Rockwell Collins HGS Capable of Cat I Landing

By Tish Drake | December 15, 2009
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The Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) from Rockwell Collins will be capable of conducting reduced Category I (Cat I) landing minima as authorized by FAA’s Flight Technology and Procedures Division, AFS-400, Washington, DC. The CAT I minima reduction enables operators that are already certified for CAT II operations using Rockwell Collins HGS to now complete CAT I Instrument Landing System (ILS) approaches to Runway Visual Range (RVR) of 1400 feet and decision height (DH) of 150 feet at authorized Category I ILS facilities, according to the company. All CAT II/III equipped aircraft with Rockwell Collins HGS are eligible for these minima. "Achieving this reduction in landing minima allows operators using Rockwell Collins HGS to provide more dependable service during low visibility weather conditions with increased safety," said Dave Austin, senior director for Head-up Guidance Systems at Rockwell Collins. "Our unique HGS symbology and proven ability to increase pilot situational awareness played a key role in obtaining the new CAT I landing authorization."

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