At NBAA-BACE 2019 Booth C11617, advanced technologies provider Astronics Corporation is displaying a Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System (EVS) that logged 1.1 million nautical miles in flight. The Astronics Max-Viz 600 EVS unit was recently retired after performing flawlessly on a Cessna Caravan flown by Industrial Maintenance Services for more than 10 years.
First launched in 2001, the Astronics Max-Viz EVS uses thermal imagery based on infrared sensors that can detect temperature changes of less than one-tenth of a degree Celsius. Proprietary technology combines signals from visible light sources with signals from infrared sources to provide a clear, live video image of the surrounding area at night or in poor visibility.
Max-Viz EVS units can be installed on more than 170 models of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.