Runway visual range

May 16, 2011 - 9:10pm

The Dassault Falcon 7X is among the first business jets to benefit from the better quality of LCD imaging for the enhanced-vision system (EVS) that the manufacturer is now offering as an option on its head-up display (HUD). The system allows crews flying the large-cabin trijet to see more clearly at night and in foggy conditions.

August 3, 2010 - 3:59am

The FAA has placed a $2.7 million order for Vaisala’s new AviMet PC-based runway visual range (RVR) system, which the FAA recently approved for ATC use. The FAA order includes 16 basic RVR systems. The AviMet system is an automated RVR assessment and reporting system, according to Vaisala, and includes optical sensors for determining optical range and measuring ambient light level as well as a newrunway-light intensity monitor. 

February 23, 2010 - 5:23am

The FAA has approved Vaisala’s AviMet PC-based runway visual range (RVR) system for use by FAA ATC facilities in the U.S. AviMet is automated and uses Vaisala’s optical sensors to determine meteorological optical range and measure ambient light, and these are combined with data from a new light intensity monitor via data processing to deliver a calculated runway visual range. The first airport to implement AviMet

September 26, 2006 - 7:33am

The company announced release of the Flight Explorer 6.0 software upgrade at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference last month.