• SJU reference # PJ.03a-04 /Release 2019
  • Stakeholders
    AO
    AU
  • Benefits Capacity
    Cost-efficiency
    Predictability
    Safety
  • Status In the pipeline

SJU references: #PJ.03a-04, see delivered solution #117Medium and small airfields have limited resources to invest in advanced ground infrastructure to support all weather operations. Emerging visual-based technologies offer an alternative, which is located on board the aircraft and can be used by all aircraft types.

SJU references: #PJ.03a-04, see delivered solution #117Medium and small airfields have limited resources to invest in advanced ground infrastructure to support all weather operations. Emerging visual-based technologies offer an alternative, which is located on board the aircraft and can be used by all aircraft types.

Research continues on enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) with the introduction of advanced active sensors that offer enhanced penetrability in adverse conditions. These additional capabilities will increase the performance and reliability of EFVS landing operations, making the solution an “all-weather operations”. In doing so, the candidate solution will enable business aviation, regional and even commercial airspace users to access to all airports in all weather conditions, particularly secondary airports thereby avoiding cancellations, diversions and delays, provided the aerodrome has been declared suitable for EFVS operations.

Research will also continue on the use of EFVS and combined vision systems (CVS) in helmet-mounted display (HMD) for taxi and landing operations, including in low-visibility conditions. For taxiing, the candidate solution enhances the situational awareness of pilots, enabling them to detect and react promptly to evolving situations and in doing so improve their decision-making.

Vision systems will contribute to safety and efficiency in surface operations. For Landing, the HMD is an alternative to existing HUD for EFVS operations.  This candidate solution allows more aircraft, especially small and medium aircraft, to conduct low-visibility operations, which would not be possible otherwise.

Benefits

  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Increased operational and cost efficiency 
  • Enhanced safety, resilience and security