The FAA has issued supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for installation of VisionSafe’s Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS) on the Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 and as “loose equipment” on the Phenom 100 and 300. In addition, work is under way for approval for the EVAS on Embraer Lineage 1000E and Praetor 500 and 600, VisonSafe said, adding STCs for those aircraft are anticipated shortly.
EVAS is a smoke displacement system for flight decks. The only such system to receive FAA certification, EVAS clears a space through the air to enable the pilot to view flight instruments and through the windshield in the event of a smoke emergency. More than 8,000 EVAS systems have been installed on aircraft worldwide.
The approvals are part of Embraer’s continuous improvement programs for its business jets portfolio, VisionSafe said. “Embraer has always emphasized safety as one of their most important pillars with all of their aircraft,” said Chris Skurat, director of sales for business aviation at VisionSafe. “This partnership with Embraer expands a longstanding relationship that now continues with their business aviation models.”