A Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) solution will be available this summer for all Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker 800XP aircraft.
The upgrade is a cooperative effort between Rockwell Collins and Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC). HBC’s factory-owned aircraft service centers are now taking pre-orders and pre-scheduling aircraft for the installation.
By adding WAAS/LPV functionality, operators can fly more precision approaches with more than 1,500 LPV approaches, reduce decision altitudes to as low as 200 feet AGL and visibility minimums to as low as one-half mile, and use GPS as primary means of navigation from takeoff through approach, HBC officials note.
The upgrade eliminates the need for a receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) prediction report, which reduces pilot workload, officials add. It also enables more “direct-to” operations, providing fuel savings and creates a glide path for every runway served by GPS for CAT I-like precision.
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