HUD Vision Access (HVA) enhances business jet operations and brings new capabilities to your flight deck. Now your aircraft will be able to dispatch and land when others are held on the ground, holding or diverting. Owners and operators can feel confident that their crews will be able to make a low visibility approach to a destination and visually acquire the landing environment in plenty of time to make a routine landing. The bottom line is that HVA equipped aircraft ensure success by the ability to undertake and complete a trip as intended with confidence and safety.
HVA will play an important role as the FAA prepares for NextGen implementation. Ground-based systems and human-controlled guidance are being supplemented and replaced with on-board aircraft navigation and visual awareness systems. NextGen provides over 60 distinct operational improvements to the NAS. Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) technology satisfies several operational improvements providing safer night and low-visibility aircraft operations and, therefore, a critical elementt of the NextGen 2018 mid-term plan.
Jetcraft’s HVA system is an EFVS solution for aftermarket aircraft that integrates Elbit-Kollsman’s Advanced Technology Head Up Display (AT-HUD) and Enhanced Vision System IR Camera (EVS-II). This provides pilots with a real time IR HUD image of the landing environment in rain, snow, smog and even heavy fog – with a level of detail and contrast never before achieved. The two systems combine to form the world’s most advanced EFVS solution both from a single OEM. Displaying EVS imagery on the HUD provides for operational credit and approved under FAA guidance.
Elbit-Kollsman’s AT-HUD is the smallest, lightest and most advanced HUD available today. Its proprietary state of the art liquid crystal display (LCD) and optics technology vastly reduces system size and weight. The AT-HUD consists of a cockpit overhead unit, a combiner with controls and a remote computer processor.
As a stand alone device the Category I certified AT-HUD using unique guidance symbology cues, provides a constant real time cross check for the guidance flown.
Elbit-Kollsman’s EVS-II is the most sensitive IR Camera available with the greatest dynamic range. It is the only camera available that allows an aircraft to operate in RVR 1,000 ft conditions, providing real-time pilot awareness of airport and terrain environments in darkness, inclement weather and other low-visibility conditions, vastly increasing flight safety. The EVS-II IR camera is currently in operation as both standard and optional equipment on Gulfstream corporate jets and has been implemented throughout the FedEx wide-body fleet of aircraft.
In Europe it is required and in the elsewhere desired for the copilot to view the pilots real time infrared image. Some aircraft have head down displays such as Electronic Flight Bags (EFB’s), dedicated monitors and compatible video Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) that allow for this. In the Challenger CL604 for example the EFIS is not video compatible and the preferred choice is a compatible EFB. Contact Jetcraft for more information on head down imagery options.
We provide resources for simulation and training of EVS, HUD and EFVS. Contact Ken Elliott for a demonstration: Mobile +1 706 631 4715 / Office +1 706 650 2140 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org