Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. announce a supplier contract with Lexavia Systems for the Enhanced Vision system in the Eclipse 550 Jet, scheduled for first delivery in the third quarter of 2013.
Safety of flight can never be overstated or taken for granted. With the addition of the Lexavia as the Enhanced Vision System supplier for the Eclipse 550 Jet, Eclipse Aerospace offers one more measure to assist pilots in flying and arriving safely. The Lexavia model chosen, the LFS6000, is the most compact and lightweight Enhanced Vision System (EVS) sensor available today. Optimized for high speed / low drag aircraft requirements, the sensor housing rises a mere 1.42 inches above the center of the bonnet, blending smoothly into the aerodynamic flow of the E550. The ease of installation and refined aesthetics make the LFS6000 a perfect match to the lines of the Eclipse airframe.
The LFS6000 sensor is the lightest and most aerodynamic Enhanced Vision System sensor on the market. At 4.85 inches in length, 2.1 inches in width, and 1.42 inches in height, what is already an ultra low profile sensor housing, is made even more so because it is designed to be recessed into the Eclipse 550 airframe. With this design, the LFS6000 rises only 1 inch in height which reduces both ice accretion and drag.
“The addition of Enhanced Vision adds yet another level of safety to the Eclipse 550. EVS, along with Synthetic Vision, Auto Throttles, and the other features of the new Eclipse 550 avionics platform brings an incredible amount of technology to the aircraft, while at the same time reducing pilot workload. Eclipse continues to work relentlessly to build the safest, most cost effective, and easiest to operate aircraft in its class,” remarked Cary Winter, SVP of Engineering & Global Service.
The LFS6000 will be configured with the extremely high performance 640 x 480 element sensor array, which uses the most recent generation VOx long wave infrared technology. The LFS6000 with 640 x 480 resolution camera offers 4x electronic zoom.
“Our sensor is by far better than anything else in category on the market. The sensor housing is so small that it fits in the palm of your hand and with one single point of installation, the structural impact to the aircraft is minimal,” said Bill Van Zwoll, Lexavia Director of Sensors and Integrated Products.
Lexavia’s LFS6000 interfaces with Eclipse 550 EFIS for display on the MFD, and the infrared depiction will be displayed on the MFD in the cockpit.