There are an average of three smoke incidents daily in the US. On average, one out of three require an emergency landing due to smoke.
Kaneohe, HI (PRWEB) April 23, 2015
VisionSafe Corporation has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Emergency Vision System (EVAS) Cockpit Smoke Displacement equipment applicable to the 747 Classic.
VisionSafe has customer orders pending for the 747 Classic and expects to begin delivery in third quarter 2015. With the company seeing demand in the air cargo segment, EVAS OEM VisionSafe has 3 other certifications for heavy transport aircraft due out this year. The company now has EVAS STC’s for over 80 aircraft types and the number is growing rapidly.
About Smoke and Vision
“There are an average of three smoke incidents daily in the US. On average, one out of three require an emergency landing due to smoke." The Air Line Pilots Association’s (ALPA) in-flight fire project reported more than 1,100 in-flight smoke and fire incidents over only 10 months, causing 360 emergency landings.
The FAA recommends that aircraft meet higher standards for continuous cockpit smoke protection (FAA AC25.109). FAA’s concern about smoke continues - this is still a “serious” problem and the statistics are essentially unchanged (Info 10019 10/6/10). Flight Safety Foundation ranks smoke/fire emergencies as the 3rd highest cause of fatalities. At least 1230 lives have been lost in air crashes where smoke and pilots inability to see their instruments was cited as the primary cause
The patented Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS) is fully FAA tested and certified to ensure pilot vision in the presence of dense continuous smoke. With EVAS, pilots are able to see the flight path and vital instruments as well as read approach plates and emergency procedures. The ability to perform these functions in an environment of continuous smoke will make a critical difference to safety
EVAS - winner of the Aerospace Industry Award for Safety, with over 80 FAA and global certifications – has earned acceptance in every segment of aviation. The alarming rate of smoke incidents has been addressed by more than 600 operators, including the US military, FAA, airlines, and corporate flight departments. All have done so using the more than 3000 EVAS systems delivered by VisionSafe.
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