West Star Aviation recently announced the availability of the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), known as Hud Vision Access (HVA) for the Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft. Certification of the system is expected January 2013.
The HVA system consists of 3 LRU’s and provides numerous benefits to the operator, including: Safer operation in low visibility, enhanced situation awareness, terrain avoidance, and runway incursion detection. However, the most prominent benefit to the operator is the lower landing credits to minimums of 100 feet above the ground, which is half of the typical ILS approach. Lower minimums allow operators access to areas where other aircraft and operators cannot land. Furthermore, operators can get these lower minimums by simply installing and using the HVA system, there are no additional certifications for special training required.
In order to further enlighten the aviation market of the importance of EFVS, the FAA will be issuing low visibility operation rules during the next two years, which will speak to safer operations for all modes of flight with EFVS installed.
West Star is offering special discounted pricing for early customers. To learn more or to schedule service contact Rick Brainard, Vice President, Business Development at 970-243-7500 or Marty Rhine, Avionics Sales Manager, at 618-258-8813. West Star is a one stop service source for all Challenger CL300, 600, 601, 604, 605, Global, Global 5000, and Global Express. For a full list of Challenger capabilities, visit www.weststaraviation.com.
West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.
In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Columbia, SC; and Dallas, TX, West Star Aviation runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO and at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation, Inc. is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit http://www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421