As the FAA prepares for NextGen implementation, ground-based systems and human-controlled guidance are being supplemented and replaced with greater use of on-board aircraft navigation and visual awareness systems. NextGen provides over 60 operational improvements (OI’s) to the NAS Metroplex. Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) technology satisfies several of these improvements providing safer all weather aircraft operations and therefore a critical part of the NextGen 2018 mid term plan.
Jetcraft’s EFVS solution for aftermarket aircraft, HUD Vision Access combines Kollsman’s EVS-II and AT-HUD giving pilots greater-detail images through rain, snow, smog and even heavy fog – with a level of detail and contrast never before achieved. The two systems combine to form the world’s most advanced EFVS solution all from a single OEM.
EVS-II (Enhanced Vision System II)
Elbit-Kollsman’s EVS-II is the most sensitive EVS available with the greatest dynamic range. It provides real-time pilot awareness of airport and terrain environments in darkness, inclement weather and other low visibility conditions, vastly increasing flight safety. Kollsman’s EVS-II is currently in operation as both standard and optional equipment on Gulfstream corporate jets and has been implemented throughout the FedEx wide body fleet of aircraft.
The EVS-II consists of an infrared (IR) camera, fairing with IR window and a remote computer processor. Apart from its primary display on the AT-HUD, the EVS-II may be monitored on multiple heads down display (HDD) types such as EFIS, EFB’s, HUD and/or cabin display devices that are video compatible.
AT-HUD (Advanced Technology Head Up Display)
Elbit-Kollsman’s AT-HUD is the smallest, lightest and most advanced HUD available using new proprietary technology. Its state of the art liquid crystal display (LCD) and optics technology vastly reduces system size and weight.
As a stand alone device the Category I certified AT-HUD provides a Flight Path Angle Reference Cue (FPARC) and a Flight Path Vector (FPV) providing a constant real time cross check for the guidance flown.
The AT-HUD consists of a cockpit overhead unit, a combiner with controls and a remote computer processor.
EFVS (Enhanced Flight Vision Systems)
When the EVS-II video is displayed on the AT-HUD and the aircraft system certified as EFVS the combined system may be operated for credit taking advantage of FAR 91-175 (l) and (m) rules and benefits to be provided under DO 315A and B.
Jetcraft Avionics and Elbit-Kollsman provide resources for simulation and training of EVS, HUD and EFVS. Contact Ken Elliott for a demonstration: Mobile +1 706 631 4715 / Office +1 706 650 2140 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org