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AerSale completes certification flight testing for AerAware EFVS

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In coordination with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), AerSale – provider of aviation products and services – has successfully completed all certification flight testing for AerAware, its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS).

Prior to the completion of the final test flight, the FAA approved all modifications to the system, allowing AerSale to complete its fifth set of test flights on August 19, 2023, which when added to the first four sets of flight tests, totalled more than 100 hours of flight time.

The AerAware EFVS solution enables commercial aircraft pilots to overcome degraded visibility situations day and night, allowing them to move in and out of airports faster, saving time, and increasing operational efficiency and safety.

Nicolas Finazzo, chief executive of AerSale, said, “We are pleased to reach this milestone in the development of AerAware, and we look forward to proceeding to Supplemental Type Certification and commercialisation of the product.”

AerSale serves airlines operating large jets manufactured by Boeing, Airbus, and McDonnell Douglas and provides integrated aftermarket services and products designed to help aircraft owners and operators realise significant savings in the operation, maintenance, and monetisation of their aircraft, engines, and components.

The EFVS system presents advanced imaging technology along with real-time aircraft primary flight systems data onto an Elbit Systems/Universal Avionics SkyLens Head Wearable Display (HWD). SkyLens enables pilots to continuously operate heads-up and monitor primary flight information while retaining situational awareness of terrain.

This EFVS incorporates multispectral ClearVision camera imaging, along with 3D synthetic vision, to provide unprecedented pilot situational awareness when operating AerAware-equipped aircraft in instrument conditions. With AerAware, instrument-approach visual references are revealed significantly earlier to pilots than with natural, out-of-window viewing.

This enables pilots to descend below published natural vision instrument approach minimums.

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