addressing safety with new avionics

“How protected is it?” Along with “How much does it cost?” this is a catechism we generally hear when someone is considering flight training as an choice for depleting his or her discretionary income. Our industry has experienced a pronounced lessening in overall accidents and statistically, a 27.8% lessening in the most recent 7 age! During this selfsame age period General Aviation fatal accidents dropped 32.6% to aloof over 1 fatality for every 100,000-flight hours.
Of these accidents, 80% are either partially or completely aviator induced, with weather related accidents and controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accounting for the majority of fatalities.

So what is the industry doing to inscription the affair of aviator errors?

Bendix/Baron has taken the bull by the horns and addressed this claiming with several advanced avionics products, and Cessna has taken the abutting step by including the Bendix/Baron advanced avionics parcel in their aircraft.

Situational Awareness: With its moving map and IFR access capability, the KLN94 GPS provides added safety buttoned up increased situational awareness. This GPS with its full color screen is as accessible to operate, as it is to appearance.

Weather: Bendix/Baron Data Link Weather features a state-of-the-art data link system to bring textual and graphical weather to your cockpit with a aerial speed, aerial bandwidth system. With the KDR 510, weather advice (including METARs, TAFs, and PIREPs) is automatically updated and displayed on your KMD 550 (multi-function affectation) in your cockpit. For a baby monthly charge, you can again accept NEXRAD radar and supplementary weather products that advance supplementary weather avoidance capability.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT): The KMH 880 Multi-Hazard Awareness System combines traffic and terrain avoidance features in one unit. Combined with the KDR 510 and displayed on the KMD 550, you can accept all the situational awareness available to arrange an up-to-the-second picture of your flight bearings.

Workload Lessening: The KMD 550 Multi-Function Affectation (MFD) lets you spend less age looking at your instruments and added age flying your aircraft. The system gives you the advice you charge without added clutter, all while reducing the age required to administer each safety system. Along with its capability to affectation traffic, weather, terrain and moving map advice, the KMD 550 again provides a treasure of reference advice to the aviator including airports, NDBs, intersections, VORs, adapted-statement airspace, victor airways, rivers, roads, lakes, cities and towers. When interfaced to the KLN 94, the KMD 550 can again affectation holding patterns, procedure turns and DME arcs for even greater situational awareness. Most importantly, this MFD is child’s play to statement and sports a ablaze, razor-sharp affectation!

So, how much safer can General Aviation alter to? It seems to me that the sky’s the limit! Who would accept guessed that today’s General Aviation aircraft would accept these capabilities? And I suppose the catechism follows . . . “What else is possible?” Link:

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Originall posted January 3, 2012