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Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service Launches Astronics EVS

By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 8, 2015


[Avionics Today 12-08-2015] Astronics Max-Viz has installed its newest Enhanced Vision System (EVS), the Max-Viz 1400, on five Beechcraft King Air aircraft for the South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Photo: Royal Flying Doctor Service
 
"These enhanced vision systems are perfectly suited to the Royal Flying Doctor Service's mission to provide life-saving emergency evacuations and healthcare services day and night in obscured visibility across south eastern Australia," said Elliott Troutman, Astronics Max-Viz executive vice president.

 
The Astronics Max-Viz 1400 EVS enables pilots to see up to 10 times further than unaided human vision in visibility-obscured conditions, such as smoke, haze and light fog, day or night. The Max-Viz 1400 EVS features a lightweight, solid-state, uncooled thermal camera with a sensor image that can be displayed on Garmin G500, G600, G1000, Avidyne R9, Bendix King KMD-850, AvMap EKP-V, Flipper, Rosen monitors and EFBs.
 
The five new Astronics EVS systems for the Royal Flying Doctor Service were integrated into the Garmin G1000-equipped King Airs operated by the South Eastern Section. Complete Avionics, a leading avionics support center located in Bilinga QLD 4225, installed the Max-Viz 1400 system and handled the Australian certification. Astronics expects FAA installation approval in the United States in 2016.

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