DeVos EC130 Flies with Max-Viz EVS-1500

 - February 22, 2010, 7:46 AM

One Sky Aviation, a maintenance and repair center based in Anchorage, Alaska, received an STC permitting installations of the Max-Viz EVS-1500 enhanced-vision system aboard the Eurocopter AS350 and EC130. The initial installation was performed by One Sky Aviation in an EC130 operated by Nelson AeroDynamiX of Traverse City, Mich., and owned by Dick DeVos, the son of billionaire Amway founder Richard DeVos. “Mr. DeVos stepped right up to lead the way in the EC130, using his personal aircraft as the launch platform for the development of this STC installation for the safety of both his family and passengers,” said Kevin Nelson, president of
Nelson AeroDynamiX. The EVS-1500 system uses a small infrared camera that allows pilots to see at night and in certain low-visibility flying conditions such as haze. Max-Viz also sells the EVS-100 enhanced-vision system and a version for Cirrus piston singles.