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Max-Viz installs first EVS-1000 on 601-3A

 - June 30, 2008, 7:32 AM

The first Max-Viz EVS-1000 installation on an operator-customer’s aircraft is being completed by Total Aircraft Services (TAS) at Van Nuys (Calif.) Airport (VNY). The system going aboard a Bombardier Challenger 601-3A is expected to receive STC approval by the end of the year. TAS president Stan Fisher said the tail-mount installation will apply directly to other Challenger models and possibly to Bombardier CRJ regional jets. The Max-Viz enhanced vision system (EVS) uses an uncooled infrared sensor to improve pilot visual awareness of taxiways and runways in poor visibility and/or darkness. It also displays terrain features during low-altitude maneuvering, approach and landing.

Max-Viz, of Portland, Ore., announced in July its first EVS-1000 delivery to Dassault for a Falcon 900EX installation. Also in July, the FAA cleared Max-Viz for EVS flight demonstrations in the company’s Cessna 421T. The aircraft is in use as a testbed for various sensor locations and display options, and it was used to explore EVS performance in heavy smoke in flights near Oregon’s widespread and intense wildfires this summer.

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