Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., announced the delivery of its 1000th Enhanced Vision System (EVS). Leading the industry, the Kollsman EVS is a key component of an aircraft's Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) certified for full operational credits. When combined with a certified Head Up Display (HUD), this system provides low visibility "approach ban" relief and landing credits in North America and Europe. The first Kollsman All Weather Window(r) EVS was invented in 2001 to improve the capability for commercial, business, and military aircraft to execute precision and non-precision approaches. Today, Kollsman EFVS equipped aircraft can land, taxi and takeoff in total darkness, fog, rain, snow and other reduced visibility conditions. The results are an increase in safety and significant reduction in flight operation delays.
The Kollsman EVS system is certified for use by both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on business and airline aircraft in accordance with published EFVS regulations. It is currently installed on all aircraft models manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace and is in the installation process on all wide body aircraft for the FedEx air transport fleet. The Kollsman EVS is well suited for Next Generation airspace satellite based operations, such as WAAS, LAAS, SBAS, RNP, and RNAV, by providing a means to continue descent below decision height at all airports regardless of infrastructure and weather conditions. The Kollsman EVS also provides improved situational awareness during ground operations aiding in a reduction of runway incursions.
Commenting on the milestone, Elbit Systems of America President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz, stated, "Since the development of the first unit, our Enhanced Vision System has offered the aviation industry increased flexibility and safety. We are proud to have reached the 1000th delivery and to continue our legacy in aviation, transitioning this cutting edge technology to aircraft operators across multiple industries."
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