Cirrus SR-20 and SR-22 to Feature Goodrich’s SkyWatch System
(Copyright © 2001, PR Newswire)
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ – Cirrus Design Corporation has selected Goodrich’s SkyWatch® Traffic Avoidance System as an option for its SR-20 and SR-22 line of aircraft. The 11-mile surveillance zone of the SkyWatch system will be displayed on the airplane’s Garmin GNS430 as a dedicated traffic page with the added ability to be viewed as an overlay onto the moving map of the unit. “Cirrus and Goodrich are committed to improving aircraft safety through advanced engineering,” states Ed Kalvenas, President, Goodrich Avionics Systems. “Improved situational awareness attained through state-of-the-art avionics such as SkyWatch helps to accomplish that goal.” Cirrus Design Corporation is based in Duluth, Minnesota where the company designs, manufactures, and markets general aviation composite aircraft. In addition to its SkyWatch traffic system, other safety features of the aircraft are the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, composite built main gear, a 3g-roll cage, a four-point harness system and control yokes that are positioned on the side to prevent serious injury.
Goodrich’s SkyWatch is an active surveillance traffic advisory system that operates as an air-to-air or ground-to-air interrogation device. After receiving replies to its Mode C type interrogations, the Skywatch system computes the responding aircraft’s range, bearing, relative altitude and closure rate, predicting potential traffic conflicts. Aural traffic alerts are annunciated through the aircraft’s existing audio system and visual targets are displayed using TCAS-like symbology on a dedicated 3-ATI CRT display, weather radar indicator (using the RGC250) or a host of multi- function displays.
Goodrich’s Avionics Systems division designs complete integrated cockpit flight controls and display systems. Its SmartDeck™ EFIS system incorporates technologies such as SkyWatch® and SkyWatch® HP collision avoidance, Stormscope® weather mapping, LandMark™ terrain awareness, and GH-3000 electronic standby and navigation instrumentation. Additionally, SmartDeck will feature Goodrich’s Highway In The Sky (HITS) and Synthetic Vision (SV) technologies. To learn more visit www.goodrichavionics.com.
With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) is a leading worldwide supplier of aerospace components, systems and services, as well as engineered industrial products, which the company plans to spin off to shareholders in early 2002. Goodrich is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the “Most Admired” aerospace companies and is included on Forbes magazine’s “Platinum List” of America’s best big companies. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company employs 23,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit www.goodrich.com.
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