|Gulfstream G550, part of the Gulfstream V business line. Photo: Gulfstream
[Avionics Today 10-27-2015] The FAA has approved Gulfstream Aerospace to install the soon-to-be required communication and surveillance system known as Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ on Gulfstream V aircraft. FANS 1/A+ was developed to address the ability of Air Traffic Control (ATC) to handle a dramatic increase in aircraft traffic. The avionics system uses automation and satellite-based technology to improve aviation communication, surveillance and traffic management.
“Our FANS 1/A+ solution for GVs is fully integrated with the aircraft’s flight management system,” said Mike West, vice president of product support sales and new business development at Gulfstream.
The FANS 1/A+ installation requires: a communications management unit, a transceiver, a cockpit voice recorder with data link-recording ability and a flight deck printer.