Manufactures individually and combined have developed technology over the years that have made big impacts on general aviation aircraft. Advancements in aerodynamics, structures, materials, and control systems have not only improved performance, but safety as well.
The forward looking infrared camera “FLIR” uses infrared light to provide the crew with real time video images that are projected on the pilot’s digital HUD display. This provides your crew with the ability to obtain a superior view of the terrain, obstacles and approaches, regardless of weather conditions outside.
The leading edges of the wings are heated with warm bleed air from the engines to prevent atmospheric ice from accumulating on the aircraft's exterior. The tail surfaces are also heated, or in some cases de-iced with pneumatic boots that inflate to shed ice as it begins to form.
Multi-disc carbon brakes have evolved over time to become one of the most effective means of stopping an aircraft in a quick and safe manner. Unlike traditional steel brakes, carbon brakes are lighter, cool faster, and actually become more efficient at higher temperatures.
Flaps are located on the trailing edge of the wing and are used to alter its lift characteristics. This reduces the speed at which the aircraft can be safely flown and also increases the angle of descent for landing. Additionally, flaps reduce takeoff and landing distances, making shorter runways more accessible.
ACI Jet's fleet is powered by engines that are manufactured by the world's best, most reputable companies.
Winglets are intended to improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft. There are several types of winglets, and although they function in different manners, the intended effect is always to reduce the aircraft's drag by partial recovery of the tip vortex energy. This increases both the aircraft's fuel efficiency and its range. Additionally, winglets improve aircraft handling characteristics and enhance safety for following aircraft.
Thrust reversers act against the forward travel of the aircraft, providing deceleration. These systems are featured on many modern jets, and help the aircraft to slow down just after landing, reducing wear on the brakes and enabling shorter landing distances.
A yaw damper is a device used on many aircraft (usually jets and turboprops) to reduce the rolling and yawing oscillations sometimes known as dutch roll. The use of a yaw damper helps to provide a better ride for passengers, and on some aircraft the yaw damper is a required piece of equipment to ensure that the aircraft stability remains within specified values.
Our aircraft are equipped with some of the most state-of the art technology, keeping pilots fully aware of changes that may occur with the airplane’s status or flight path during all phases of flight. Flight crew communication relies on the use of audio, visual, and tactile methods and flight decks are designed to provide automation to assist crewmembers in the safe operation of the airplane.
Technology, like the HUD in our G650, allows the pilot to view data through a transparent screen in his or her forward field of vision. The system blends three-dimensional images of terrain, obstacles and runways with instrument readings from the pilot’s Primary Flight Display, allowing the instrument data to merge seamlessly with the pilot’s view of the world through the windshield.
The electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) integrates many individual instruments into a single presentation called a primary flight display (PFD). Since all flight instruments are combined in one integrated electronic flight instrument system, a number of enhancements to conventional flight instruments are now possible.
A moving map display is a type of navigation system that displays the aircraft's current location, altitude, airspeed and ETA to destination at the center of a map. As the aircraft moves, the map moves, always keeping the aircraft at the center of the display. Additionally, the moving map communicates with other systems, displaying other traffic or terrain in the airspace around the aircraft.
Aircraft windshields are an impressive piece of modern technology with an inner structural glass plies, intermediate layers of polyurethane or plexiglass, and an outer heated glass layer that prevents ice formation. Nonmetallic exterior coatings are also used for rain shedding and window durability. These devices are capable of operating in extreme temperatures and can withstand the impact of an 8lb bird at speeds up to 500mph. Additionally, this advanced windshield technology reflects solar (infrared) light, and allows no optical distortion, providing a greater level of safety during critical phases of flight.
An FMS is a specialized computer system that automates a wide variety of in-flight tasks, reducing the workload on the flight crew to the point that modern civilian aircraft no longer carry flight engineers or navigators. A primary function is in-flight management of the flight plan. Using various sensors (such as GPS) to determine the aircraft's position, the FMS guides the aircraft along the flight plan.
We work hard to make your flight as enjoyable as possible. That is why our fleet is equipped with a variety of ways to help you keep productive and stay connected while in the air. From high-speed Wi-Fi to in-flight entertainment systems, our interior technology will keep you comfortable and in control from take-off to touch-down.
We know how important it is for you to stay connected while cruising at 35,000 feet. That is why we have outfitted our entire fleet with in-flight domestic Wi-Fi so you can stay productive on the ground and in the air.
Are we there yet? Get your bearings and keep informed of your flights progress with our in-flight Airshow moving maps.
With just a few light taps on your ACI Jet provided iPad screen, you'll be ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy newly released movies from our extensive library.
Get a birds eye view of the scenery as it passes by with our on-board Securaplane external camera systems. All you have to do to access this real time video is simply turn the on-board entertainment system on, and then sit back and enjoy the show!
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