Astronics Corporation and Sikorsky have collaborated on the installation of the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter.
The Max-Viz 2300 EVS is able to present recent images on multi-function displays (MFDs), primary flight displays (PFDs), and standalone displays, allowing greater situational awareness for pilots. It offers better visibility in adverse weather conditions, including at night.
“Astronics Max-Viz is pleased to be flying on Sikorsky’s S-76 platform and to be a part of its four-decade legacy of safety and reliability,” said Tom Geiger, Business Unit Manager for Astronics Max-Viz. “We are excited to be part of upgrading the capabilities of the proven S-76 fleet.”
Customers are able to purchase the Max-Viz 2300 when purchasing the Sikorsky aircraft or as an upgrade at a later point. The device has Supplemental and Type Certificates for both fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft and has been installed on around 3,000 aircraft in total – 40 per cent of which are helicopters.