CMC enhanced vision system approved for Boeing BBJ
Nov. 17, 2010, Montreal - Esterline CMC Electronics’ (CMC)
second-generation SureSight® CMA-2600 integrated sensor system supplied
for the Rockwell Collins Enhanced Vision System (EVS) was certified in
October, 2010, by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a Boeing
Business Jet (BBJ), an Air National Guard C-40.
November 17, 2010 By Carey Fredericks
The Rockwell Collins EVS is available to current and future BBJ operators as a post-production modification.
The EVS capability enhances situational awareness for pilots during
approach, landing, taxi and takeoff by presenting an image of the
external environment on the head-up guidance system and head-down
The EVS system uses CMC’s infrared sensor to improve the pilot’s view of
the runway in various conditions, including bad weather. This aids
pilots to avoid terrain and clearly identify the runway, including any
obstructions, early in the approach. It also assists pilots with "black
hole" approaches to airports not equipped with precision landing aids,
and with landing and maneuvering at unfamiliar airports.
Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics, said, “This
certification confirms the innovative technology and winning combination
of capability, availability and performance of our SureSight CMA-2600
I-Series™ sensor system.”