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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

ATR to Add ClearVision EFVS with Skylens to -600 Aircraft

ATR has signed an agreement with Elbit Systems which will see the integration of the ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) with Skylens wearable display onboard the new ATR-600 series.

The system can also be offered as a retrofit to other ATR -600 aircraft already in service.

Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, said, We are pleased to introduce such a leading-edge development into the ATR -600s. The new Skylens system will further enhance the airlines operations, providing more operational flexibility and even higher standards of safety and reliability.

Suitable for day and night operations and in all weather conditions, the system provides head-up information while minimizing the dependency on airport instrumentation.

Equipped with the new ClearVision EFVS and Skylens wearable display, aircraft are capable of take-off and landing in low visibility conditions and in locations that non EVS-equipped aircraft previously could not approach.

According to the agreement between the two companies, Clearvision EFVS will be introduced as an option for both ATR 42-600 and 72-600 models.

ATR will be the launch customer for Skylens, which comes in substitution of the traditional Head Up Display (HUD) in this configuration. Certification is planned in 2017.

Skylens, part of the Clearvision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) family, displays high-resolution information, images and video on a high transparency visor, providing pilots with cutting edge head out capabilities. 

ATR, ClearVision, EFVS, Elbit Systems

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