|Gulfstream G280. Photo: Gulfstream
[Avionics Today 09-15-2015] An avionics software upgrade for the Gulfstream G280 resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available. The new PlaneView280 software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing distances, and enhanced flight management system performance, according to the company.
The upgrade reduces G280 approach speeds by up to 9 knots. The landing distance with the new software is 2,380 feet, a decrease of 270 feet. Flight Management System (FMS) performance is enhanced as well, with improvements to basic time and fuel predictions, optimum and maximum altitude and best rate-of-climb speed. New performance features are also included with the upgrade, allowing for automatic calculations for long-range cruise, maximum cruise and maximum endurance cruise speeds.
The software incorporates human factors studies and pilot input to enhance the flight deck interface and optimize the display format. It also clears the way for operators to activate a number of optional features, including synthetic vision, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) OUT (DO-260B), and ATN-B1 (Link 2000+).