By Veronica Magan | May 14, 2015
|PC-12 cockpit. Photo: Pilatus Aircraft.|
Avionics Today 05-14-2015] The FAA has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Levaero Aviation (formerly Pilatus Centre Canada), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development, for its Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS). The Transport Canada STC was previously granted in August 2014.
Levaero selected the Lexavia LFS6000 EVS sensor as the heart of the system, which provides real time enhanced vision capability during nighttime and many other reduced visibility operations. This allows pilots to better identify terrain, structures, vehicles, animals and other aircraft on and near runways, offering added situational awareness and increased safety.
Levaero’s STC currently applies to the Next Generation (NG) PC-12 model, using the factory-installed Honeywell APEX Multi-Function Display (MFD) and optional video input system. The second issue of the STC (pending) will add Legacy PC-12 models that are previously or concurrently equipped with compatible MFDs.