Forward Vision Earns Broad Cessna STC

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Forward Vision announced last week that most single-engine Cessna pilots may now fit Forward Vision's infrared thermal-imaging camera system to their aircraft with the full blessing of a supplemental type certificate (STC). For about $15,000 uninstalled, the system penetrates haze, fog, smoke and precipitation eight to ten times better than the human eye, according to the company. And because the STC covers some "158 models" of Cessna 100- and 200-series aircraft, it may now be installed on upward of 40,000 Cessnas. The list currently excludes the 208 and P210, but Forward Vision expects the P210 to be covered by a separate STC soon. Forward Vision's EVS systems have been available for business jets for some time. The company's EVS-100/600 systems are designed specifically for light aircraft and are already STC'd on Cirrus models. Forward.Vision. is the exclusive distributor of the EVS-100 and EVS-600 product line designed, certified and manufactured by Max-Viz, Inc. and refined to Forward Vision specifications under a private label agreement. Check Forward Vision's Web site for more details.

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