BREAKING: New Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets revealed
Proven technologies and the latest innovations from Honeywell Aerospace are at the core of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s new G500 and G600 aircraft, unveiled today. The two new models optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance and advanced safety features.
“The new G500 and G600 represent extremely advanced business aircraft and continue the strong innovation partnership between Honeywell and Gulfstream,” said Brian Sill, president, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace. “From consumer-like touch functionality in the cockpit to mechanical systems that reduce weight and increase flight efficiency, collectively we are providing customers, pilots and passengers with the best flight experience possible.”
“Gulfstream and Honeywell share a long and esteemed history of working together to introduce industry-leading flight deck technologies,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “The SymmetryTM flight deck, featuring Honeywell Primus Epic avionics, continues this tradition by offering the most integrated and streamlined flight deck in business aviation. With touchscreens, the SymmetryTM flight deck dramatically reduces the number of switches, thereby enhancing pilot and passenger safety.”
Honeywell brings modern touch to the cockpit
The aircraft will be the first to feature Honeywell’s new touchscreen technology in Gulfstream’s new SymmetryTM flight deck. Aimed at making displays more intuitive, integrated and significantly more user-friendly for pilots, Honeywell’s new touch capabilities will naturally ease workload and improve communications in the cockpit. The integrated touchscreens will be used for system controls, flight management, communications, checklists, and monitoring weather and flight information.
“Pilots use touchscreens in their daily consumer devices and because of this are much more accustomed to interfacing with machines through interactive screens,” said Jeff Merdich, director of Product Marketing for Cockpit Systems at Honeywell Aerospace. “Our engineers are responding to this change by bringing consumer device interaction to the cockpit and matching the modality to the mission. The Honeywell User Experience, a Honeywell human-centered design approach, gives pilots the information they need, when they need it – in the most intuitive way.”
Honeywell advanced avionics and mechanical products on the G500 and G600
Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic vision system
SmartView significantly improves the flight crew’s situational awareness by providing a large, 3-D color synthetic image of the outside world to enhance safety and efficiency.
Using an 8-inch diagonal LCD, the touchscreen controllers are fully integrated with cockpit and aircraft systems, providing advanced functionality from flight planning and audio control to checklist and aircraft systems control, as well as the capability to expand.
2-D and 3-D airport moving maps
The 2-D moving map shows runways, taxiways, airport structures and signs at many airports on the cockpit navigation displays, while the 3-D moving map integrates the Synthetic Vision System for an “out the window” view of the airport on the Primary Flight Display.
Cockpit display of traffic information
This presents the position of nearby aircraft equipped with ADS-B transponders on the flight deck multifunction display, giving the flight crew better awareness and understanding of airborne and surface traffic.
Flight deck connectivity
Wireless data loading enables pilots and maintenance personnel to wirelessly transfer data files, such as terrain and navigation database updates, through a mobile app.
HGT400[G] auxiliary power unit (APU)
This integrated system supplies pneumatic and electric power for the aircraft while on the ground or in flight. Honeywell’s newest large-cabin business aviation APU is derived from a successful lineage of the proven RE220 APU. The system is approximately 30 pounds lighter than the average APU in its class with industry-leading technological advancements to maximize performance and reliability. The HGT400[G] is also equipped with Honeywell’s latest electronic controller technology, allowing for smooth communication with the integrated flight deck.
Environmental control system and cabin pressure control system
Integrated systems that provide a more comfortable, quieter experience for passengers by minimizing changes in the cabin environment and reducing workload for the crew.
Siemens: Providing the First Industrial 5G Router
Across a number of industry sectors, there’s a growing need for both local wireless connectivity and remote access to machines and plants. In both of these cases, communication is, more often than not, over a long distance. Public wireless data networks can be used to enable this connectivity, both nationally and internationally, which makes the new 5G network mainframe an absolutely vital element of remote access and remote servicing solutions as we move into the interconnected age.
Siemens Enables 5G IIoT
The eagerly awaited Scalance MUM856-1, Siemens’ very first industrial 5G router, is officially available to organisations. The device has the ability to connect all local industrial applications to the public 5G, 4G (LTE), and 3G (UMTS) mobile wireless networks ─ allowing companies to embrace the long-awaited Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The router can be used to remotely monitor and service plants, machines, as well as control elements and other industrial devices via a public 5G network ─ flexibly and with high data rates. Something that has been in incredibly high demand after being teased by the leading network providers for years.
Scalance MUM856-1 at a Glance
- Scalance MUM856-1 connects local industrial applications to public 5G, 4G, and 3G mobile wireless networks
- The router supports future-oriented applications such as remote access via public 5G networks or the connection of mobile devices such as automated guided vehicles in industry
- A robust version in IP65 housing for use outside the control cabinet
- Prototypes of Siemens 5G infrastructure for private networks already in use at several sites
“To ensure the powerful connection of Ethernet-based subnetworks and automation devices, the Scalance MUM856-1 supports Release 15 of the 5G standard. The device offers high bandwidths of up to 1000 Mbps for the downlink and up to 500 Mbps for the uplink – providing high data rates for data-intensive applications such as the remote implementation of firmware updates. Thanks to IPv6 support, the devices can also be implemented in modern communication networks.
Various security functions are included to monitor data traffic and protect against unauthorised access: for example, an integrated firewall and authentication of communication devices and encryption of data transmission via VPN. If there is no available 5G network, the device switches automatically to 4G or 3G networks. The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and autoconfiguration of the devices,” Siemens said.
Preparing for a 5G-oriented Future
Siemens has announced that the new router can also be integrated into private 5G networks. This means that the Scalance MUM856-1 is, essentially, future-proofed when it comes to 5G adaptability; it supports future-oriented applications, including ‘mobile robots in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles in logistics or augmented reality applications for service technicians.’
And, for use on sites where conditions are a little harsher, Siemens has given the router robust IP65 housing ─ it’s “dust tight”, waterproof, and immersion-proofed.
The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. “With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and auto-configuration of the devices,” Siemens added.