Monday, June 28, 2010
G150 Gets FAA Approval for WAAS
Gulfstream received FAA approval to provide Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) functionality on its G150s. The optional WAAS-capable receiver can be installed on new G150s during final-phase manufacturing or as a retrofit on all in-service G150 aircraft, the company said.
“This is an excellent opportunity for our G150 operators to enjoy the benefits precision approaches deliver,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “With more than 1,900 LPV approaches certified and in use today, operators can enjoy two of business aviation’s biggest benefits – convenience and flexibility. Not only that, but the accuracy and precision WAAS and LPV provide means pilots can reduce the number of missed approaches and diversions. This, in turn, improves safety and reduces costs.”
WAAS functionality is provided to Gulfstream large-cabin aircraft as part of the optional Enhanced Navigation Package, an upgrade to the PlaneView flight deck.