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.