Embraer and VisionSafe Corporation announced that VisionSafe’s EVAS (Emergency Vision Assurance System) is now available for the Praetor 500 and the Praetor 600 business jets. The new feature will be available through a Supplement Type Certificate (STC) issued by VisionSafe Corporation.
The EVAS system provides a clear space of air through which a pilot can see flight instruments and out the front windshield for landing the plane in the event of cockpit smoke. In addition to the Praetor aircraft, the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500 business jets are also eligible to be upgraded with the system. In 2020, a similar STC was issued by VisionSafe for the Legacy 600, Legacy 650 and Lineage 1000 business jets. In addition, EVAS is available as loose equipment for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300.
“This feature will enhance safety on Embraer’s Praetor business jets,” said Marsha Woelber, Head of Worldwide Executive Jets Customer Support & Aftermarket Sales, Embraer Service & Support. “This reflects the continuous improvement Embraer brings to its successful business jet portfolio.”
“Embraer’s constant commitment to safety is reaffirmed in announcing this partnership with VisionSafe. Having EVAS available as an STC on Embraer’s flagship Praetor aircraft is a milestone for business aviation,” said Chris Skurat, Director of Sales for Business Aviation at VisionSafe. “We are thrilled to announce EVAS is now available on all Embraer business aircraft, giving their clients the option of adding EVAS to their aircraft as an aftermarket upgrade.”