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Rockwell Collins now brings the safety benefits of head-up flying to light business aircraft

Rockwell Collins today introduced its HGS™-3500, the industry's first Head-up Guidance System (HGS) available for light- to mid-size business aircraft. The announcement was made at the 56th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar(CASS) in San Diego, Calif.

The new HGS-3500 empowers flight crews to achieve greater precision at all times by presenting information in the pilot's forward field of view, eliminating the need to continually transition from head-down instruments to a head-up, out-the window view during critical phases of flight.

Exclusively available for aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion™ avionics, the high degree of integration between the HGS-3500 and Pro Line Fusion makes it possible to display synthetic and enhanced vision images directly on the head-up display (HUD). This advanced capability — available only on Rockwell Collins HGS — further increases situational awareness and safety.

"Commercial airliners and large business aircraft have confidently flown with our HGS for more than 25 years. We applied this vast experience — along with our strong expertise in display and optics technology — to create a compact, breakthrough system that brings this advanced capability to thousands of aircraft that never before had access to the safety benefits of head-up flying," said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager of Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins.

The Rockwell Collins HGS-3500 features an innovative, all-in-one hardware design optimized to easily conform to the structure and aesthetics of the flight deck of light- to mid-sized business aircraft. The system uses substrate guided optics to project the forward field of view image through the HUD via an optical waveguide.

Rockwell Collins has delivered more than 3,500 HGS to customers around the world, making it the leader in head-up display (HUD) technology.

Press release issued by Rockwell Collins Inc. on April 19, 2011


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