Garmin Intros Head-Up Display

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Garmin has introduced its first head-up display, the company announced on Wednesday. The GHD 2100 is designed for super-midsize, midsize and light business aircraft, and will launch on the new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude, with the G5000 integrated flight deck. The GHD is a compact, self-contained projection system with a large 30-degree by 24-degree field of view. It projects critical flight information in an easy-to-use format, the company said. Studies have shown that flying with a HUD adds a margin of safety when flying in reduced visibility, according to Garmin.

The GHD 2100 provides visual and aural cues to help prevent pilots from taking off and landing on a taxiway, on a runway that is too short or on the wrong runway, based on performance data entered during preflight. The system makes it easier for pilots to establish and maintain a stabilized approach. The GHD also enables the operator to qualify for Special Authorization Category I (CAT I) as well as Special Authorization Category II (CAT II) instrument approaches. Garmin has not announced a price.

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