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The NZ-2000 FMS With 6.1 Software: Should You Upgrade?

August 2010

With the first system installed by Duncan Aviation and the TSO approved this month, the upgrade is now available. If you are one of the hundreds of operators with a Challenger 601-3A/R, Falcon 900B or Hawker 800XP and you want your Flight Management System upgraded for advanced GPS-enabled approaches, then you are probably already considering the upgrade.

If you are not sure how this upgrade would benefit your operation, here are some things to consider:

  • It provides access to more airports. WAAS LPV provides GPS guidance for lower landing minimums. It also adds multiple approaches to the database for more options for an IFR flight plan. Temperature restrictions are not applicable to LPV approaches.
  • It reduces crew workload. By increasing the transfer times between FMS 1 and 2, the upgrade eliminates the need to manually enter an en route hold and also reduces pilot key strokes by automating HA leg sequencing. WAAS also eliminates the requirement for RAIM predictions.
  • It provides operational efficiency while meeting emerging Air Traffic Management needs in a single package. Access to LPV approaches will provide higher accuracy landing paths and more direct approaches, saving time and fuel.

For more information on this upgrade, visit flywhatsnext.com or contact an avionics expert.