Max-Viz announces major milestone
May 9, 2011, Portland, Ore. - Max-Viz, Inc. has shipped its 1,000th Enhanced Vision System (EVS), marking a significant point in the company’s history.
The unit, an EVS-1500, was shipped to the AgustaWestland factory in Italy and is expected to be installed on an AW139 within the next few weeks.
“We are very proud of our product and the marketplace acceptance that the shipment of this 1000th unit represents. Enhanced Vision Systems have become accepted as a key tool for being able to fly safely and avoid situations that could prove dangerous for pilots of all experience levels.” said Elliott Troutman, Max-Viz President & CEO. “The company has over 50 different certified aircraft installations covering more than 200 different aircraft types ranging from large VIP jets and turbine helicopters, to small personal piston-driven aircraft. While I hesitate to say the EVS industry has reached a tipping point, I do think it is safe to say we are close. People are now getting EVS.”
The market for EVS is growing and new suppliers are beginning to enter the market. According to Max-Viz estimates, the total commercial aircraft installed base – across all vendors – now exceeds 1,700 systems (including Max-Viz 1,000 units).