Thales selected on over 130 aircraft in China with its HUD system in 2016
Across 2016 Thales has consolidated its position as the Head-Up-Display (HUD) provider of choice in China with over 130 aircraft equipped.
The HUD system is a major situational awareness contributor giving pilots greater visibility throughout all phases of flight, especially take-off and landing, and provides pilots with essential, intuitive and immediate trajectory information through symbols presented on top of the pilot’s actual external view.
This makes it an extremely useful system for China with its significant traffic density, and weather conditions. As a result of this need the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority has made HUD a requirement on aircraft flying in China to get reduced landing minima for SCatI operations on listed airport in China (more than 60 airports to be published by end of 2016).