Synth Vis Approved By FAA, EASA, ANAC For The Entry-Level
Embraer's Phenom 100 entry level executive jet has received
certification from the FAA, EASA, and the Brazilian National Civil
Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil - ANAC) to use
Garmin's Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT).
This feature recreates a visual topographic landscape from
system's terrain-alerting database through a sophisticated graphics
modeling, simulating what the pilot would see with the naked eye in
broad daylight. It is particularly helpful in fog, rain, haze,
darkness or heavy instrument flight conditions. The resulting
virtual reality display offers pilots a supplemental 3-D depiction
of ground, water, obstacles, airports, and traffic.
"This safety-enhancing feature allows pilots to benefit from a
far easier situational orientation, reinforcing Embraer's
commitment to providing a unique flight deck solution to the Phenom
jets," said Mauricio Almeida, Embraer Vice President, Programs -
The system counts on color-coded landscape, clearly showing with
amber or red overlays those areas where potential
flight-into-terrain risks exist. Towers or other obstacles that may
interfere with the flight path are also color-highlighted and
displayed with the appropriate symbology. SVT works with Traffic
Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and Traffic Information Service
(TIS) traffic technologies to depict targets in 3-D perspective,
allowing real time assessment on how close and how high they are.
Using familiar TCAS symbology that grows larger as it gets nearer,
SVT makes traffic conflicts easier to see and identify.
Garmin SVT File Image
Also available for retrofitting at a minimum downtime, SVT is a
key feature of the Prodigy flight deck. Prodigy was exclusively
developed for the Phenom jets and incorporates Embraer's extensive
experience in developing cockpits for commercial and defense
aircraft. Human factors, enhanced situational awareness, glass
cockpit with large displays, state-of-the-art avionics and single
pilot operation are the design drivers behind every detail of this
Embraer says the certification process for SVT
for the Phenom 300 is currently under way, with entry into service
expected in a few months.