TravelNewsAsia.com
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.

Headlines: Airbus to Cut Aircraft Production by a Third  Vietnam Airlines Reduces Danang Flights  AirAsia Philippines Cancels All Flights Until 30 April  Avani+ Khao Lak Appoints GM and DOSM  COVID19: Marriott Launches Rooms for Responders Initiative in USA  Etihad to Operate Special COVID19 Flights to Melbourne and Amsterdam  Philippines Eases Immigration Requirements for Foreigners  Changi Airport in Singapore to Suspend T2 Operations for 18 Months  Hong Kong Extends Ban on Non-Resident Arrivals and Transit Indefinitely  Etihad to Trial Technology That Identifies Passengers with Symptoms of Illness  Air Canada Extends Status of All Altitude FFP Members  Japan Coast Guard Orders Two More Airbus H225 Helicopters  Owner to Rebrand Four Seasons Hotel and Residence in Shanghai  Marlon Abeyakoon Appointed GM of New Resort in Maldives  Boeing to Suspend 787 Operations in South Carolina  ITE Hong Kong Postponed Until August 2020  IATA Postpones 76th AGM and World Air Transport Summit  InterContinental Bali Distributing 'Homemade' Face Masks  Etihad Encourages FFP Members to Donate Miles  Avani Seminyak Bali Appoints I Made Subrata as GM  Two Dassault Falcon Business Jets to Assist Operation Resilience in France  Delta Extends SkyMiles FFP Benefits and Status  Airbus Uses Test Aircraft to Fly 4 Million More Face Masks to Europe  Royal Netherlands Air Force Takes Delivery of First of 20 CH-47F Chinooks  IATA: This is Aviation's Darkest Hour  Accor to Close More Hotels; Cut Costs  Airlines in Asia Pacific Need Urgent Financial Support  Thai Airways Staff on Temporary Leave From 4 April - 31 May  American Airlines Makes Further Changes to Flight Schedule  Air Canada to Operate More Repatriation Flights  Boeing to Suspend Production in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania  Oakwood Opens Third Property in Jakarta, Indonesia  Increasing ORs Hint at Early Signs of Recovery for Hotels in China  Air Cargo Demand Slumps in February  Vietnam Airlines to Operate Just Three Return Flights Per Day  Qatar Airways Suspends JFK Flights; Madrid and Barcelona Next  Airbus Sites in Germany and Spain Producing 3D Printed Visor Frames  EU Waives Airport Slots Use Rule for Summer Season  CapitaLand Appoints Kevin Goh as CEO - Lodging  Relais & Châteaux Adds First Hotel in Bangkok to Collection  Airlines Could Burn Through US$61 Billion of Cash Reserves in Q2  Marriott Warns Millions of Guests About Security Breach  Airbnb to Support Hosts During COVID19 Crisis  Vietnam Airlines Launches Cargo-Only Flights  774-Room Grand Richmond Convention Hotel in Nonthaburi Closes for Two Months  Sindhorn Midtown Bangkok Opens Tower with 49 Serviced Residences  Air Canada to Layoff 16,500 Employees; Reduce Q2 Capacity by 85-90%  Qatar Airways Launches Belly-Hold Cargo Flights to Six Destinations in China  Vietnam Airlines Closes Airport Lounges  RevPAR of Hotels in USA Forecast to Drop 50.6% in 2020  Delta Retains Cargo Tender and Acceptance Capabilities at Tokyo-Narita  Airbus Pauses Majority of Production in Spain  Vietnam Airlines to Reduce Frequency of Domestic Flights  WHO Launches COVID19 WhatsApp Service in Arabic, French and Spanish  Qatar Airways' FFP Offers 12-Month Tier Extension  Etihad Cargo Using Boeing 787-10 Aircraft as Freighters  Air Canada Continues COVID19 Repatriation Flights  Airbus Flies Over 4 Million More Face Masks to Europe  American Airlines Reduces Capacity Further  Hilton to Take Over 1,080-Room Hotel on Orchard Road, Singapore  AirAsia Suspending Most Flights Across Network  Asia Pacific Airlines Carried 17 Million Passengers in February  SIA to Issue S$5.3b in New Equity and Raise Up To S$9.7b via MCB  Qatar Airways Expands Flights to Australia to Help Get People Home  Virgin Atlantic Operates First Ever Cargo-Only Charter  IATA Calls for Urgent Financial Relief from European Governments  Bombardier Suspends 'All Non-Essential Work' in Canada  ANA Partners Skyscanner; Achieves IATA NDC Level 3  COVID19: 75 Million Travel and Tourism Jobs at Immediate Risk  Air Cargo Supply Lines Must Remain Open  American to Operate Repatriation Flights from Honduras and Brazil  Air Canada Launches Cargo Flights to Europe  Air New Zealand Ramps Up Cargo Operations  AirAsia Updates Rebooking Policy  Embraer Helping to Combat COVID19 in Brazil  Thai Airways Cancels Flights to Australia, Europe and Regionally  Tokyo 2020 to Take Place in 2021  Air Canada Organises Two Extra Flights from Quito, Ecuador  Korean Air Execs Take Pay Cut; Airline to Use Passenger Planes for Cargo  Aviation: IATA Calls on Governments to Give More Support  American Airlines Closes Lounges, Changes In-Flight Service and Seating  France's Daily Hotel Occupancy Plummets to Just 3.3%  A400M Delivers Critically-Needed Mask Supplies to Spain  Air Canada to Operate Six Special Flights to Barcelona, Lima and Quito  Bangkok Airways to Close All Airport Lounges  UAE to Ban ALL Passenger Flights for Two Weeks  Etihad Airways Suspends Transit Travel Through Abu Dhabi  Hong Kong's Airport Authority Launches New HK$1 Billion Relief Package  Ryan Jette Joins Capella Singapore as Executive Chef  Austrian Airlines Extends Flight Suspension to 19 April  Singapore Airlines to Ground 138 of 147 Aircraft  COVID19: Sabre to Cut Costs by US$200 Million  HD Videos and Interviews  Podcasts from HD Video Interviews  Travel Trade Shows in 2019, 2020 and 2021  High-Res Picture Galleries  Travel News Asia - Latest Travel Industry News 

See latest Travel News, Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Saab, Vision, HUD, EFVS.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also receive the daily news service by WhatsApp, stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2020 TravelNewsAsia.com