Jetcraft Corporation introduces HUD Vision Access™ - Based on Kollsman
technology - For Bombardier Challenger 604
RALEIGH, NC, July 23, 2013
FAA STC approval and US dealer network established - sales and installation
now available through West Star Aviation
RALEIGH, NC, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Jetcraft Corporation and its
subsidiary Jetcraft Avionics LLC, today announced that their HUD Vision
Access™ system is now available for sale and installation on the Bombardier
Challenger 604 (CL604).
Last month, Kollsman announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
had awarded a "lower landing credit" approved supplemental type certificate
(STC) for the Kollsman enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) for the CL604. As
a major Kollsman EFVS distributor to the business aviation aftermarket,
Jetcraft has commercialized this offering and branded it as HUD Vision Access.
Fully integrated with existing avionics, HUD Vision Access makes the CL604 a
more flexible and valuable aircraft by allowing pilots to safely taxi,
take-off and land in total darkness, fog, rain, snow, smog and other reduced
visibility conditions. Under FAR 91.175, HUD Vision Access permits pilots to
descend below decision height (DH/DA) at most airports, reducing the need for
ground-based infrastructure. For owners and operators of CL604s, the principal
benefits include additional operational credit at more than 4,000 runways
across the country, during straight-in approaches with ILS or WAAS-LPV.
Implementation of the HUD Vision Access is a value-adding retrofit for CL604s
in-line with the FAA's new 'NextGen' initiative, which places increasing
importance on cockpit-based (vs. ground-based) guidance systems.
West Star Aviation, a leading US provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul
(MRO) services with multiple authorized locations, has been selected by
Jetcraft for system installations. West Star will sell and install HUD Vision
Access as an integrated system, provisions or as separate components.
"Jetcraft's HUD Vision Access system makes the CL604 a more valuable
aircraft," says Chad Anderson, President, Jetcraft Corporation. "Based on our
extensive experience in the remarketing of previously-owned business aircraft
and independent analysis, we estimate the resale value of HUD Vision Access to
be approximately 70% of new. Additionally, HUD Vision Access is a significant
differentiator at resale, compared to a similar aircraft without this upgrade.
Previously, EFVS was only available on new aircraft sold directly by OEMs.
With HUD Vision Access now STC approved on the CL604, we look forward to
continuing to work with the Kollsman team to pursue EASA approval and
comparable retrofits for aftermarket Bombardier Challenger 605 and CRJ
conversion fleets. Working with West Star Aviation to access this
game-changing technology enables clients to derive more value from their
aircraft investments," adds Mr. Anderson.
"We are pleased to be the leading installation facilities of Jetcraft's HUD
Vision Access system for CL604s," continues Greg Byrnes, Senior Vice
President, West Star Aviation. "We have considerable expertise with
Challengers, specifically including avionics installations. The HUD Vision
Access represents a major value-add for aircraft owners and operators. With
recent FAA STC approval now established, we are ready to serve the more than
150 CL604 operators registered in the US," concludes Mr. Byrnes.
About Jetcraft Corporation
Jetcraft Corporation is an international leader in new and pre-owned business
aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC,
Jetcraft has sales offices/representation in five US cities; Basel and Zurich,
Switzerland; Dubai, UAE, Moscow, Russia and Hong Kong, China. The company's
50-year-plus track record in aircraft transactions has earned it a world class
customer base and one of the strongest global networks in the industry.
Jetcraft Avionics LLC, a subsidiary of Jetcraft Corporation, provides
distribution of enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) for aftermarket business
aircraft using Kollsman's state-of-the-art EVS-II and AT-HUD. For more
information, please visit www.jetcraft.com.
About West Star Aviation
West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in airframe repair and maintenance,
engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation and
repair, interior refurbishment, paint, parts, surplus avionics sales, window
repair, landing gear overhauls and accessory services. The company also
provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton,
Illinois and Grand Junction, Colorado facilities. For more information, please
Notes to Editors
*"Commercial Aviation - Kollsman" is a business unit of Elbit Systems of
America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd.
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*For more information on the FAA's 'NextGen' initiative, please see:
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