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In 2018, Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, introduced its head-up, head-down flight deck system with the integration of the InSight Display System
and Elbit Systems' SkyLens wearable head-up display.

its head-up, head-down flight deck system at the NBAA Convention & Exhibition with the integration of the InSight Display
System and Elbit Systems' SkyLens wearable head-up display.
This product offers a wearable HUD to the retrofit market and,
according to the company, reduces workload in critical flight
phases by allowing the operator to program the FMS looking out
the window while flying the aircraft.
"The integration of UA's InSight and Elbit Systems' SkyLens takes this technology into a new level of functionality
which the market has never seen before," said Dror Yahav, Elbit
Systems' vice president of commercial aviation, who was later
named Universal's chief executive officer. "Leveraging the
fact that these two systems are now owned by the same design
house and company enables us to bring the augmented reality
trend into the aviation world so operators can receive full flight
management information generated by the FMS, superimposed
on the real world."
For aircraft slower and lighter, systems are beginning to
emerge to help spread the benefits of the modern HUD down into
the realm of piston singles.
Options are growing
A number of avionics companies offer retrofit systems for light
aircraft, systems rated highly enough that at least one airframe
maker offers the system as an option for owners of its aircraft.
Here's a brief sample from a few AEA members. Other systems worth checking out are also available for retrofit in light-

piston aircraft, both type certificated and experimental, amateurbuilt aircraft.
Garmin's GHD 2100 HUD
In May 2017, Garmin unveiled its launch into the HUD
market, the Garmin Head-up Display 2100 - designated the
GHD 2100.
Garmin's engineers designed the GHD 2100 for businessturbine aircraft in the light, midsize and super-midsize categories.
The sole display unit integrates a self-contained projection system
delivering a 30-degree-wide by 24-degree-vertical field of view.
One unusual feature in the GHD 2100 is a "simplistic control interface" with "intelligent dimming. This feature lets the
GHD 2100 adjust automatically to ambient light to help the pilot
focus on flying the aircraft." Garmin also gave the GHD 2100 a
declutter mode to let the pilot choose how much data the HUD
displays.
The information displayed by the GHD 2100 matches the symbology Garmin uses on its PFDs. Flight data available includes
all the critical information shown on Garmin PFDs; conformal
attitude and flight path overlaying the real-world view outside
the windshield; flight plan and navigation information; autopilot
modes; master warning/caution annunciations; and synthetic vision technology.
According to Garmin, since the synthetic vision image
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