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EVS, HUD Approved for Challenger 605

By Tish Drake | December 15, 2009
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Bombardier's Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Head-up Display (HUD) for the Challenger 605 jet received FAA certification, the airframer announced last week. “This certification is great news for Challenger 605 aircraft operators in North America. Safety is a priority in our industry and the new BEVS will provide flight crews and passengers with a significantly increased level of safety in their operations,” said Michel Ouellette, vice-president and general manager, Challenger, Bombardier Business Aircraft. The EVS includes the CMC Electronics' SureSight CMA-2600i InfraRed camera, which is positioned on the upper portion of the aircraft nose providing images of the approach, runway lighting and of terrain scenery that are displayed on the pilot’s head up display (HUD) and on the co-pilot’s Multi Function Display. EVS is being developed in cooperation with Rockwell Collins, the overall HUD and Enhanced Vision System integrator, and Esterline CMC Electronics, the supplier of the SureSight CMA-2600i Integrated Sensor System, a new development of the currently certified CMA-2600. Rockwell Collins is also supplying its Pro Line 21 avionics suite.

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