Enhanced Vision Systems


EVS-1500 for the Global Express™, Global 5000™ & Global XRS™

ABC Completions Inc. is the holder of the first ever FAA Supplemental Type Certificate of an Enhanced Vision System on a Bombardier Global Express. ABC Completions Inc. received the STC for the Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System, the EVS-1500, from the FAA in March 2004. Transport Canada approval was achieved in December 2003.

There are many Global Express aircraft flying with the EVS-1500. Primarily a situational awareness and safety enhancement system, the EVS -1500 has multiple uses for all phases of flight. It will reduce the risk of controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), minimize runway incursions both at night and in low visibility and it will increase overall depth-perception in difficult operating conditions. Unique in its design, the EVS-1500 is a simple, lightweight installation that gives pilots real-time infrared images on a large dedicated cockpit monitor with a wide 53 degree field of view providing a reference point between the aircraft and its surroundings. (EVS-1500 has two fields of view, wide and normal.)

With an installation time of four days, it is possible to carry out this installation in between scheduled flights for most flight departments or during regular maintenance periods. Our fully comprehensive kits make it easy to install the EVS package and our mobile installation team can install the system in your own hangar or at our Montreal facility.

Benefits of the EVS-1500

  • Early detection of runway incursions for takeoff and landing.
  • Detection of terrain during approach and landing.
  • Increased visibility on taxiways to avoid ground vehicles, equipment, animals and other aircraft.
  • Aids ground navigation on unfamiliar taxiways and ramps.
  • Aids navigation in regions of the world where ground infrastructure may be inferior, degraded or unexpected.
  •  Validates navigation on approach.

KUDD (Bermuda Dunes, CA) Final Rwy 28 - EVS-1500 View

Man on Ramp - Visible Image

Naked Eye View

EVS 1500 View

Global Express Installation

The camera is mounted in the ABC Completions supplied composite aerodynamic fairing that mounts on the “Tip Fairing” located on the upper part of the vertical stabilizer. The power supply is on a quick release support installed in the tip fairing, and is accessible for service with the tip fairing in place. The EVS image is displayed on a compatible Electronic Flight Bag. See our section on EFB‘s.

Applications

Improves Safety:

  • On taxiing
  • On take-off
  • In cruise
  • On approach
  • On landing

*Provides improved Vision:

  • In smoke
  • In rain*
  • In smog
  • In fog*
  • In darkness
  • In snow*

* all IR energy is attenuated as a function of moisture content – refer to Max-Viz for performance details

Benefits of the EVS-1500

  • Early detection of runway incursions for takeoff and landing.
  • Detection of terrain during approach and landing.
  • Increased visibility on taxiways to avoid ground vehicles, equipment, animals and other aircraft.
  • Aids ground navigation on unfamiliar taxiways and ramps.
  • Aids navigation in regions of the world where ground infrastructure may be inferior, degraded or unexpected.
  • Validates navigation on approach.