“We readily bring the EVAS product to the attention of those operators who wish to preemptively address "smoke in cockpit" safety concerns, so bringing VisionSafe on as a strategic partner is a way for us to address these risks and provide solutions for ou
(PRWEB) May 09, 2015
Wyvern recommends the Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS) by VisionSafe to customers for cockpit smoke emergencies. As part of a new effort to serve the broader interest of furthering aviation safety, Wyvern is identifying key safety issues and partnering with products which provide the most comprehensive solutions.
Operating an aircraft with limited visibility to instruments poses a prevalent safety concern with few options to mitigate the associated risks. Aircraft evacuation systems are only equipped to manage lower quantities or intermittent smoke which may not be sufficient in the instance of an uneasily stemmed or unresolved source. EVAS is the only FAA certified device to handle continuous smoke and is a proactive approach in the event of such an emergency.
“As a company which studies and advocates aviation safety, many of our customers consult with us about their risk management needs beyond our own suite of services,” said Art Dawley, CEO of Wyvern. “We readily bring the EVAS product to the attention of those operators who wish to preemptively address "smoke in cockpit" safety concerns, so bringing VisionSafe on as a strategic partner is a way for us to address these risks and provide solutions for our customers”
"We are pleased that Wyvern has taken the lead in the industry, as a prominent "standards and auditing" company, to address this very significant issue”, said Lisa Sasse, Director of Corporate Strategies at VisionSafe. "There are an average of three smoke events daily in the U.S. On average, one out of three require an emergency landing due to smoke".
The Air Line Pilots Association's (ALPA) in-flight fire study 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 AC 25.9a). FAA's concern about smoke continues- this is still a serious problem and statistics are essentially unchanged. The Flight Safety Foundation ranks smoke/fire emergencies as the 3rd highest cause of fatalities. At least 1240 lives have been lost in air crashes where smoke and pilot’s inability to see their instruments was cited as the primary cause.
For more information and other Wyvern partnered safety products, visit: http://www.wyvernltd.com/tool/partner-products/
Wyvern is an aviation safety support company based in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Guiding customers in their everyday risk management through unsurpassed safety intelligence database, experienced auditors, consulting services, and air safety education to help each make the utmost informed decisions for their aviation needs and operations. Learn more at: http://www.wyvernltd.com
VisionSafe is the 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. Learn more at: http://www.visionsafe.com