10/5/2008 - SAVANNAH, GA – Gulfstream Aerospace will
demonstrate its second-generation Enhanced Vision
System (EVS II) on its wide-cabin, high-speed
Gulfstream G150 experimental flight-test aircraft
during the National Business Aviation Association’s
(NBAA) 61st Annual Meeting and Convention.
The EVS that will be on static display from Oct. 6-8
in Orlando, Fla., will be operational but not
certified. Gulfstream anticipates receiving a
Supplemental Type Certificate in the first quarter of
2009 to install EVS II on G150 aircraft. The Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) certified EVS II for
installation on large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft in
The Gulfstream EVS II generates actual, real-time
images of the aircraft’s surroundings using an
infrared camera mounted in the nose of the aircraft.
The system dramatically increases situational
awareness at night by allowing pilots to see terrain,
runways, taxiways and approaches that are undetectable
by unaided sight. Developed in cooperation with
Kollsman Inc., EVS II is 22 pounds lighter, has four
times the computational power and features four times
the memory of the original EVS, which the FAA
certified on Sept. 14, 2001.
Images from EVS II will appear on the G150’s
Multi-Function Display (MFD) and will be easily
selectable through the G150 Pro Line 21 menu system.
The G150 EVS II has been designed from the outset to
be seamlessly integrated with the future Head-Up
Display (HUD) system.
HUD II is a Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) designed by
Rockwell Collins that presents critical flight
information in the pilot’s forward field of view. It
features an all-digital Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
that allows the pilot to see flight guidance
information integrated with the infrared image from
EVS II, thereby improving touchdown precision.
In 2010, when the new Head-Up Display (HUD II) is
approved for G150 installation, Gulfstream will
integrate EVS II with HUD II and certify it for
all-weather operation. This combination of EVS and HUD
will allow G150 pilots to proceed from Decision Height
to a 100-foot altitude when using EVS for
Today, more than 400 Gulfstream aircraft operate with
Source: Gulfstream Press Release