Wed, Jan 10, 2007
Rockwell Collins Teams With Boeing To Offer Enhanced Vision
On Tuesday, Boeing Business Jets and Rockwell Collins introduced
an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) offering for Boeing Business Jet
(BBJ) operators. The offering will be available to BBJ customers
through Boeing and Rockwell Collins service bulletins, and
certification for the system is expected by early 2008.
The Rockwell Collins EVS presents an image (shown below) of the
external environment on the Head-up Guidance System and
head-down displays to enhance pilot situational awareness of
terrain and the airport environment in low-visibility situations.
When displayed on the HGS, EVS allows the pilot to descend below
minimums, if the visual references to the intended runway are
visible using the EVS.
"The EVS upgrade will increase safety and operational capability
of the aircraft by enhancing situational awareness at night or in
poor weather conditions," said John Desmond, vice president,
Rockwell Collins HGS. "We look forward to working closely with
Boeing to deliver this offering to their BBJ customers."
"Boeing is pleased to collaborate with Rockwell Collins to
provide EVS capability on BBJs," said Boeing Business Jets
President Steven Hill. "Boeing constantly evaluates and adds
cutting-edge technology that brings value to our customers and
enhances the performance and efficiency of a great product like the
Rockwell Collins has teamed with Max-Viz to complete the
certification of EVS on the BBJ. Rockwell Collins will incorporate
a Max-Viz multi-wavelength infrared sensor into the Rockwell
BBJ operators that upgrade to the new EVS system will require an
upgrade to their HGS 4000, as well as the infrared camera.
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