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Embraer taps Rockwell Collins HGS, EVS for Legacy 450/500

Oct. 22, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Rockwell Collins today announced that Embraer Executive Jets has selected Rockwell Collins’ HGS-3500 and new multi-spectral EVS-3000 enhanced vision system as options on its mid-light Legacy 450 and mid-size Legacy 500 aircraft.


October 23, 2013
By Carey Fredericks

The HGS-3500, an innovative, all-in-one head-up solution, easily conforms to the flight deck’s structure and improves access to airports during low-visibility conditions. It comes standard with synthetic vision for greater situational awareness and optional enhanced vision, enabled by Rockwell Collins’ new EVS-3000. The EVS utilizes the first multi-spectral infrared sensor system for commercial aircraft for high-fidelity detection, including ground-based LED lights.

“The safety and operational benefits that HGS brings, especially when you incorporate high-resolution, reliable synthetic and enhanced vision systems, are immense for aircraft like the Legacy 450/500 that tend to fly into more remote areas,” said Craig Olson, senior director, Head-up Guidance Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We look forward to working with Embraer to deliver the breakthrough capabilities of our HGS and EVS to a brand new market segment.”

“The advanced technologies developed by Rockwell Collins in the HGS-3500 and the EVS-3000 will bring features and capabilities never before experienced in the mid-light and mid-size segments,” said Luciano Castro, Vice President Programs, Embraer Executive Jets. “The compact HGS and EVS solution is fully integrated with Pro Line Fusion, and is offered to our customers as the Embraer Enhanced Vision System – E2VS, supporting our commitment to deliver truly innovative products.”