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1K Helos Have Max-Viz Enhanced Vision Systems

By S.L. Fuller | October 4, 2017

Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System on a fixed-wing platform. Photo courtesy of Astronics

Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System on a fixed-wing platform. Photo courtesy of Astronics

More than 2,500 Astronics Max-Viz enhanced vision systems have been installed on aircraft, Astronics said. Some 40% of the 2,500 systems have been installed on helicopters.

The Max-Viz system provides situational awareness by allowing pilots to see “more precisely,” in adverse conditions, Astronics said. This includes both day and night, haze, smoke, smog, and other environments.

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In July, Astronics said its Max-Viz subsidiary would support FAA enhanced-vision systems research under a cooperative agreement with the FAA. The Max-Viz 1500 and Max-Viz 2300 would be installed on the agency’s Sikorsky S-76A flying testbed (registration N38) at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at New Jersey's Atlantic City International Airport.

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