SVGS will allow pilots to fly to lower altitudes on instrument landings by virtue of very precise elements in a virtual scene, shown here in a Honeywell prototype.
A version of this article appears in the April 21 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Most major airliner, business jet and avionics makers are privately developing and testing a new form of synthetic vision system while working together on consensus standards that they hope the FAA will adopt as soon as 2015 to permit an instrument landing “credit” for the technology. Called Synthetic Vision Guidance Systems (SVGS), the cockpit aid will boost the conformance ...
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