This flight deck offers the flight department unsurpassed situational awareness with Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™), detailed moving map imagery, electronic charts, traffic surveillance (TCAS II Change 7.1), terrain awareness (Class-A TAWS), and intuitive touch-screen control. In addition, an integrated, work-load reducing auto throttle system enables pilots to prioritize other tasks.
MODERN CONTROL PANELS
Four intuitive, touch-screen LCD control panels serve as the pilot’s primary user interface. Pilots have access to all flight data via three 14-inch, landscape WXGA high-resolution displays. Each display can function independently as a primary flight display (PFD) or multifunction display (MFD). These displays can also function in multi-pane mode, showing both PFD and MFD side by side on the same screen.
Two of the four control panels are installed on the center pedestal for MFD control, as two additional panels control each PFD. Pilots can customize displays via the touch-screen control panels, organizing and prioritizing the flight data that’s presented. Additional functionality offered by the control panels includes tuning communication and navigation radios and managing specific aircraft systems.
Featured on the pilot’s PFD is the SVT system, offering a virtual reality of terrain, obstacles, traffic and runways-everything beyond the widescreen.
Using the system’s terrain-alerting database, SVT enhances pilot’s situational awareness by creating a dimensional depiction of ground and water features, obstacles and traffic in proximity to the aircraft. Pilots get a realistic picture of what lies beyond the nose of the Sovereign+, even in solid IFR or nighttime VFR conditions. On the secondary display, MFD capabilities can be divided into two vertical pages. This facilitates logical pairing of whatever information makes sense to the pilot during any particular point in the flight sequence.