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Mon, 28 Oct 2019

Saab and Vū Systems Launch Enhanced Flight Vision System

Saab and Vū Systems have unveiled a Next Generation Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) solution that uses new passive millimetre wave (PMMW) technology that enables pilots to see and land in low-visibility conditions at all times.

“The new system offers unmatched operational and safety advantages,” said Jan Widerström, head of business unit Avionics Systems, within Saab business area IPS. “Being able to take-off and land in low to zero-visibility environments radically reduces costs, increases safety and reduces environmental impact. This benefits pilots, operators and society as a whole. We are proud to be working together with Vū Systems to make this significant innovation commercially available.”

Saab and Vū Systems have unveiled a Next Generation Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) solution that uses new passive millimetre wave (PMMW) technology that enables pilots to see and land in low-visibility conditions at all times. Click to enlarge.

Every year, commercial aviation all over the world incurs massive financial losses as a result of delays and cancellations due to low visibility weather.

To provide a solution to the impact of weather on U.S. flight operations, new FAA regulations (14 CFR 91.176) now permit landing without natural vision. The new regulations are performance based, meaning the performance of the EFVS sensor is critical to the operational value. The performance of the current EFVS sensors are limited by the atmospheric attenuation in the infrared band.

The Saab Vū EFVS solution is not affected by weather, enabling pilots to achieve Equivalent Visual Operations (EVO) and see runways at distances of two miles and more in zero-visibility conditions.

“This strategic arrangement with Saab means we can supply this revolutionary technology through a qualified supply chain to larger commercial customers, benefiting the aviation industry globally, by enabling them to take off and land when their competitors cannot,” said Stedman Stevens, CEO at Vū Systems.

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