Towards fewer CFIT's
Enhanced Vision System

The Collins EVS is designed to enhance pilot situational awareness during the approach and landing phases of flight at night or during poor weather conditions by providing an infrared (IR) camera view of the outside environment.

Enhanced Vision System

Infra-Red Viewer

The imagery will be displayed conformally on the combiner of the Flight Dynamics HGS®-4000 Head-up Guidance System, increasing both safety and operational capability of the aircraft.

The enhanced vision systems’ interface will feature the communication between the EVS sensor and the Head-up Guidance System, optimizes the IR picture for the pilot and provides enhanced maintenance and fault recording.

The EVS sensor installation, including radome modifications and EVS display, will be available for installation on some B737 models not equipped with the HGS. The turn-key package will include a provisional STC package, full operational certification, service bulletin documentation, radome modification, the infrared sensor and after-installation support.

Boeing Delivers Revolutionary Landing System On Next-generation 737

May 13, 2005 12:53 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 (Bernama) -- The Boeing Company Friday delivered a 737 equipped with an advanced landing system that will guide the airplane to runways with unprecedented accuracy.

Unlike current technology, which relies solely on information from ground stations, the Global Positioning Landing System (GLS) integrates data from the global navigation satellite system, ground stations and a multi-mode receiver on the airplane to provide pinpoint accuracy of the airplane's position relative to the runway and surrounding terrain.

"Boeing is committed to a safe and effective global air transportation system. This precision approach and landing information will enhance safety by significantly improving takeoff and landing capability at airports around the world," said Capt Ray Craig, 737 Chief Pilot.

"GLS increases the Next-Generation 737's lead as the most technologically advanced airplane in its class, and enhances the revenue-generating capability for airlines," he said in a statement in Seattle Thursday.

The FAA certified the GLS system following an extensive three-year testing programme, during which the system proved to be a reliable and flawless navigation system suitable for automatic landings and low visibility takeoffs. JAA certification is expected soon.

Initially, GLS is certified to support Category I operations, which allow airplanes to operate in low visibility conditions. In the future, as GLS ground stations become available worldwide, the system will be able to support Category III operations, which allow airplanes to operate in very low or near zero visibility conditions.

The 737-800 is the first and only large commercial airplane certified and equipped with this sophisticated technology.

GLS was one of nine leading-edge technologies successfully tested and demonstrated on the 737 Technology Demonstrator airplane during 2002. Of the nine emerging technology features, six have now been certified and delivered on the 737.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

back to Hot Off the Press

What goes around, comes around - usualy via base leg