Forward Vision Looks Forward

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Forward Vision and Max-Viz this week at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla., announced their new working relationship to bring enhanced vision systems to the general aviation market. As a result of the partnership, Forward Vision has developed a completely redesigned EVS design dubbed the EVS-100. The system is only 1.2 pounds and is completely self-contained, meaning it is smaller and easier to install than previous infrared systems. According to Forward Vision president Patrick Farrell, the EVS-100 uses a new-generation sensor technology that is sunlight safe, while still offering “excellent imaging.” A single-sensor system runs $14,995 (plus installation), and an extra sensor — which will allow operators to fly to lower minimums on instrument approaches — will add another $3,000 or so.

Forward Vision is now accepting orders for this new system for installation on experimental aircraft. For certified aircraft, a DO-160E compliant, PMA’d and STC’d version is expected to be delivered later this year.

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