EVAS Provides Clear Vision on the Embraer Praetor Series

The Praetor 500 and 600 can now use VisionSafe’s Emergency Vision Assurance System currently available on the Legacy 600 and 650, and Lineage 1000 jets. Embraer Executive Jets

When smoke fills the flight deck, there’s normally an immediate pilot reaction—the desire to clear the air and solve the problem. With limited ways to improve the visibility inside the front office of a jet following a fire or other contaminating event, VisionSafe offers a solution that is now available on Embraer Praetor 500 and 600, and Legacy 450 and 500 aircraft. The EVAS (Emergency Vision Assurance System) clears the air enough to allow the pilot to view the instrument panel and regain forward vision through the front windshield to assist with landing the airplane.

The addition completes the portfolio of STCs already available on Embraer’s Legacy 600, Legacy 650, and Lineage 1000 platforms beginning in 2020. Operators can also opt for the EVAS on the Phenom 100 and 300 as loose equipment. VisionSafe currently provides the sole FAA-approved flight deck smoke displacement system, with more than 8,000 units installed globally.

“Embraer’s constant commitment to safety is reaffirmed in announcing this partnership with VisionSafe. Having EVAS available as an STC on Embraer’s flagship Praetor aircraft is a milestone for business aviation,” said Chris Skurat, Director of Sales for Business Aviation at VisionSafe. “We are thrilled to announce EVAS is now available on all Embraer business aircraft, giving their clients the option of adding EVAS to their aircraft as an aftermarket upgrade.”

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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