Collins Developing HUD for Turboprops, Light Jets

Aviation International News » May 2011
May 1, 2011, 9:10 AM

Rockwell Collins is developing the HGS-3500 head-up guidance system, a smaller and lighter head-up display (HUD) for turboprop singles to midsize jets. The HGS-3500, for use in aircraft equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, fits into one 12-pound unit that mounts in front of the pilot. It consists of an LED-lighted active-matrix LCD that feeds the image into the top of the HUD glass. At roughly one-fifth the installed cost of a typical long-range jet’s HUD, the HGS-3500 will display the Fusion’s synthetic-vision-system view, as well as infrared enhanced vision. Rockwell Collins plans to fly the HGS-3500 on its Challenger 601 testbed in 2013, and expects to receive certification in 2014 or 2015.

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