3D Synthetic Vision
The 3D Synthetic Vision (many people also refer to as PFD) provides an indication of the aircraft’s attitude as well as the area close to the aircraft such as terrain (mountains, hills, waters, etc.), nearby chart elements, runways, …, and the current procedure (e.g., approach). The current procedure is shown as a “tunnel in the sky”. This can be a Direct to a destination, a Holding, an approach, etc.
The terrain is rendered in warning colors in case of smaller vertical distances to the terrain. Useful flight information are displayed in a PFD-like style (e.g., speed, attitude, vertical speed, groundtrack, bearing, destination). Furthermore, the synthetic vision also displays other traffic as well as localizer and glideslope.