Bombardier EVS Approved for 100-foot Landing Credit in Europe

 - February 27, 2009, 8:57 AM

Bombardier last month said its Global business jets have gained European operational credit for approaches to a 100-foot decision height when pilots use infrared enhanced-vision systems (EVS) and head-up displays. The approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency follows similar endorsements from Transport Canada and the FAA. Pilots flying Globals equipped with the CMC Electronics EVS integrated with Rockwell Collins head-up guidance systems may descend an additional 100 feet above the runway on straight-in instrument approaches if they can see the landing environment using the EVS. They must then be able to see the runway unaided to land.