New 'heads-up' for ATR

EUROPEAN firm ATR has signed an agreement with Elbit Systems to use a combined avionics system which will help pilots flying its 600 series aircraft take off and land in low visibility via the ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) coupled with the Skylens wearable display.
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ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac said it will "further enhance airlines' operations" by "providing more operational flexibility and even higher standards of safety and reliability."

High-resolution images, video and information will be displayed on a high transparency visor, assisting pilots to operate in difficult conditions or airfields lacking sophisticated infrastructure.

The company said the system will be integrated into the ATR 600 series, but will also be offered as a retrofit to other 600 series aircraft which are already in service and as an option to the ATR 42-600 and 72-600 series.

Elbit Systems aerospace division general manager Yoram Shmuely said: "We are very proud to be selected by ATR to enhance its aircraft to take-off and land even in low visibility conditions, thanks to our cutting edge ClearVision EFVS family of products."

ATR announced last month that Airlines PNG will be the launch customer of the ‘combi' version of the 72-600 aircraft later this year, operate alongside the airline's fleet of Bombardier Dash 8s.

It will have the capacity to carry 44 passengers and feature a load space of 19 cubic meters.

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