The synthetic vision guidance system (SVGS) for Embraer's midsize Praetor 500 and super-midsize Praetor 600 business jets has been awarded certification by both ANAC and the FAA. Embraer is the first OEM to receive SVGS certification approval.
The SVGS provides pilots with a dynamic perception of position, trend and motion, facilitating the transition to utilising visual references and enabling the safe completion of more missions during inclement weather and lower ceiling approaches. The system allows pilots to operate the aircraft to a decision height of 150 ft (SA-CAT I), as opposed to the regular decision height of 200 ft, increasing operational efficiency and allowing access to several airports during inclement weather and lower ceiling approaches. The SVGS can be used with or without the head-up display and is now both available for new aircraft and fully retrofittable on all Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Praetor 500, and Praetor 600 aircraft at any Embraer owned or authorised service centre.
“At Embraer, we are committed to continuously improving our already industry-leading products to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation. Just two months after certifying the electric pocket door and making the HEPA filter standard, we are proud to certify another Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 innovation,” says Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Thanks to our unparalleled engineering team and world-class partnership with Collins Aerospace, Embraer is proud to offer business aviation's first synthetic vision guidance system on the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600, further solidifying their position as the most disruptive and technologically advanced midsize business jets in the market.”
Independent of the Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS), the SVGS is an optional addition to the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck on the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600. The SVGS can be installed either with or without E2VS, delivering flexibility and safety options. When installed alone, SVGS allows for situational awareness without the investment required for E2VS. When installed together, the aircraft's operational efficiency is further improved, allowing for even better utilisation of the Praetor's short runway performance.