Gulfstream Aerospace Develops “Intuitive” Flight Operations App

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 30, 2016
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G5000 integrated flight deck in the Beechjet 400A
G5000 integrated flight deck in the Beechjet 400A. Photo: Garmin

[Avionics Today 08-30-2016] Gulfstream Aerospace has developed the first phase of what the company describes as an intuitive mobile application to help Gulfstream operators streamline flight operations. A companion to Gulfstream’s PlaneBook electronic suite of flight crew information, the new Performance iPad app enables a Gulfstream G650 or G650ER flight crew to quickly calculate precise performance data for the takeoff and landing phases of flight, replacing paper charts and manual calculations. The results are displayed in graphics, with the aim to reduce the flight crew’s preparation time and workload while increasing their situational and operational awareness.

The Gulfstream Performance app uses a model-specific weight-and-balance file validated by Gulfstream Flight Operations, allowing operators to quickly determine their takeoff and landing weights after inputting the number of passengers along with cargo and fuel load. Gulfstream’s app also includes real-time airport data. App users can automatically receive real-time weather data when there is an internet connection.

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