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EVAS™ Smoke protection to be standard on the new Gulfstream 650.

EVAS™ Worldwide announced today, that the Gulfstream G650, due to enter service in the second half of 2012, will have the Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS™) as standard equipment. EVAS™ allows pilots to see in continuous dense smoke. With EVAS™ protection included as standard equipment, the G-650 will be the first factory delivered aircraft to meet FAA recommended standards for cockpit smoke. Until now aircraft manufacturers have chosen the minimum standard over the FAA's recommended standard. FAR part 25 advisory materials recommended that aircraft be built with systems to address continuous smoke. In fact, the FAA's own aircraft were retrofitted with the EVAS™ system in order to raise them up to recommended standards. Additionally, more than 3000 EVAS™ systems have been delivered.

"Finally after more than 15 years since the FAA recommended smoke protection – Gulfstream will make it standard" commented EVAS™ COO, Jonathan Parker.

The Emergency Vision Assurance System is the only cockpit smoke protection system that is certified to effectively defend against heavy and continuous smoke emergencies in the cockpit. EVAS™ is certified for use in dozens of aircraft types by FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and China's CAAC.

The FlightSafety Foundation ranks these type emergencies as the third highest cause of fatalities. Smoke of unknown origin is also the #1 cause of diversions for ETOPS flights. The Air Line Pilots Association in-flight fire project report concluded that there were more than 1,100 in-flight smoke and fire incidents in a 10-month period, causing 360 emergency unscheduled landings, due to smoke, fumes, or fire on board aircraft. The numbers of smoke related emergencies aboard aircraft have continued to rise, numbering between 3 & 4 emergency diversions and landings a day within North America alone.

EVAS™ is manufactured by the VisionSafe Corporation and is sold by EVAS™Worldwide, Mahwah, New Jersey. For more information contact Lisa Sasse, EVAS™Worldwide 201-995-9571 or visit them on the web at HYPERLINK "http://www.EVASWorldwide.com" www.EVAS™Worldwide.com.

Press release issued by VisionSafe Corporation on May 18, 2009

 

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