Elbit Systems and ATR Sign an Agreement for the Integration of ClearVision™ EFVS with the New SKYLENS™ Wearable Display Onboard ATR -600s Aircraft
The new solution will enable ATR-600 regional turboprops to take-off and land in low visibility conditions and in locations non accessible to non EFVS-equipped aircraft.
Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems' Aerospace Division, noted: “We are very proud to be selected by ATR, to enhance its aircraft to take-off and land even in low visibility conditions, thanks to our cutting-edge ClearVision EFVS family of products”.
Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, declared: “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 is a part of the Clearvision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) family. It displays high-resolution information, images and video on a high transparency visor, providing pilots with cutting edge head out capabilities.
The system’s heritage relies on more than 30 years of experience. Elbit Systems has been a market leader in the field of helicopter night vision and enhanced vision systems in the military and commercial aviation market, supporting thousands of helicopters, business jets and other aircraft. To date the company has delivered over 10,000 Head Up Displays, Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD) and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for military and civil operators worldwide. These operational systems have gathered more than 2,000,000 operational hours to date.
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ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company’s employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more 140 new routes every year on average, burn 45% less fuel and emit 45% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.