Bombardier announced on 10 Sept that it is now offering a Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS) and Head-up Guidance System (HGS®) for the new widebody Challenger 605 jet. Federal Aviation Administration certification is scheduled to be complete in the third quarter of fiscal year 2009.
BEVS will provide pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and or darkness. BEVS also enhances safety by helping to identify runway incursions.
BEVS is being developed in cooperation with Rockwell Collins, the overall HGS and Enhanced Vision System integrator, and CMC Electronics, supplier of the SureSight CMA-2600i Integrated Sensor System, a new development of the currently certified CMA-2600.