EASA approves Max-Viz EVS-1500 enhanced vision system for use in Eurocopter helicopters

PORTLAND, Ore., 16 May 2012. the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has given SRC approval for the installation and operation of the Max-Viz, Inc., a designer of enhanced vision systems, EVS-1500 infrared enhanced vision system on several Eurocopter twin-engine helicopter models.

The Eurocopter EC135 T1, T2, T2+, P1, P2, & P2 are included in the EASA supplemental type certificate (STC). The Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System is currently operational on an emergency medical services-configured EC135 owned by Hélicoptères De France, which serves customers in Normandy.

Swiss Air Rescue also operates 11 Agusta 109s fitted with the EVS, while the LPR, a Polish government agency responsible for medevac transports, has equipped its 23 EC135 helicopters with the Max-Viz EVS-1500.

Max-Viz enhanced vision systems are also approved by the EASA for Bell helicopter models 206, 407, 212 and 412. Max-Viz EASA certifications include Agusta helicopters and fixed-wing airframes including the Diamond DA50s and King Airs. An EASA STC for the Dauphin helicopter is also currently under development.

The EC135 EASA STC installation kit for the Max-Viz EVS-1500 is available through Max-Viz from TeamAtkins International and Rotor & Aircraft on EC135s operating under EASA jurisdiction.


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