EFVS 100ft operations on large commercial aircraft (infrared-visual EVS on HUD not
- SJU reference # PJ.02-W2-17.4d /Release 10
- Status In the pipeline
This Solution was formerly part of PJ.03a-04-W1
Medium and small airfields have limited resources to invest in advanced ground infrastructure to support all weather operations. Emerging vision-based technologies offer an alternative, which is located on board the aircraft, uses existing infrastructure and published instrument approach procedures (IAP) and can be used by all aircraft types.
Approach operations in low-visibility conditions (LVC) down to 100ft at non-CATII/III airports are enabled for large commercial aircraft via a cost-efficient enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) on head-up-display (HUD) decoupled from a synthetic vision system (SVS). EFVS operations down to 100ft are performed as defined per EU No 965/2012 and its upcoming amendments (EFVS-A as per EASA Opinion 02/2021).
The introduction of the EFVS 100ft capability into large commercial aircraft enables more flights to have access to the benefits brought by EFVS 100ft operations, thus enhancing such benefits at ATM network level.
Besides, EFVS 100ft operations conducted with EFVS decoupled fromSVS bring improved cost-efficiency thanks to the absence of SVS-related costs. This facilitates the adoption of EFVS 100ft capability by airspace users.