Until recently if you wanted an enhanced vision system on your business aircraft, it could only be installed by the original equipment manufacturer.
Now, Jetcraft Avionics of Evans, Ga., has begun what it claims is the first non-OEM installation of the Elbit Systems of America Kollsman Enhanced Vision System II on a Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet. FAA certification is expected by the end of the year.
The installation will include a heads-up display. Jetcraft claims to be the only non-OEM distributor of enhanced vision systems for used aircraft.
Jetcraft Avionics Vice President Ken Elliott said, “For the first time, an equipment OEM (Elbit Systems of America Kollsman) is able to supply both an EVS and a HUD integrated and designed to meet current and future FAA and European Union Operations landing credit. These unique qualifications are streamlining the design and supplemental type certificate process for us. We are very pleased with the progress of the launch STC and the understanding of our valued customer to facilitate a complex program.”