The US Federal Aviation Administration has expanded an earlier supplemental type certificate (STC) awarded to California-based Total Aircraft Services (TAS) for installation of the Max-Viz EVS-1000 enhanced vision system retrofit in the Challenger 601 to include the complete Bombardier Challenger family.

The original STC was awarded to the Van Nuys company in March. The system, priced at $129,000, covers installation of an infrared sensor in a modified fin fairing, and associated wiring changes to allow images to be displayed in the cockpit. Max-Viz and TAS say the display improves the crew's visual awareness.

Source: Flight International