Bombardier Aerospace's Vision Flight Deck entered service on schedule on a Global 5000 jet, the company announced Wednesday. The aircraft was delivered to Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda during a special ceremony at Bombardier’s Global Completion Centre, in Dorval, Canada.
“The Vision Flight Deck is the realization of many years of efforts with our avionics partner Rockwell Collins and an industry first, featuring the implementation and certification of Synthetic Vision imagery on a head-up display (HUD),” said Steve Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are thrilled to share this important milestone with our longtime customer Niki Lauda, a pilot himself, who will surely appreciate the enhanced experience of flying a Global aircraft.”
The Vision flight deck, which is featured in Global 5000 and 6000 jets, includes Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics. The Vision Flight Deck for Global jets received EASA and FAA certifications in February, and Transport Canada certification last year.
“I am very excited to be the first to own and fly a Global 5000 jet with the Vision Flight Deck,” said Lauda. “Flying a Global aircraft is an incomparable experience, and I’m convinced that the new flight deck will not only meet but surpass my expectations.”
Pro Line Fusion for the Vision Flight Deck on Global aircraft includes four high-resolution 15-inch diagonal active matrix LCDs, head-up Guidance System (HGS), personalized formats of display information, an electronic checklist, maps with graphical flight planning, an integrated cursor control panel, a Synthetic-Enhanced Vision System, paperless operation enabled by Dual Electronics Charts, a Future Air Navigation System (FANS), Controller-Pilot Datalink Communication (CPDLC), a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) and a MultiScan Weather Detection system.