VisionSafe (Booth C1208) has equipped more than 1,000 Gulfstreams (Booth C9908) with the emergency vision assurance system (EVAS)—the only FAA-approved smoke technology available. Gulfstream is the first OEM to equip with EVAS. It is standard equipment on the G650 and G650ER and has been fitted on more than 50 percent of the GV family, including the G550.
“Gulfstream’s commitment to safety is second to none. We have a longstanding relationship with Gulfstream and share that same commitment,” said VisionSafe senior executive v-p Walter Horsting.
EVAS provides a clear space of air in which a pilot can see flight instruments and out the windshield in a cockpit smoke emergency. More than 7,000 EVAS systems have been delivered to date. It has been certified for use by 10 OEMs in 120 different aircraft types and has been installed in more than 3,000 Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Dassault Falcon business jets. The system comes with a 10-year warranty. VisionSafe offers simulator training with FlightSafety International and CAE.
In an emergency, the Inflatable Vision Unit (IVU) is removed from the compact EVAS case and a pull tab inflates and activates the system. Visibility of the instrument panel and out the window is regained when smoke goggles are placed in contact with the EVAS clear window. EVAS is designed to run for two hours and filter down to 0.01 microns. It has a self-contained battery-power supply, pump, and filters. VisionSafe uses a fleet of mobile cockpit demonstrators to show potential customers the system’s benefits. EVAS demonstrations use a fog generator to reduce cockpit vision.