#NBAA13: Lexavia EVS debuts on Eclipse 550

LAS VEGAS — Lexavia Integrated Systems’ latest enhanced vision systems sensor, the LFS6000, is now available for the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. This advanced technology sensor is showcased on the first production Eclipse 550, which made its debut this week at the National Business Aviation Association convention.

The LFS6000 EVS sensor, measuring 4.85 inches in length, 2.1 inches in width and 1.42 inches in height, was specifically designed to be recessed into the Eclipse 550 airframe, reducing both ice accretion and drag, according to company officials. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on the LFS6000 for Eclipse 550 and other aircraft is expected as furloughed FAA personnel return to work.

Configured with high-performance 640 x 480 resolution, the LFS6000 uses the latest generation of vanadium oxide long-wave infrared technology and provides 2x electronic zoom, polarity control and image enhancement, according to company officials.

Designed to directly interface with the Avio IFMS in the Eclipse 550, the LFS6000 provides real-time enhanced vision capability during darkness, smoke, bad weather and other limited visibility situations. This allows pilots to better identify terrain, structures, vehicles and other aircraft on and near runways, offering added situational awareness, and increasing safety, company officials said.

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