digital Systems,
which will deliver significant benefits to
manufacturers, aircraft operators, and their pilots
and passengers. q
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