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EFVS package facilitates safer landings
EFVS technology allows pilots to land in haze, smog, smoke and foggy conditions, but the procedural materials needed by crews and flight departments can be unwieldy. AviationManuals addresses this problem.
AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier.

AviationManuals, a provider of aircraft manual development services and safety management system (SMS) software for business aviation, has unveiled a new Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) package specifically designed to streamline the materials required by business aviation crews and flight departments for EFVS use. The company is providing a comprehensive manual that includes touchdown and rollout procedures, as well as Letter of Authorisation (LOA) application support services, making the development of the procedures manual and application for low visibility landings approvals much easier.

The EFVS technology installed on most midsize and large business jets provides a critical second set of eyes onboard, allowing pilots to fly and land at airports where there is extremely poor visibility. EFVS is an added layer of safety that can be used to help mitigate risk during inclement conditions.

“For a pilot, this means they can land in a greater variety of weather conditions, minimising delays or risks of being rerouted. Our EFVS package can be delivered in as little as a week, and quickly and efficiently provides pilots the manual and supporting equipment documents needed for approval of their LOA application,” says CEO Mark Baier.

The EFVS Compliance Package consists of an operations manual that focuses on landing to 100 ft above the touchdown zone as well as touchdown and rollout; the LOA application process up to submission; preparation of the associated FAA documentation, including a cover letter and all required supporting documents in accordance with FAA guidance; and organisation of the application documentation into a streamlined package, with each supporting document clearly labelled.

Though not required for US domestic travel, an EFVS LOA is often required internationally, especially for flights in the EU.

Washington, DC-based AviationManuals provides operations manuals and SMS software to fixed and rotary wing operators, technicians and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company supports more than half of IS-BAO registered operators. Its current focus is on Mobile Safety Management Systems through easy-to-use modules and apps.

Products and services include its ARC SMS software and corresponding iPad app for online subscribers; flight/company operations manuals; international operations and procedures manuals; minimum equipment lists; emergency response plans; and internal audit programmes, as well as LOA support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C) and EFBs. AviationManuals is a member of the NBAA and a part of its Leadership Council, IBAC, NATA and Flight Safety Foundation.

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