One Sky Aviation Will Demo System For Northern Customers
Max-Viz Inc. of Portland, OR and One
Sky Aviation of Anchorage, AK told ANN Tuesday of the award of the
first Enhanced Vision STC out of the Anchorage ACO. One Sky
Aviation intends to utilize the EVS-1000 installation to market the
Max-Viz product line on the last frontier.
"The cooperative development of this important STC has provided
One Sky Aviation the ability to market EVS technology in a region
where demonstrations would otherwise be cost prohibitive," says
Cary Foster, Owner of One Sky Aviation. "We have installed Max-Viz
foundational product, the EVS-1000, on our PA-30 which will allow
us the ability to demonstrate the safety specific operational
advantages of enhanced vision to operators from all aviation market
"We have already had significant interest from both the single
engine general aviation segment, as well as corporate, transport
category airlines, and helicopter operators," Foster added.
Max-Viz EVS systems have been installed in a variety of general
aviation aircraft, including Pilatus PC-12s and Global Express
business jets. The company touts its EVS systems as the smallest,
most reliable and affordable Enhanced Vision Systems for
The systems use real-time infrared sensors, signal processing,
and a cockpit display to provide flight crews with actual images of
terrain, runways, taxiways, aircraft and other potential obstacles
during poor visibility conditions such as light fog, haze, smoke,
precipitation and darkness.
"The development of a relationship with One Sky Aviation in
Alaska has provided us with the ability to have a presence in a
region we would normally have difficulty in adequately serving,"
said Max-Viz President and CEO Jim Tuttle. "One Sky Aviation's
ability to conduct statewide on-site demonstrations has certainly
solidified their commitment to enhancing the safety of flight
operations in Alaska.
"The certification process through the Anchorage ACO provided
both One Sky and the FAA with a sound foundation on EVS
capabilities and installation specifics," Tuttle added. "We look
forward to the expansion in both the available products and
airframe certifications through One Sky Aviation in the near