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The Cessna Aircraft Company is an American general aviation aircraft manufacturing corporation headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Best known for small, piston-powered aircraft, Cessna also produces business jets. The company is a subsidiary of the U.S. conglomerate Textron.In March 2014 Cessna became a brand of Textron Aviation. Wikipedia.


Patent
Cessna Aircraft Company | Date: 2015-03-10

Systems, methods and computer-storage media are provided for displaying a real-time image in a cockpit of an aircraft. Use of a synthetic vision application is provided with a gradient-type feature such that a level of synthetic enhancements applied to an image may be adjusted to a synthetic vision application value that is less than 100 percent. The synthetic vision enhancement may be overlaid with the original image, according to the synthetic vision application value, to generate a modified image. Additional information may overlay the original image with the synthetic vision application such as a three-dimensional weather representation. The synthetic vision application may be used in conjunction with a high-definition camera to generate the original image. The modified image may be updated in real-time such that an updated view is continuously modified with an updated synthetic vision enhancement to provide accurate real-time views.


Patent
Cessna Aircraft Company | Date: 2015-03-10

Systems, methods and computer-storage media are provided for use of navigational aids. Three-dimensional graphical representations of flight plans, flight paths, waypoints, etc., may be displayed to improve situational awareness. Additionally, dynamic monitoring of airports, waypoints, traffic, etc., may be performed so that real-time updates are available to users. The real-time updates will not only include updated location information and any relevant navigational markers (e.g., updated waypoints, new traffic, etc.) but will also include detailed information related to the navigational markers such as a distance from the marker, an airspeed of the marker (if applicable), and the like.


Patent
Cessna Aircraft Company | Date: 2014-03-03

An improved flight control system is described, providing for increased or reduced pilot input forces necessary to cause desired control surface deflections.


Patent
Cessna Aircraft Company | Date: 2015-07-01

Aircraft fuel tank access door systems and methods incorporating one or more of an outer fuel tank access door completely encapsulated by a dielectric material and an inner fuel tank access door comprising at least one drainage feature are disclosed. These systems and methods reduce or prevent (i) fuel pooling on the inner fuel tank access door, (ii) moisture pooling between the inner and outer fuel tank access doors, and (iii) p-static build up and lightning attachment to the outer fuel tank access door to increase safety, reduce the likelihood of corrosion and ease installation of the fuel tank access door system.


Patent
Cessna Aircraft Company | Date: 2015-03-10

Systems, methods and computer-storage media are provided for enhancing awareness in an aircraft using a touch-screen instrument panel. In one aspect, a warning is displayed peripherally in the panel in a way that attracts attention without interfering with the use of the panel for other purposes. In another aspect, a crew member is directed by highlighting through menus to a screen that enables the problem causing the warning to be corrected. In another aspect, parameters (e.g., temperatures, pressures) are displayed along with oriented graphical representations of system components. In yet another aspect, aircraft parameters are displayed in a historical context so that the user has a time-line context for a value at issue.

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