[Avionics Magazine 11-14-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) have awarded certification for the Dassault Falcon 2000S and LXS FalconEye Combined Vision System (CVS). According to the manufacturer of the CVS, Elbit Systems, the FalconEye is the first Head-Up Display (HUD) system to blend synthetic and enhanced vision capabilities into one display.
FalconEye CVS. Photo: Elbit Systems.
The FAA defines a synthetic vision system flight instrument display as providing a “continuous, geospatially correct depiction of the external scene topography, including obstacles, augmented by the display of the runway of intended landing.” Enhanced Vision System (EVS) technology uses sensors, such as infrared or radar, to provide pilots with a better view of the outside world, according to the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAVJSC). FalconEye combines these two technologies into one display.