Bombardier delivers first 7500 with dual HUD
By Wings Staff
Bombardier today announced it has delivered the first Global 7500 aircraft equipped with a dual head-up display (HUD), allowing for increased contribution from the co-pilot for improved safety in the cockpit during HUD-assisted operations.
The HUD of the Global 7500 is equipped with Enhanced and Synthetic vision systems for situational awareness and the second HUD allows for easier switching between pilot flying and pilot monitoring, as well as redundancy during low-visibility approaches.
“This cockpit is designed to put technology and automation at the service of the crew, rather than creating technology that the crew has to manage,” said Michel Ouellette, senior VP, program management and engineering, Bombardier Aviation.
The Global 7500 is equipped with the latest Bombardier Vision flight deck, with features like fully automatic fuel transfer, cabin pressurization management and simplified start-up sequences. Bombardier states the unique, automated, self-diagnostic, electronic checklists ensure accuracy and relieve unnecessary manual tasks while providing full visibility to the crew.
Bombardier also points to the Global 7500’s proven fly-by-wire system, low-speed handling characteristics on takeoff and landing, and short-field performance. The company’s flagship aircraft has now been in service for more than 18 months.
The Global 7500 is rated for a range of 7,700 nautical miles (14,260 km) at Mach 0.85, providing the capability (under certain operating conditions) to fly eight passengers non-stop from New York to Hong Kong, and from Singapore to San Francisco.