Enhanced Vision For Caravans

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There are few aircraft that work in more diverse and often difficult environments than the Cessna Caravan and the option of an enhanced vision system should be welcome news to operators. One Sky Aviation, of Anchorage, recently received supplementary type certificate approval for installation of Forward Vision's EVS 100 and 600 enhanced vision systems, which use a combination of visible and infrared light to give a clear black-and-white image of the outside world in darkness and increases visual range in fog, smoke and precipitation. The STCs on the Cessna 208 and 208B brings to 162 the number of aircraft that can be equipped with the system. One Sky co-owner Cary Foster said the Anchorage FAA worked in cooperation with his firm to develop the STC.

"As an STC developer, pilot, and long-time EVS operator, I can attest to the enhanced level of situational awareness associated with the use of these products," Foster said. Max Viz makes the infrared cameras and Forward Vision adapts them for installation in aircraft.