Business & GA

Gulfstream Hits EVS Milestone

By Tish Drake | September 9, 2009

Gulfstream's 500th Enhanced Vision System (EVS) entered service, eight years after the company began offering the technology. “For more than 50 years, safety has been the prime focus at Gulfstream,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “This milestone reaffirms that. It has been said that the Gulfstream EVS is one of the greatest strides forward in aviation safety since the introduction of the instrument landing system in 1929.” The original Gulfstream EVS, and now the second-generation EVS II, uses a nose-mounted FLIR camera, designed by Elbit Systems of America, to generate real-time images of the aircraft’s surroundings. To date, EVS I is in-service on 464 Gulfstream aircraft, while EVS II is in-service on 36 Gulfstream aircraft. In July 2009, Gulfstream received FAA certification to use EVS II on the Gulfstream G150. In all, the system is available either as an option or standard on Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP, GV, G150, G250, G300, G350, G400, G450, G500, G550 and G650.

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